The insidiousness of this disease is that it flows initially completely asymptomatic, no bullshit. Suffice it to say that even the narrowing of the area of the lumen of the artery by 50% (twice) may not cause the patient any discomfort. So pass preventive examinations by a cardiologist aimed at detecting atherosclerotic plaques.
There are various examination methods: ultrasound examination of the vessels, angiography of the vessels (contrast x-ray examination). Regularly take blood tests to timely detect the abnormalities of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism.
Very good and accurate method of diagnosis is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Images obtained with this method allow to detect even minor changes to structures of the body. However, it is not always possible to apply, for example, patients who have implanted pacemakers, joint prostheses, it is contraindicated.
Atherosclerosis of lower limb arteries is usually manifested in the form of pain, numbness, claudication. Keep this in mind and if you experience these symptoms, contact your doctor.
Special attention to the timely detection of the disease should be given to people predisposed to it. For example, those whose parents suffered from atherosclerosis, and people with high blood pressure who are overweight, forced to lead a sedentary lifestyle, especially coupled with unrest, stress, unhealthy habits (especially Smoking).
Remember that any disease is easier to prevent than to cure. And remember the rule: "no no cholesterol atherosclerosis!" Minimizing the consumption of foods rich in cholesterol can significantly reduce the risk of developing the disease (and therefore its negative consequences).
As arises and develops fatty plaque? On the inner wall of the artery begins to be deposited cholesterol. First, in the form of thin strips, and then they increase in size, condensed, and therefore gradually transformed into atherosclerotic plaque. If a high blood cholesterol, plaque continues to increase in size, more overlapping the lumen of the artery. In worst case scenarios, a blood clot forms that completely blocks blood flow and causes acute oxygen starvation of the body.
Advice 2: How to treat vasoconstriction
Narrowing of blood vessels is the cause of many diseases in the human body. The main the main cause is atherosclerosis of the arteries. On the vessel wall formed plaques that grow over time and constrict him. Through this vessel the blood passes with difficulty, as a result of impaired blood supply of organs and the development of the disease.
To treat the narrowing of blood vessels begin changes to the menu. Most importantly, what you should pay attention to is proper nutrition with low content of cholesterol. Take special medicines. To date, the most reliable and able to reduce the ability of centenarii of cholesterol by the body is "Fluvastatin", "Atorvastatin", "Simvastatin", etc. On cholesterol is affected by weight - if it is excessive, you have to lose weight. Be sure to exercise.
Smoking can cause narrowing of blood vessels. So the best option is to get rid of bad habits, or at least to reduce the number of cigarettes smoked.
Narrowing of vessels leads to a dangerous disease, such as angina. This is pain arising in the heart due to oxygen starvation of the heart muscle. The cause of insufficient blood flow and oxygen through the narrowed artery. In the event of attack is shown at rest, should immediately stop any physical activity. Assume a comfortable position and put under the tongue, Nitroglycerin or its analogues. In three minutes, if it doesn't, take another pill Nitroglycerin. It starts its action almost immediately, don't think that the drug not began to act.
In protracted attack, immediately call an ambulance - it could be a precursor to myocardial infarction.
If tablets under hand was not appropriate to apply a SIP of cognac or vodka. Longer hold it in your mouth without swallowing and then swallow.
To treat the narrowing of blood vessels in the heart, putting a yellow card on the field. And be sure to see a doctor. Many people think that the attack will pass by itself and no action is taken. This is the main mistake patients. If the attack was delayed, to stop it will be much harder.