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Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

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Arteriosclerosis is a general term for several diseases in which the wall of the artery becomes thicker and less elastic.

The most important and common of these diseases is atherosclerosis in which fatty material accumulates under the inner lining of the arterial wall.

Atherosclerosis can effect the arteries of the brain, heart, kidneys and other vital organs. If it effects the arteries of the brain then a stroke may result, if it effects the heart arteries then a heart attack may result.

In most Western countries it is the leading cause of illness and death.

Each area of fatty thickening (atheroma) in the artery is composed mostly of cholesterol.
The result is arteries losing elasticity and growing narrow. With time, the atheromas collect calcium deposits and become brittle with a tendency to rupture and create clots .

Symptoms are not usually apparent until arteries are severely narrowed, then cramps and pain may result when blood can't keep up with the bodies need for oxygen. For instance angina type pain and leg cramps may occur when walking up hill due to lack of oxygen.

Your chances of developing this condition are high if you have high blood cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, obesity and lack of exercise.

Smoking is the single most biggest contributor to this serious disease.

McDowell's Herbal Practice suggests this mix for this condition:

  • Arteriosclerosis/Atherosclerosis: includes the herbs Fenugreek, Garlic, Alfalfa, Dandelion and Ginger; along with the Bach Flowers Wild Rose, Sweet Chestnut, Vine and Rock Water.

Garlic has the wonderful ability to change the fatty plaque into water soluble substances that can then be removed by the blood. On an emotional level this relates to hardened, rigid thinking, resistance and refusing to see positive qualities in life.

McDowells Herbal Practice suggests: "Don't give in to inactivity and a lazy old age.  Keep moving!" 

McDowell's staff Herbalists cannot diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a Herbal program, to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice. If you wish to ask for any further information or clarifications on this product please click on the link below.

Other articles that may be of interest are listed below:

Blood Pressure Support Mix

Cholesterol Mix

Smokers Support

 

Have a question? Contact McDowell's Herbal Treatments

McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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