Last Modified on Jul 25, 2014
Treatment for peripheral artery disease varies from traditional dietary and lifestyle changes to effective natural supplements. Limiting the intake of saturated fats and getting regular exercise prevent clogging of the arteries and maintain effective cardiovascular function. Natural supplements including lecithin, fish oil and serrapeptase treat the condition as well.
What is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Characterized by narrowed arteries and reduced flow to the limbs, peripheral artery disease causes a variety of associated symptoms that can progress to more permanent damage. Common symptoms include painful cramping in the lower extremities, leg numbness and weakness, coldness in the legs and feet, sores on the toes and feet, hair loss in the legs and many others.
The condition is typically caused by atherosclerosis or fatty deposits on the artery walls. Additional causes include blood vessel inflammation, injury, unusual anatomy and radiation exposure.
Natural Remedies for Treating Narrowed Arteries
Effective treatment for narrowed or narrowing arteries is crucial for preventing other cardiovascular related conditions. Primary treatments include dietary changes and exercise to prevent narrowing caused by bad habits. Natural supplements also serve as an effective treatment option and include such compounds as lecithin, fish oil and serrapeptase.
Lecithin is a phospholipid compound used in treating a variety of conditions. In regards to peripheral artery disease, lecithin is an effective cholesterol metabolizer, so it aids in the digestion and dissolution of cholesterol in the body. The compound naturally reduces cholesterol levels and prevents atherosclerosis.
Fish oil is a natural compound high in omega-3 fatty acids. These fats help to flush the system as well as relieve inflammation. Both of these factors are key contributors to effectively managing peripheral arterial disease.
Serrapeptase is a natural compound that functions in three ways. It reduces inflammation by thinning blood and the other fluids in the body. Additionally, it relieves pain via a compound called bradykinin. The compound also dissolves plaque in the arteries and treats other symptoms of artery narrowing.
Peripheral arterial disease is a common issue of the circulatory system characterized by narrowed arteries. When treated naturally, the condition can be reversed before permanent damage occurs.
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