Reducing plaque buildup in arteries?

are there ways to actually remove some of the plaque thats builtup in your arteries that doesn't involve surgery? If you exercise and lower your cholesterol levels, in addition to the other benefits, does that eat away at the plaque thats already built up?

3 Responses to “Reducing plaque buildup in arteries?”

  1. kjmerritt_04 Says:

    Without surgery you cant reduce it but you can maintain it if its not affecting the blood flow or your heart. Your diet is more important than you think. Most people wont change much except eating more veggies. You have to stay away from pastas and do NOT eat fried foods. Eat baked meat and lots of fish.

  2. Sophie B Says:

    exercise, and proper diet will reduce plaque buildup…..

  3. Isa Says:

    Can you reverse damage done to your arteries by excessive fat?

    If you are already past 30, it naturally occurs to you to wonder whether the damage done to your arteries is permanent, or whether it is reversible. At the present stage of research, doctors cannot answer the question with certainty. Experiments with animals have shown that the condition is reversible in animals. We have evidence that the cholesterol in the arteries is absorbed in children, as shown by Dr. Russell Holman and others.

    However, this metabolic gift seems to be lost as we grow up. There are many authorities in the field who do believe that since atherosclerosis is reversible in animals, it can also be eliminated even after it is established in humans as well.

    How fats damage or destroy your arteries? Fats enter the inner layer of the artery. A kind of wart is then formed, called a plaque of lat. As it grows larger it blocks or obstructs it partly or completely Along with the fatty deposits of cholesterol, fatty acids, neutral fats, etc., which make up these atheromatous plaques, calcium and other minerals are also deposited. These make the artery feel hard, giving rise to the term— "hardening of the arteries."

    Actually we see a softening of the arteries which takes place first because of these fatty deposits. It is often noticed in many individuals that this free fat will be floating in the blood stream for hours after a meal containing fat has been eaten. The blood is then called lipoid, which means loaded with fats. These fats in the blood are regarded by many scientists to be as dangerous as is cholesterol, in entering the artery wall. A great proportion of these fats in the blood are combined with proteins, called lipoproteins.

    One of the greatest factors influential in the current epidemic of heart attacks has unquestionably been the startling increase in fat intake. In the United States alone, the fat content of our diet has just about doubled in recent times. Where fat formerly constituted some 15 to 20 per cent of our meals 50 years ago, it now has jumped to 30 and 40 per cent or more.

    Your diet is the key to your health. Diet is an important factor in the cause and cure of many ills. The wrong foods can cause allergic reactions ranging from the well-known strawberry rash to death from allergic asphyxiation. The right foods can help you clear up such allergic reactions. The wrong foods can bring on overweight, sap your energy, and rob you of zest and well-being. And in the degenerative diseases of the heart and blood vessels, diet is the key; it is the difference between active good health and dangerous illness.