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Atherosclerosis Treatment: An Overview

Atherosclerosis is a major cause of death in North America. It a vascular disease, which results in the hardening of arteries leading to many cardiovascular diseases.


The problem of atherosclerosis may start in your childhood days and would become symptomatic only at the stage of 50s to 60s. And what makes this disease even more dangerous is the fact that the modalities for its treatment are not well defined till date. It is only through the controlled risk factors that the possibility of this disease can be minimized.


When risk factors are taken into account the “life style factor” comes first. C-reactive protein, cholesterol and triglyceride analysis coupled with good diet and stress management are said to be the true indicators of the risk factors.


Most commonly prescribed medicines for the treatment of atherosclerosis are antihypertensive drugs. Cholesterol reducing drugs are also preferred. Antihypertensive drugs include beta blockers, diuretics, alpha blockers and some nerve inhibitors. These drugs although do not control the disease but they control the side effects at least.


Cholesterol reducing drugs are said to be more beneficial as they control the blood cholesterol level. Keeping low level of cholesterol can keep heart attack away and thus lessen the process of hardening of arteries. But these drugs too haven't got clean chit due to their side effects. According to Biomedica, tackling oxidatives within the arteries can also be the most effective means of treating heart diseases.


Also, there are some substances said to be the modifier of the process of atherosclerosis. These are:

1. Niacin. It is taken in therapeutic doses and may lower cholesterol level.

2. Vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid. It lowers the homocysteine levels.

3. Omega 3 fatty acids. It has the capacity to increase the elasticity of the blood vessels.

4. Nutricol. It can reduce inflammation, prevent the decaying process of cells and improve the structure and function of vascular tissues.

In addition to these substances Recovery R, an anti catabolic agent can also be used to modify the process of the disease. The benefits of using Recovery R are:

1. Less susceptibility to blood vessel injuries

2. Reduced catabolism

3. good recovery rate

4. less inflammation and spasm

5. less formation of lactic acid