Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition characterized by the narrowing of blood vessels outside of the heart. It is caused by atherosclerosis or the build-up of fat and cholesterol (a substance called plaque) on the walls of the arteries. Plaque causes blood vessels to narrow or become blocked, resulting in the reduction or stopping of blood flow. A person with PAD has an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Reducing the buildup of plaque in the arteries is usually done by making dietary changes, increasing physical activity, and reducing high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Although high […]Continue reading Flaxseed for High Blood Pressure
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