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Can lifestyle changes treat clogged arteries?

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Yes. A healthy lifestyle can manage arterial plaque and clogged artery treatment. You can:

  • Eat a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol. Get plenty of fruits and vegetables. Choose foods low in sugars and simple carbohydrates.
  • Stay at a healthy body weight
  • Don't smoke
  • Get regular exercise
  • Manage your stress
  • Keep blood pressure and cholesterol down
  • Maintain low blood sugars

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: ''Atherosclerosis.''

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: ''Atherosclerosis.''

American Heart Association: ''Peripheral Heart Disease.''

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: ''Atherosclerosis.''

WebMD Medical Reference: ''Coronary Artery Disease.''

Society for Vascular Surgery, VascularWeb: ''Carotid Artery Disease, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attacks.''

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 7, 2020

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: ''Atherosclerosis.''

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: ''Atherosclerosis.''

American Heart Association: ''Peripheral Heart Disease.''

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: ''Atherosclerosis.''

WebMD Medical Reference: ''Coronary Artery Disease.''

Society for Vascular Surgery, VascularWeb: ''Carotid Artery Disease, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attacks.''

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 7, 2020

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