Arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from your heart to other parts of your body. Healthy arteries are pliable and durable, with blood flowing easily throughout your circulatory system. As you age, pressure builds up resulting in plaque on the walls which causes them to thicken and become stiff. In severe cases, this will restrict blood flow to your vital organs and tissues. This hardening of the arteries is called arteriosclerosis.Back to Top
Arteriosclerosis is more commonly known as blocked arteries and can lead to a variety of symptoms depending on which organs are compromised. When oxygen to the brain is blocked due to a clogged artery you can experience:
- Balance problems
- Ischemic attack
- Decreased kidney function
- Chest pain and/or a heart attack
There are some symptoms many patients are unaware of when managing blocked arteries. After eating, for instance, there is an increased demand on the circulation system to the gastrointestinal tract because digestion requires more blood to this area of the body. Clogged arteries can cause pain in the abdomen after a meal.Back to Top
Blocked Arteries Management
Part of the Houston Wellness Clinic’s approach to managing arteriosclerosis is chelation therapy. There are many areas of the body for which intravenous chelation therapy, coupled with oral chelation, has proven effective for the condition.
At the Houston Wellness Clinic we have used chelation therapy to help patients manage their blocked arteries, even those who have undergone previous surgeries to correct arteriosclerosis with a stent or bypass.
With chelation therapy, all vessels in the body are subject to the reestablishment of improved blood supply. Traditional surgery only improves one affected area. Chelation helps to improve multiple vessels throughout the body.
Chelation has been approved by the FDA. For the therapy to be thoroughly effective, 25-40 sessions are suggested. During the therapy, imaging studies of the carotid arteries are performed through an ultrasound to look for evidence of improved blood flow.
In addition to chelation we also address factors that result in arteriosclerosis like diet, exercise, or supplements to lower cholesterol and homocysteine levels.
Contact the Houston Wellness Clinic to learn how you can reduce blocked arteries and if you are a candidate for chelation therapy.Back to Top