Could atherosclerosis be clogging your arteries? It can strike at any age 20-30’s, 40-50’s, 60 and up…
Atherosclerosis is a Silent-Killer
One might think twice about lifestyle choices if you knew what was going on in your arteries. The narrowing and hardening of the arteries creates a slowdown in blood flow with minimal symptoms. Hence atherosclerosis is known as the “silent-killer”. The body is silently building up inflammation and clogging the arteries as you age striking as young as the 20-30’s. To reduce the risk of a major stroke or heart attack maintaining this blood flow is essential to living a healthy and long life.
Fountain of Youth for Your Arteries
“Don’t let your arteries retire early. Let them know you mean business by taking steps toward a healthy lifestyle. See your doctor and address your risk factors. Then, turn back the clock by giving your arteries a regular workout. They’ll thank you later, and you may add years to your life.” from WebMD.com article Your Arteries Age-by-Age.
[iconbox title=”TIP” icon=”Go_Back_From_Full_Screen.png”]Aerobic exercise reduces inflammation in your arteries. Remember, inflammation is the reason plaques become unstable and cause blood clots. Exercise “cools off” the cells inside plaques that cause inflammation.[/iconbox]
The arteries are lined by a special tissue called endothelium. Healthy endothelium dilates arteries during exercise and prevents atherosclerosis or blood clots from developing.
Even after a lifetime of bad habits there’s still time to change. Just by adopting a healthy lifestyle in middle age leads to a quick reduction in cardiovascular risk.
[iconbox title=”TIP” icon=”Go_Back_From_Full_Screen.png”] Risk factors to avoid damaging the endothelium tissue are; smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and high blood pressure.[/iconbox]
List of resources, all worth checking out.
Your Arteries Age-by-Age from WebMD.com
Read about what happens to your arteries as you age in your 20-30’s, 40-50’s, 60 and up.
5 Foods to Prevent Your Arteries from Clogging from DrOZ.com
Add years to your life by keeping your heart healthy.
Did you know hardening of the arteries is not an old person’s disease?
It can strike at any age based on the kind of lifestyle you lead. Follow my blog for healthy living tips and how to heal your body naturally!
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