Arterial

Definition of Arterial:

Blood that leaves the heart.  When it leaves the right ventricle, it is venous blood; and when it leaves the left ventricle, through the aorta, it is fresh and oxygenated.  After it has passed out to the capillaries and started to return, it is venous blood.

Also: Arteries, Artery

Topics Related to Arterial

Acidosis

...the condition
“...Acidosis is defined as an arterial pH below 7...”

Alcohol Consumption

...as a treatment
“...used medicinally throughout recorded history and even as early as 1900 there was evidence that moderate consumption of alcohol was associated with a decrease in the risk of heart attack (coronary artery disease) in particular...”
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Aminoguanidine

...as a treatment
“...Some gerontologists believe that glycosylation is the most significant biologic event responsible for the degenerative diseases of arterial system, the eye and the brain...”

Aneurysm

...related topic
“Localized enlargement of an artery...”

Aneurysm / Rupture

...the condition
“An aneurysm is the abnormal enlargement or bulging of an artery caused by damage to or weakness in the blood vessel wall...”
...relationship to Chronic / Hidden Infection
“...The drug doxycycline appears to inhibit enzymes that play a role in weakening of the arterial walls...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
“...Signs of lipid peroxidation were markedly elevated in all diseased arterial tissue compared to controls...”

Angina

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: The primary cause is atherosclerosis, although platelet aggregation, coronary artery spasm, myocardial ischemia, non-vascular mechanisms such as hypoglycemia, and increased metabolic need (as in hyperthyroidism) can also be important considerations...”
...related topic
“Angina Pectoris: Severe, restricting chest pain with sensations of suffocation caused by temporary reduction of oxygen to the heart muscle through narrowed diseased coronary arteries...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“Magnesium insufficiency-induced coronary artery spasm, more common in men than women, is now recognized as an important cause of myocardial infarction and may be of significance in angina pectoris...”

Angioplasty

...as a treatment
“Angioplasty can be used to open narrowed arteries in the legs, just as it does in the heart...”

Angiostrongyliasis

...the condition
“...The larvae migrate to the gray matter of the brain, where they molt before ultimately lodging in a pulmonary artery...”

Antioxidant Requirement

...relationship to Atherosclerosis
“...This effect was strongest for coronary artery disease, where vitamin E reduced death from heart attack by 63%...”

Antioxidants

...as a treatment
“...In terms of heart disease and stroke, it is possible that higher levels of antioxidants slow or prevent the development of arterial blockages, a complicated process involving the oxidation of cholesterol...”

Aorta

...related topic
“The largest artery in the body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen...”

Arjun

...as a treatment
“...It is used for the treatment of coronary artery disease, heart failure, edema, angina and hypercholesterolemia...”

Arrhythmias/Dysrhythmias

...the condition
“...The most common cause of arrhythmias is heart disease, particularly coronary artery disease, abnormal heart valve function and heart failure...”
...recommendation Massage
“...This can be done in several ways ... Pressing/massaging one side of the neck on the carotid artery...”
...recommendation Olive Leaf Extract
“European researchers have reported that olive leaf extract could increase blood flow in the coronary arteries and relieve arrhythmias...”

Arteriosclerosis

...related topic
“A common arterial disorder...”

Atherosclerosis

...the condition
“Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is the most common form of arteriosclerosis, a class of diseases in which the walls of a person's artery become thicker and less elastic through deposits along the arteries that often...”
...related topic
“A common form of arteriosclerosis; a narrowing of the arteries which reduces the blood and oxygen flow to the heart and brain as well as to other parts of the body and can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or loss of function or gangrene of other tissues...”
...our question about How suspicious or trusting you are
“...study suggests that high hostility levels may contribute to early subclinical atherosclerotic coronary artery disease...”
...relationship to Aneurysm / Rupture
“Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) weakens artery walls and predisposes the damaged portion to enlargement...”
...relationship to Manganese Requirement
“Manganese strengthens arterial tissues, making them more resistant to plaque formation...”
...relationship to Peripheral Vascular Disease
“Peripheral artery disease is a likely sign of more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries: Atherosclerosis of the peripheral arteries is by far the most common cause of peripheral vascular...”
...relationship to Low Male Testosterone Level
“...These results suggest that low testosterone levels predispose men to MI and are lower in men with severe coronary artery atherosclerotic disease than in controls...”
...recommendation Stress Management
“Cardiovascular risk factors that most highly predicted carotid artery wall thickness scores were holding anger in, being self-aware and having hostile attitudes...”
...recommendation Hawthorn Berry Extract
“...Proanthocyanadins stabilize collagen to prevent cholesterol deposits on arterial walls, prevent free radical damage, reduce peripheral vascular resistance, angina, cholesterol, and increase coronary and myocardial perfusion; hawthorn has a historic use in congestive heart...”
...recommendation Garlic
“A mechanism by which atherosclerotic plaque accumulates on the walls of arteries is the oxidation of LDL cholesterol...”
...recommendation L-Proline
“Proline is involved in the structural repair of damaged collagen in arteriosclerotic blood vessels (hardened arteries)...”

Beetroot

...as a treatment
“...Beet juice is also known to be very useful to fight arteriosclerosis by keeping the blood vessels and the arterial system in sound condition...”

Beta 1,3 Glucan

...as a treatment
“...Macrophage activation will not only help to draw extra cholesterol from the blood but it also can prevent further plaque formation on the arterial walls and phagocytize existing plaque which is recognized as a foreign body...”

Bioflavonoids

...as a treatment
“...This is not only true of free-floating blood cells, but also capillary and arterial walls...”

Broad Beans

...as a treatment
“...Consuming broad beans helps the body to remove fat from the arteries, lowering cholesterol levels...”

Buerger's Disease

...the condition
“...Buerger's disease is characterized by narrowing or blockage (occlusion) of the veins and arteries of the extremities, resulting in reduced blood flow to these areas (peripheral vascular disease)...”

Cardiac Ischemia

...the condition
“Alternative Names: Myocardial Ischemia, Silent Ischemia, Ischemia, Ischaemia Cardiac Ischemia occurs when blood flow through one or more of the coronary arteries is decreased for a short time, reducing the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart...”

Cardiomyopathy

...the condition
“...In this type of cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle is damaged, commonly as a result of coronary artery disease, and gradually loses its efficiency as a pump...”

Carotid Artery Disease

...the condition
“The carotid arteries are the two large blood vessels at each side of the neck...”
...our question about Hearing blood rushing in the ears
“A "swishing" sound may occur as blood flows past a blockage in a carotid artery...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Vitamin C protects artery linings by making them more resistant to the kind of injury that permits plaque formation...”

CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test

...as a treatment
“...In extreme cases, this can interfere with the flow of blood through the veins and arteries...”

Check Circulation

...as a treatment
“...In this procedure, a thin tube is inserted into the leg artery up near the groin...”

Chelation

...related topic
“...The purpose of chelation is to increase the flow of blood to the vital organs and tissues of the body by reducing calcium deposits in the arteries and blood vessels...”

Chelation Therapy

...as a treatment
“...given in conjunction with lifestyle and dietary changes incorporating specialized nutritional supplements, the procedure is an option to be seriously considered by any person suffering from coronary artery disease, cerebral vascular disease, brain disorders resulting from circulatory disturbances, generalized atherosclerosis and related ailments which lead to senility and accelerated physical...”

Chocolate

...as a treatment
“...Another study showed that flavonols in cocoa prevent fat-like substances in the bloodstream from oxidizing and clogging the arteries, and make blood platelets less likely to stick together and cause clots...”

Cholesterol Level Check

...as a treatment
“...If the results are high, or if you have a family history of coronary artery disease, you should be tested more frequently...”

Chromium

...as a treatment
“...Chromium also increases glucose tolerance, another important aspect of artery protection...”

Chromium Deficiency

...the condition
“...There is less hardening of the arteries in people of Asian countries, who it is estimated have five times higher chromium tissue levels than Americans...”

Chronic / Hidden Infection

...the condition
“...The common respiratory bug Chlamydia pneumoniae has been linked in new studies to arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...the condition
“...Coronary artery disease (CAD), cerebrovascular disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and peripheral vascular disease are all caused by smoking...”
...relationship to Atherosclerosis
“...Specifically, these chemicals are carried in the bloodstream on LDL cholesterol, where they either damage the lining of the arteries directly or they damage the LDL molecule which then damages the arteries...”
...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“..." Statistical evidence reveals a three- to five-fold increase in the risk of coronary artery disease in smokers compared to nonsmokers...”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...This type of hepatitis appears to be associated with diabetes, protein malnutrition, obesity, coronary artery disease, and corticosteroid treatment...”

Cluster Headaches

...the condition
“...This leads some experts to believe that part of the pain is caused by dilation in branches of the carotid artery (a major artery that supplies the brain with blood)...”
...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“...Caffeine is a constrictor of dilated arteries and should best be avoided as a dietary staple in vascular headaches...”

Cocaine Addiction

...our question about Severity of chest pain
“...Sometimes the arteries feeding the heart go into spasm, causing the severe chest pains that make users go to hospital...”

Coffee

...as a treatment
“...Caffeine is an inotropic agent, which means it changes the force of your heart's contractions: it increases the heart's action (heart rate) and produces a rise in arterial tension (blood pressure)...”

Cold Hands and Feet

...relationship to Poor Circulation
“In cases of peripheral vascular disease, the arteries narrow and there is a marked reduction of blood flow especially to the fingers and toes...”

Collapsed Lung

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: The diagnostic procedure normally involves checking to see if breathing can be heard with a stethoscope on the affected side, checking for low blood pressure, measuring arterial blood gas content, and a chest X-ray...”

Congestive Heart Failure

...the condition
“...Conditions that can lead to CHF include coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart attacks, cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease and infections, congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension...”

Copper

...as a treatment
“...A copper deficiency causes higher serum cholesterol levels along with the lesions similar to those seen in coronary artery disease...”

Cor Pulmonale

...related topic
“Hypertrophy of the right ventricle of the heart resulting from excessive pressure in the pulmonary artery...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...the condition
“...Coronary artery disease (heart attack, or myocardial infarction) is the number one killer in the United States, yet it barely existed before 1900...”
...our question about B-complex supplementation
“The B vitamins help prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing levels of homocysteine, which damages the arteries and promotes the buildup of plaque in the arteries (atherosclerosis)...”
...relationship to Low Male Testosterone Level
“Researchers at Columbia University Medical School studied 55 men undergoing X-ray exams of their arteries and found that those with a lower testosterone level had higher degrees of heart disease (blockage of the coronary arteries)...”
...recommendation Aspirin
“...Most heart attacks occur when a cholesterol-laden plaque ruptures in a coronary artery, attracting platelets to its surface and causing a clot (thrombus) to build up...”
...recommendation Cysteine / N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)
“Cysteine is sometimes used to help lessen the risk of coronary artery disease...”
...recommendation L-Lysine
“Linus Pauling discovered that supplemental L-lysine reduces the binding of lipoprotein-a, also known as Lp(a), in its binding to the walls of arteries...”
...recommendation Policosanol/Octacosanol
“...Like statin drugs, policosanol helps stop the formation of arterial lesions...”
...recommendation Stress Management
“...All of these stress-related behaviors have a direct effect on the development of coronary artery disease...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Supplemental vitamin C can help heal injured arteries when used with L-lysine and proline for plaque prevention and possibly removal...”
...recommendation Vitamin B-Complex
“105 male and female subjects with coronary artery disease who received folic acid (1mg/day), vitamin B12 (400mcg/day) and vitamin B6 (10mg/day) experienced a significant reduction in reblockage after angioplasty over those who did not take the...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
“Vitamin E may protect the endothelial cells of the arteries from becoming oxidized...”

Dairy Products Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...The excess remaining calcium can cause problems: calcium builds up the mortar on arterial walls which becomes atherosclerotic plaques; calcium is converted by the kidneys into painful stones that can block the urinary tracts; excess calcium contributes to arthritis...”

Depression

...relationship to Atherosclerosis
“...A study of 688 women showed that depression and anger are associated with hardening of the arteries in women, in part through physical and behavioral risk factors such as bad cholesterol levels, obesity and smoking...”

Dermatomyositis

...the condition
“...Others may also have Raynaud's phenomenon, in which the small arteries in the fingers and toes constrict, causing the skin to look pale or bluish, usually after exposure to cold...”

Diabetes Type II

...the condition
“...The best prevention for any of the complications of diabetes, including leg artery disease and foot infections, is a heart-healthy lifestyle, combined with so-called "tight control" of diabetes...”
...relationship to Poor Circulation
“Up to 50% of all people with leg artery disease have diabetes; for them, controlling both conditions is crucial...”

Diuretics

...as a treatment
“...The sodium takes water with it, increasing urine output and decreasing the amount of fluid flowing through the blood vessels, which in turn reduces pressure on the walls of the arteries...”

Dizziness

...the condition
“...(low blood oxygen); Reduced capacity for exercise or activity; Reduced ability for the blood circulation to compensate for quickly assuming an upright position; Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which causes decreased blood supply to the brain, heart and other organs; Internal bleeding or hemorrhage, which may go unnoticed; Prolonged bed rest, causing weakness, loss of ability to...”

Edema (Water Retention)

...the condition
“...Congestive heart failure most often is due to coronary artery disease and high blood pressure...”

Elevated Homocysteine Levels

...the condition
“A study at the National Institute on Aging found that homocysteine does more than just damage the arterial wall...”
...recommendation Stress Management
“It was recently found that periods of stress increase serum homocysteine, an amino acid known to be a significant risk factor for coronary artery disease...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...It sometimes strikes individuals who have had coronary artery bypasses using a saphenous vein from the leg: The removal of this vein is accompanied by removal of related structures of the lymphatic system, lowering immunity to infection...”

Enlarged Spleen

...the condition
“...Blood enters the spleen via the splenic artery, which subdivides into many tiny branches...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...Men get erections when sexual thoughts, originating in the brain, initiate a flow of nerve signals, some of which are parasympathetic, down the spinal cord to the arteries and smooth muscle in the penis...”
...relationship to High Total Cholesterol
“...Cholesterol builds up inside of all of one's arteries...”
...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“A buildup of plaque in the penile arteries can lead to difficulty achieving or maintaining erection...”

Estrogen Replacement

...as a treatment
“...Both of these changes result in a higher likelihood of developing coronary artery disease and subsequently having a heart attack...”

Excess Animal Fat Consumption

...the condition
“...Pathologies such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries, due to fat lining the inside of veins and arteries, which then blocks oxygen to the heart, causing a portion of the heart to 'die'), heart attack, stroke, arthritis, inflammation and kidney...”

Excess Carbohydrate Consumption

...the condition
“...Research shows that consuming too many carbohydrates, especially in combination with too many calories, can increase the level of blood fats known as triglycerides, which is a risk factor for artery disease...”
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Fibroids

...recommendation Surgery
“A new procedure called Uterine Artery Embolization is considered to be less invasive than other procedures and enjoys a high success rate...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...After three years, however, some types of cholesterol not ordinarily associated with coronary artery disease had risen significantly...”

Garlic

...as a treatment
“...Medical studies have shown that garlic can lower cholesterol, prevent dangerous blood clots, protect LDL cholesterol and the endothelial lining of the arterial system against oxidation, reduce blood pressure, prevent cancer, and protect against bacterial and fungal infections...”

Germanium

...as a treatment
“...It helps lower blood pressure and improves the health of arteries...”

Ginkgo Biloba

...as a treatment
“...It also offers significant protective action against the development of Alzheimer's disease, hearing loss and strokes, and it protects arterial walls...”

Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulfate

...as a treatment
“...This nutrient is a constituent of the arterial wall and has anti-coagulant (prevents blood stickiness), anti-lipemic (anti-fat in blood stream) and anti-thrombogenic (prevents clots) properties...”

Gugulipids

...as a treatment
“...Gugulipid has also been shown to decrease platelet aggregation and increase fibrinolytic activity in patients with coronary artery disease...”

Hawthorn Berry Extract

...as a treatment
“...It may open (dilate) the coronary arteries, improving the heart's blood supply...”

Headaches

...the condition
“...Temporal arteritis is caused by inflammation of the arteries which supply your head with blood...”

Hemolytic Anemia

...the condition
“...Sickle cells lodge in small arteries, causing acute pain and blood clots...”

Hiatal Hernia

...the condition
“...The symptoms of pain spreading from below the sternum (breastbone) to the neck, jaw, and arms can mimic the symptoms of coronary artery disease...”

High Total Cholesterol

...the condition
“...Large HDL removes cholesterol from the arteries while small HDL does not participate in this activity...”
...recommendation Chromium
“...This lowers the risk ratio for coronary artery disease...”

High/Increased Protein Diet

...as a treatment
“...Conventional corn fed beef, on the other hand, is a protein source containing high amounts of saturated fat, which can contribute to the development of elevated cholesterol and, over time, coronary artery disease...”

Hot Applications (Thermotherapy)

...as a treatment
“...Non-thermal effects include micromassage (microscopic movement of fluids and tissues), which leads to an increase in membrane permeability and arterial vasodilation and constriction...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen

...as a treatment
“...The effects of Hyperbaric Treatments on the cardiovascular system include decreased heart rate, decreased cardiac output, possible slight increase in blood pressure and arterial vasoconstriction after load increases...”

Hypertension

...related topic
“...the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure because it adds to the workload of the heart, causing it to enlarge and, over time, to weaken; in addition, it may damage the walls of the arteries...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“...Ultimately, hardening of the arteries develops, where it is particularly apparent in the kidney (nephrosclerosis)...”
...our question about Hearing blood rushing in the ears
“...This sound may occur as blood flows past a blockage in a carotid artery...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“...A mean reduction of 6mm Hg in diastolic pressure in patients with hypertension results in approximately 10% lower risk of coronary artery disease, and a 40% reduction in risk of strokes...”

Hypoglycemia

...our question about Adverse reaction to delayed meals
“...These can narrow the arteries, increase blood pressure, and result in headaches or migraines...”

Hypotonia

...related topic
“Lessened tension; arterial relaxation...”

Insomnia

...recommendation GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate)
“...For instance, GHB sleep is characterized by increased levels of carbon dioxide in the arteries, as in normal sleep [Vickers, 1969]...”

Intermittent Claudication

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Intermittent claudication is caused by arterial insufficiency (inadequate blood supply), primarily due to atherosclerosis...”
...relationship to Peripheral Vascular Disease
“The first symptom of leg artery disease is usually pain in the legs that comes on after walking for a while and goes away with rest...”
...recommendation Garlic
“...Effects of garlic-coated tablets in peripheral arterial occlusive disease...”
...recommendation L-Arginine
“...Restoring vascular nitric oxide formation by L-arginine improves the symptoms of intermittent claudication in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease...”

Internal Bleeding

...the condition
“...A ruptured artery or organ poses more of a problem...”

Ischemia

...related topic
“Localized tissue anemia due to obstruction of the inflow of arterial blood...”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...Arterial Embolization is reserved for patients whose health does not permit surgery, such as those with heart or lung disease...”

L-Arginine

...as a treatment
“...It is a substance produced by one's own blood vessels that keeps the blood vessel open (vasodilatation) rather than spastically closed (vasoconstriction), dilating the coronary and other arteries...”

LDL/HDL Ratio, High

...relationship to Manganese Requirement
“Manganese can help lower high triglyceride and cholesterol levels, with a particular effect on stabilizing LDL and decreasing its potential to form fatty plaques in the arteries...”

LDL/HDL Ratio, Low

...the condition
“HDL transports cholesterol out of one's arteries to the liver for disposal or recycling...”

Liver Cancer

...the condition
“...Hepatic arterial infusion – The doctor inserts a tube (catheter) into the hepatic artery, the major artery that supplies blood to the liver...”

Magnesium

...as a treatment
“...Capable of preventing arrhythmias (heart beat irregularity), magnesium has been shown to cut platelet aggregation (blood stickiness) and avert spasm of the coronary arteries...”

Manganese

...as a treatment
“...Deficiency is associated with atherosclerosis (fibrous, fatty plaques on the artery walls), and hypercholesterolemia (high levels of fat in the blood)...”

Marfan's Syndrome

...the condition
“...In addition, the main artery in the body, the aorta, can become dangerously weakened and rupture...”

Mesenteric Ischemia

...the condition
“...Acute Mesenteric Arterial Embolism (AMAE), Acute Mesenteric Arterial Thrombosis (AMAT), Abdominal Angina, Ischemic Colitis Mesenteric Ischemia occurs after a narrowing or blockage in the three major arteries that supply the small and large intestines...”

Methionine

...as a treatment
“...Source: Methionine is found in animal products, and is important to control fat levels in the liver and the arteries...”

Neurologic Testing, Conventional

...as a treatment
“...MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography) MRA, or magnetic resonance angiography, is a means of visualizing the carotid and vertebral arterial systems in the neck and brain without having to inject contrast into the bloodstream...”

Olive Leaf Extract

...as a treatment
“...Other European researchers validated that claim and also found it to increase blood flow in the coronary arteries, relieve arrhythmias and prevent intestinal muscle spasms...”

Periarteritis

...the condition
“Alternative Names: Polyarteritis nodosa A serious blood vessel disease in which small- and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged...”

Peripheral Vascular Disease

...the condition
“Alternative Names: PVD, Peripheral Artery Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease, PAD, Leg Artery Disease Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) refers to diseases of the arteries and veins that are located outside the heart and brain...”

Phlebitis / Thrombophlebitis

...the condition
“...Vitamin C helps strengthen the walls of veins and arteries...”

Plant-Based Nutrition

...as a treatment
“...states ... "Scientific data suggest positive relationships between a vegetarian diet and reduced risk for several chronic degenerative diseases and conditions, including obesity, coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and some types of cancer...”

Pleurisy

...the condition
“...The underlying medical conditions that can cause pleurisy are numerous and include ... A blood clot in an artery of your lungs (pulmonary embolism)...”

Policosanol/Octacosanol

...as a treatment
“...Healthy arteries are lined with a smooth layer of cells so that blood can race through with no resistance...”

Polycythemia Vera

...the condition
“...The excess of red blood cells may be associated with other complications, including stomach ulcers, kidney stones or clotting in veins and arteries, which can cause heart attacks or strokes and can block blood flow to the arms and legs...”

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

...the condition
“...Complications: PMR causes the arteries on the upper front side of the head, called the temporal arteries, to narrow...”

Poor Cerebral Circulation

...the condition
“...Pressure elevated above 140mm Hg results in increased resistance to flow in the cerebral arterial tree...”

Poor Circulation

...the condition
“...Congestion and traffic jams can afflict the arteries and veins, and "potholes" may even develop...”
...recommendation Surgery
“...Also, those freshly opened arteries may well close up again with the passage of time...”

Poor Memory

...recommendation Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
“Niacin (100mg daily) stimulates brain function and promotes blood flow by opening the arteries and veins, an action which usually causes a harmless flush...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...Types of ulcers include traumatic ulcers, arterial ulcers (tissue death due to impaired arterial circulation), venous ulcers (caused by faulty backflow valves within veins), diabetic foot ulcers (caused by a narrowing of the small arteries),...”

Problems Associated With Lack Of Exercise

...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“Because it increases the risk for coronary artery disease by almost two times, a lack of exercise is nearly as dangerous to the heart as smoking, abnormal cholesterol levels, or hypertension...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“...Insulin increases the rate at which cholesterol-laden plaque builds up on arterial walls...”

Pulmonary Embolism

...the condition
“Pulmonary embolism is a severe and life-threatening condition, caused when the pulmonary artery is blocked by foreign matter such as a blood clot (thrombus), fat, air or tumor tissue...”

Raynaud's Phenomenon

...the condition
“...Raynaud's is caused by tiny arteries that go into spasm, clamping down on the blood supply to the fingertips (and, less often, the toes)...”
...recommendation Inositol Hexaniacinate
“...30 people in one study with Raynaud's disease took 4gm of inositol hexaniacinate each day for 3 months and showed less arterial spasm...”

Retinopathy

...the condition
“...A hardening or thickening of the retinal arteries is called arteriosclerotic retinopathy...”

Rosemary

...as a treatment
“...Rosemary increases coronary artery blood flow, historically used to stimulate digestion and relieve nervous tension...”

S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe)

...as a treatment
“...As a methyl donor, SAMe reduces homocysteine which is probably even more important in producing hardening of the arteries, than even cholesterol...”

Saturated Fat

...related topic
“A type of unhealthy fat that is readily converted to LDL cholesterol and is thought to encourage production of arterial disease...”

Senile Dementia

...the condition
“...Causes include ... Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries...”

Silicon

...related topic
“...Tissues such as arteries, tendons, skin, connective tissue, cornea and sclera (white of the eye) contain relatively large amounts of silicon...”

Soy Isoflavones

...as a treatment
“...They have been shown to help prevent the buildup of arterial plaque, which reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke...”

Stress

...relationship to Atherosclerosis
“Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, reports on a study that has correlated the degree of carotid arterial atherosclerosis with exaggerated response to mental stress in men under the age of 55...”

Stroke

...the condition
“...They authors speculate that the thinning of the arterial wall that occurs with the use of many antihypertensive drugs (due to lowered pressure) might render the wall more subject to injury from high pressure that may occur when medications are...”
...relationship to Carotid Artery Disease
“Carotid artery stenosis is one of the causes of stroke...”

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

...the condition
“...Several large arteries form a circle at the base of the brain...”

Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...the condition
“...methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) will lead to build up of homocysteine in the bloodstream, called hyperhomocysteinemia, and this results in blood clot formation and hardening of the arteries...”

Systolic

...related topic
“Pertaining to the contraction phase of the heartbeat, or the pressure in the arterial system caused by the heart as blood is being pumped out...”

The Effects Of Overtraining

...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“...Free radicals bind with cholesterol to create plaque buildup in the arteries which increases risk of developing heart disease...”

Thoracic Duct

...related topic
“...Lacking the ability to contract and expand, the thoracic duct relies on its valves and the kinetic energy of breathing and nearby arterial pumping to drain lymph upwards...”

Tinnitus

...the condition
“...The most common cause of pulsatile tinnitus is arterial turbulence, a noisy blood flow caused by plaques or kinks in the arteries in the head or neck...”

TMG (Trimethylglycine)

...as a treatment
“...Homocysteine is a toxic end product of the metabolism (methylation) of methionine (an essential amino acid) and is now known to be a leading cause of heart and artery disease...”

Trigeminal Neuralgia

...related topic
“...Recently, at surgery or autopsy, arterial and – less often – venous loops have been found compressing the trigeminal nerve root at its entry point into the brainstem, which suggests that this is essentially a compressive neuropathy...”

Tryptophan Need

...the condition
“...Combined with a shortage of magnesium, this deficiency may be a contributing factor to heart artery spasms...”

Ultrasound Imaging

...as a treatment
“...Ultrasound is used to provide images of the following ... veins, arteries and blood flow (vascular ultrasound, venous ultrasound)...”

Vascular

...related topic
“...They are composed of arteries, veins and capillaries – arteries that pass oxygen-rich blood to the tissues of the body; veins which return oxygen-depleted blood from the tissues to the lungs for oxygen; and the...”

Vasculitis

...the condition
“...Heart Vasculitis in the coronary arteries is unusual in lupus...”
...related topic
“Inflammation and necrosis of blood vessels, including arteries, veins and capillaries...”

Vitamin A

...as a treatment
“...Vitamin A helps the body overcome the problem of thickening and hardening of the artery walls (disseminated sclerosis) in the circulatory system...”

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

...as a treatment
“...It enhances adrenal/heart functions, prevents deterioration of blood vessels, and helps to prevent arterial sclerosis (hardening of the arteries)...”

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

...as a treatment
“...Excess homocysteine causes atherosclerosis (thickening and hardening of the artery walls) and an adequate supply of Vitamin B6 will prevent the accumulation of this toxic metabolite...”

Vitamin E

...as a treatment
“...It prevents the buildup of LDL cholesterol in the arterial wall...”

Vitamin E Requirement

...our question about Using chlorinated water
“Chlorination destroys Vitamin E in the body, which can lead to heart problems, and has been linked to clogged arteries...”

Weight Loss

...as a treatment
“...After warming up and then sustaining an aerobic activity for about five minutes, take your pulse by placing two fingers on the carotid artery on the side of your neck, just under your jaw line and about one to two inches in front of your ear...”

Weight Loss Surgery

...as a treatment
“...recommended for either those who are severely obese (BMI over 40), or those who are moderately obese (BMI 35-40) and suffer from obesity-related medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension, arthritis, or sleep apnea...”

Yo-yo Dieting Consequences

...the condition
“...mass and subsequent rapid weight gain in the form of fat alters the body's fat-to-muscle ratio, one of the more important health risk factors for the onset of chronic diseases such as coronary artery disease and Type 2 diabetes...”

Zeolites

...as a treatment
“...One of these is that arteriosclerosis results from the infiltration of the endothelial lining of the arteries with toxic heavy metals...”
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