Can stress cause carotid artery blockage?

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asked Nov 30, 2022 in Diseases Conditions by upremumies (1,600 points)
Can stress cause carotid artery blockage?

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answered Dec 7, 2022 by Take8seat (26,980 points)
Stress can cause carotid artery blockage as stress increases the plaque rate which can lead to accumulation of plaque in the arteries.

This in turn makes the platelets sticky and prone to forming clots which can block these arteries.

Stress also causes the arteries to constrict and starve the heart of nourishing blood and triggering chest pains or heart attacks.

Foods you should avoid with a blocked carotid artery are foods high in trans fats and saturated fats and processed foods.

Also you should keep your cholesterol levels in check and keep your blood sugar in check as well when you have carotid artery disease.

When you have a blocked carotid artery you should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and eat fresh vegetables and fruits instead of frozen.

Also you should eat foods such as whole grain breads, crackers, cereals, pastas and other high fiber foods and eat lean meats such as turkey or skinless chicken.

The death rate of carotid artery surgery is 0.5% and the death rate of carotid artery surgery is highest in those 85 years and above at 1.7%.

You can get rid of plaque in your neck arteries by having a surgery called carotid endarterectomy.

The carotid endarterectomy is done by making an incision along the front of your neck which opens the carotid artery and removes the plaque.

You can also help remove plaque from your neck arteries and your other arteries by eating foods that are good for reducing plaque in the arteries.

A change in diet can reverse plaque in arteries and also cleanses out and prevent plaque buildup in the arteries.

Good foods to eat that help reverse plaque in the arteries are tomatoes, berries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, blueberries and strawberries.

Other foods that are good for reducing plaque buildup in the arteries are fish, beans, leafy greens, Cruciferous vegetables, citrus fruits, oranges and onions.

Aspirin can and does reduce plaque in the arteries as aspirin helps to thin the blood which reduces risk of blocked arteries and plaque rupture.

Taking a daily aspirin can help to reduce the risk of stroke, blood clot and heart attack.

The supplement that removes plaque from the arteries are Omega-3 fish oil supplements which also help to reduce plaque buildup in the arteries and lower your risk of stroke, heart disease, blood clots and heart attacks.

Statins do dissolve the plaque in the arteries by lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol which is known as bad cholesterol in your blood.

They help to draw out cholesterol from the plaque and stabilize the plaque.

Exercise can help to unclog arteries and remove plaque buildup in the arteries.

Daily exercise can also prevent arteries from clogging up and prevent plaque build up in the arteries as the exercise keeps your blood flowing.

Changes in your lifestyle which include stopping smoking, managing stress, exercise and eating a healthy diet can help unclog arteries and reduce the size of atherosclerotic plaques.

Plaque in your arteries is made up of deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium, and fibrin.

As the plaque in the arteries builds up, the artery walls become thickened and stiff.

Atherosclerosis is a slow, progressive disease that may start as early as childhood.

Although, it can progress rapidly.

Some ways to get rid of the plaque in your arteries are.

Angioplasty. Angioplasty, also called percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or PTCA, involves inserting a long flexible tube called a catheter into a blood vessel through a small incision in your skin.
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft.
Coronary Stent.
Rotational Atherectomy.

Vitamin B3 as well as Niacin helps to remove plaque from your arteries.

Niacin, or Vitamin B3, is the best agent known to raise blood levels of HDL, which helps remove cholesterol deposits from the artery walls.

HDL is like a vacuum cleaner for cholesterol in the body.

When it's at healthy levels in your blood, it removes extra cholesterol and plaque buildup in your arteries and then sends it to your liver.

Your liver expels it from your body. Ultimately, this helps reduce your risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

Taking aspirin daily can help reduce the plaque in your arteries and can also prevent blood clots by thinning out your blood.

Health experts findings show that aspirin not only decreases inflammation in the arteries and the growth of the atherosclerotic plaque, but it also beneficially alters the consistency of the plaque that remains.

You can live with a 100 percent blocked artery if you get treated for the blocked artery and have the artery unblocked or have a stent put in.

When one or more of the coronary arteries suddenly becomes completely blocked, a heart attack (injury to the heart muscle) may occur.

If the blockage occurs more slowly, the heart muscle may develop small collateral blood vessels (or detours) for other coronary arteries to reroute the blood flow, and angina occurs.

The symptoms of clogged arteries include shortness of breath, chest pain, heart palpitations, sweating, nausea, dizziness and weakness.

Clogged arteries result from a buildup of a substance called plaque on the inner walls of the arteries.

Arterial plaque can reduce blood flow or, in some instances, block it altogether.

Clogged arteries greatly increase the likelihood of heart attack, stroke, and even death.

A buildup of plaque can narrow these arteries, decreasing blood flow to your heart.

Eventually, the reduced blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms.

A complete blockage can cause a heart attack.

Some common warning signs of clogged arteries are, shortness of breath, chest pain, heart palpitations, sweating, nausea, dizziness and weakness.

When your arteries are clogging then it reduces the blood flow to your heart and brain and then you can have a heart attack, stroke etc.

If you think your arteries are clogging or are clogged you should go to the emergency room or urgent care and have tests done.

A stress test can help detect really clogged arteries.

Clogged arteries need to be remedied soon because when left untreated the clogged arteries can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, strokes and even death.

You can pass a stress test and still have a blockage of your arteries.

A stress test can only really detect if the arteries are blocked 70 percent or more.

If your arteries are not blocked at least 70 percent or more then you may still have an artery blockage even though you passed the stress test.

A stress test is a good test though that can help detect blockages but the only really true and 100 percent way to detect a blockage in your arteries is to have a Electrocardiogram, Chest X Ray, MRI or PET scanning and a Cholesterol Screening.

If you need your arteries cleaned then they can usually clean your arteries through a surgical procedure and may even need to put in artery stents to prevent a blockage.
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