Blood pressure and heart problems

CardusaCardiovascular problems (heart diseases) include all the  difficulties encountered in the structure and functioning of heart and the blood vessels like arteriescapillaries, and veins. Most of the problems are due to the formation of blocks (sticky deposits – plaques) developing  in main arteries/veins or in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Plaques are waxy materials consisting of cholesterol containing low density lipoproteins (LDL),  fat (triglycerides),  calcium, fibrous tissue, and other substances in the blood. LDL are the carriers of cholesterol. Free radicals oxidize the LDL and it is this oxidized LDL which drops the cholesterol at different places in arteries which form a major part of the plaque. When plaque builds up in the body’s arteries, the condition is called atherosclerosis. In due course,  plaques get harden  and narrow the arteries. In addition blood clots due to the agglutination of RBC takes place making the blood thicker. Due to both these processes, the pressure of the circulating blood stream on the arterial walls increases and the flow rate of blood gets slower limiting the flow of oxygen-rich blood to various parts of the body. This causes higher blood pressure.  (Read More about rhe Dr Daniel Cardusa ….)