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Arteriosclerosis is the thickening and hardening of the arteries due to the build-up of calcium deposits on the insides of the artery walls. Heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and ischemia (starvation of the cells due to insufficient circulation) may be the result of arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis.
The American Heart Association suggests improving nutritional habits, exercise regularly, reduce stress and stop smoking. (For tips to stop smoking, please click here.)
Eat foods high in fiber and low in fat and cholesterol. Choose foods high in vitamin E to improve circulation, including dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, seeds, nuts, wheat germ, soybeans and whole grains. Avoid high-cholesterol foods and all foods containing sugar and white flour. Check blood pressure regularly and take control of it, if necessary.
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