Arteriosclerosis is the hardening of the walls in your arteries caused by too much pressure. It makes the walls thick and stiff and reduces their ability to carry blood and oxygen around your body. It’s often confused with arthrosclerosis, which is a special kind of arteriosclerosis. Arthrosclerosis is the build up of fatty deposits in your arteries.
Arteriosclerosis happens over time, and you might not experience any symptoms until blood flow has been affected by narrowed arteries. Symptoms also depend on which arteries are affected. Reduced blood flow to the heart can feel like a heart attack or chest pains. Reduced blood flow in the legs may feel like peripheral artery disease (PAD). If the arteries leading to your brain are narrowed, you could experience symptoms like numbness, slurred speech, or difficulty controlling the muscles in your face (much like stroke warning signs). If you experience any of these symptoms, you should go to the doctor to prevent (or treat) a more serious medical emergency. A blood clot in a restricted artery can easily lead to stroke or heart attack.
The risk factors for arteriosclerosis include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Damage or stress to an artery caused by these conditions or other injuries cause blood to clump together at the site. Over time, plaque and other deposits stick to the site, contributing to buildup and hardening. Pieces from these deposits may break off, causing a clot or blockage in another part of the body. Arteriosclerosis can also lead to other conditions like coronary artery disease, PAD, and aneurysms.
Treatment and prevention of arteriosclerosis involves a heart healthy lifestyle. In addition to not smoking, eating a healthy diet, and exercising, you should make oral chelation therapy a part of your heart health regimen. Chelation therapy works to improve your circulation by removing the plaque deposits. Our EDTA chelation contains no calcium in the formula, so it is effective in removing the calcium in plaque deposits, along with other heavy metals in your system. Removing calcium in plaque helps to dissolve the blockage, and the increased circulation allows your body to remove what’s left. Increasing and improving circulation throughout your body with oral chelation therapy benefits you in many ways and increases the health of your heart! Try Cardio Renew’s EDTA chelation therapy today! Start with the six-week chelation program, along with eating a heart-healthy diet! Read more about the benefits of chelation therapy and the success stories of those who have tried Cardio Renew