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Atherosclerosis – The Heart’s Silent Enemy

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Studies show that cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the world, in 80-90% of cases being involved in heart vessels atherosclerosis and in 15-20% by cerebral vessels atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis refers to a series of changes in heart arteries, consisting of filing of fat, lipids, polysaccharides, blood, fibrous tissue and calcium deposits in artery walls. Atherosclerosis is the cause of most cardiovascular diseases (angina pectoris, ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, stroke).

Atherosclerosis begins since childhood!

These deposits on artery walls are starting from childhood or adolescence, although the clinical manifestations of atherosclerosis are very late, during the installation plaque and the occurrence of first clinical signs of arterial stenosis (ischemic disease) or thrombosis (plugging vessels) may vary between 10 and 30 years, when some arteries organ (brain, heart, kidney) are “blocked” in excess of 75%.

Knowledge eliminates the danger of atherosclerosis risk factors

Atherosclerosis can not be detected by normal methods of investigation and analysis. But risk factors such as smoking, diet high in animal fats and cholesterol, constant physical inactivity provides indirect information on the presence of atherosclerosis. One of the most effective detection method is exercise testing, when performing an ECG during exercise.

If there is atherosclerosis in the vessels of the heart, electrical changes occur in the path of the heart. In the case of ischemic heart disease with significant atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries can be performed coronary angiography, which facilitates assessment of the internal diameter of arteries and locate areas of obstruction prior to surgery.

Atherosclerosis – a reversible disease

Atherosclerosis can be prevented and even reversed by following a lifestyle that involves giving up smoking, adopting a diet that excludes the consumption of meat, eggs, fish, dairy, performing regular exercise and an attempt to reduce daily stress as much as possible.

Plants that burn fat

Herbal medicine recommended the use of the plants as an adjunct in the treatment of atherosclerosis, along, of course, with allopathic treatment and lifestyle changes:

Black Currant: decoction of one teaspoon to one cup of fruit with water. Drink two cups each day.
Horse’s tail: a decoction of two tablespoons of water to a glass plant. Boil 5 minutes. Drink 1/3 cup, 3-4 times per day.
Cornel: decoction of two tablespoons of fruit to a cup of water. Drink two cups each day.
Hawthorn: infusion of one teaspoon of flowers, leaves and fruit to 1 cup boiling water. Drink one cup per day.

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