Monday, March 30, 2009

Age determine our arteries:

Think about that for a moment.

When we're young, our arteries are nice and flexible, without any blockage.
As we age, the arteries stiffen and become blocked by plaque deposits, both of which limit the flow of blood. Add to that, is the weakening of thirst signal in an aging body, and unintentional dehydration always happened to aged folks. Use water-cure protocol formula to reverse the dehydration effects.

Kids can play games and sports that get their hearts beating like crazy, forcing blood through soft, elastic arteries to the muscles that need more oxygen, all without risk. But if an adult overexerts himself/herself or experiences extreme stress, the blocked and hardened arteries can't get oxygenated blood through to the muscles of the heart or to the brain. And sometimes plaques ruptures, spilling its contents into the bloodstream where a clot forms.

Small clots can travel through even narrowed arteries, but large clots can get stuck, stopping the blood flow. The result is a heart attack or a "brain attack" - that is, a stroke.

Here's how we tie these seemingly unrelated concepts together. Over the course of a lifetime, the endothelium, the lining of the artery, is subjected to a series of tiny injuries that cause damage.

Innocently enough, the human body tries to heal itself, to repair those little rips in the endothelium. It does so by bringing in blood cells, Low-Density-Lipids(LDL), and muscles cells to form a kind of seal. It is the misunderstanding of the mainstream of the function of LDL, and named it 'bad cholesterol' which started the drug-abused industry going today. In reality, there is nothing bad about LDL, but it is there to do its designed functions to repaired damaged cells. And water shortage in daily basis will also cause cellular damaged,hence the increase of LDL found in the blood test.

Over a period of time that seal grows larger and larger and the plaque inside the walls of the artery bulges outward into the lumen, slowing the flow of the blood. At the same time, as we age, our arteries stiffen and are no longer capable of stretching like new rubber bands to expand and allow extra blood flow when needed. Blood pressure gradually increases, sometimes to the point of hypertension.

Remember that all cells need daily re servicing, and water is the main ingredient. During dehydration stage, the body will not be able to use its normal pressure of diffusion to re service them , and hence, automatically kick in the hypertension phase in order to re service the cells. And we call this phenomenal, high blood pressure. All just because we choose not to drink sufficient water daily. Sad, but many of us are suffering needlessly under the present ignorant health care institutions. We are getting a better look at the picture of cardiovascular disease than we've ever had before.

In the late 1980s, researchers stumbled upon one puzzle piece in the picture of a healthy endothelium. They realized that the endothelium itself released some sort of substance that promoted compliance, the medical word for elasticity and flexibility, of the artery. Whatever it was, it was released, performed its action, and disappeared in a fraction of a second. trying to identify that mysterious substance was like grabbing a handful of smoke. The Smoking Gun. Even before identifying it, though, investigators began to study the manner in which it kept the artery healthy.
Rather than referring to it as "it," they came up with the term EDRF, standing for endothelium-derived relaxation factor. EDRF was discovered to be a gas, nitric oxide (NO). This discovery earned 3 doctors the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1998.

1 comment:

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great article but require bit more details