Atherosclerosis -- The Silent Killer

Written by Nicholas Webb

Just what is atherosclerosis anyway? A very common question what is atherosclerosis? Justrepparttar fact that so many people ask this question is alarming in itself; however,repparttar 151164 consequences of this disease cause millions of deaths acrossrepparttar 151165 world each year. The actual name atherosclerosis derives fromrepparttar 151166 Greek words athero, which means gruel or paste, and sclerosis meaning hardening or hardness. Atherosclerosis isrepparttar 151167 result of deposits of fatty wax like materials, cholesterol, our bodys waste products, calcium and other substances. These deposits accumulate and build up alongrepparttar 151168 inside of our arteries. This build-up is commonly referred to as plaque. What causes atherosclerosis? One ofrepparttar 151169 frightening things about atherosclerosis is that it is an asymptomatic disease, meaning without any symptoms. Oftenrepparttar 151170 first symptom may be a heart attack or stroke. It is a slow, long, complex disease that often starts in childhood years and progresses throughrepparttar 151171 years. In others,repparttar 151172 progress is much more rapid. Some scientists believe its onset is caused by damage torepparttar 151173 inner layer ofrepparttar 151174 artery. But how canrepparttar 151175 inner layer of an artery become damaged? There are three proven ways in whichrepparttar 151176 inner most layer of an artery can become damaged high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides inrepparttar 151177 blood high blood pressure smoking With damagerepparttar 151178 artery wall, fatty deposits, calcium, cholesterol and other substances accumulate overrepparttar 151179 injured area. These deposits, together with other substances produced byrepparttar 151180 body as a consequence, may become large enough to thickenrepparttar 151181 innermost lining ofrepparttar 151182 artery. This in turn will reducerepparttar 151183 internal diameter ofrepparttar 151184 artery through which blood flows, thus causing a decrease and a reduction of oxygen supply.

Medicne for diabetes

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Salacia oblonga Indian herb also known as Ponkoranti. It has been used by Indian natives since ancient times to effectively manage Diabetes. This is a effective cure for type 2 diabetes. Reduction in blood sugar levels can be observed within 5 days of usage. It is also a strong weight gain inhibitor and effectively controls weight gain commonly associated with type 2 diabetic patients.

The recommended dosage is 1000 mg twice daily. To purchase this medicine visit write to


For Salacia Oblonga herb Capsules and Extract Write to Botanika : : : : WWW.SALACIAOBLONGACAPSULES.COM Traditional Indian medicine, herb Salacia oblonga may help treat diabetes Posted By: News-Medical in Medical Study News Published: Tuesday, 8-Feb-2005 Printer Friendly Email to a Friend : : : : Herbs used in traditional Indian medicine to treat diabetes seems to lower blood sugar and insulin levels in a manner similar to prescription drugs, a new study reports. Researchers gave extracts ofrepparttar herb Salacia oblonga to 39 healthy adults, andrepparttar 151163 results were promising. The largest dose ofrepparttar 151164 herb extract - 1,000 milligrams - decreased insulin and blood glucose levels by 29 and 23 percent, respectively. : : "These kinds of reductions are similar to what we might see with prescription oral medications for people with diabetes," said Steve Hertzler, a study co-author and an assistant professor of nutrition at Ohio State University. : : Salacia oblonga, which is native to regions of India and Sri Lanka, binds to intestinal enzymes that break down carbohydrates inrepparttar 151165 body. These enzymes, called alpha-glucosidases, turn carbohydrates into glucose,repparttar 151166 sugar that circulates throughoutrepparttar 151167 body. Ifrepparttar 151168 enzyme binds torepparttar 151169 herbal extract rather than to a carbohydrate, then less glucose gets intorepparttar 151170 blood stream, resulting in lowered blood glucose and insulin levels. : : "Lowering blood glucose levels lowersrepparttar 151171 risk of disease-related complications in people with diabetes," Hertzler said. "Also, poor compliance with diabetes medications often hindersrepparttar 151172 effectiveness of these drugs. It may be easier to get someone to take an herb with food or in a beverage, as opposed to a pill." : : The study appears in a recent issue ofrepparttar 151173 Journal ofrepparttar 151174 American Dietetic Association. : : Thirty-nine healthy adults participated in four separate meal tolerance tests. These meals, which were given in beverage form, were spaced three to 14 days apart. Each participant fasted for at least 10 hours before consumingrepparttar 151175 test beverage. : : Participants were asked to drink about two cups' worth ofrepparttar 151176 chilled beverage,

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