abdominal aortic aneurysm

Slow an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Naturally

Aortic aneurysms are classified as a bulge in the aorta. The aorta is the large artery that runs through the body. This bulge is formed from overstretched and weak aortic walls and can eventually rupture and burst. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the section of the aorta that can be found in the stomach area. Men are five times more likely to suffer from aortic aneurysms, and those over the age of 65 are most like to have them happen. Individuals with certain genetic disorders such as Marfan Syndrome or connective tissue diseases like lupus are more likely to develop aneurysms as well and should talk with their doctor about regular screenings.

Preventing an abdominal aortic aneurysm may not always be possible, but there are steps that can be taken to help prevent further growth of the aneurysm by strengthening the aortic walls and working to bring down inflammation in the body. Remember to talk with your doctor and let them know any natural or alternative methods you may be using to help control your aneurysm so that they are aware of everything that is happening.

What are the symptoms of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

  • Severe back pain
  • Tenderness in the chest and abdomin
  • Pulsing feeling near the navel
  • Impending sense of doom

What is the cause of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and how can I prevent it?

Aortic aneurysms are caused by a number of things, including:

  • Atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries
  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Infection
  • Injury
  • Inflammation

The best way to prevent this condition is to stop smoking, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and get your blood pressure under control.

How do I treat an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

  • Hawthorn can be found in an herbal supplement and helps to strengthen connective tissues, including those of the arteries and blood vessels. This makes them stronger and helps to prevent cardiovascular problems.
  • Take a gotu kola supplement. It strengthens connective tissues by producing glycosaminoglycans or GAG’s. These GAG’s help give your tissue structure. They can even decrease sclerosis and improve  circulation.
  • Eat garlic! Garlic helps to thin the blood, is an anti-thrombotic and helps fight off atherosclerosis or plaquing of the artery walls.
  • Stop smoking and reduce your alcohol intake.
  • Eat a healthy diet low in cholesterol and fat.
  • Start exercising. Start small and moderately. Too much too fast can be just as dangerous for your aneurysm as none at all.
  • Take up a wheat and sugar diet, eliminating as much of both in their processed forms as you can. This helps to reduce inflammation.
  • Bring your vitamin D levels back up to a normal level. Low vitamin D can cause inflammation of the aortic wall causing it to weaken.
  • Vitamin C helps to strengthen the aortic wall. Take a supplement of about 500 mg. and eat lots of fruits and veggies with vitamin C.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids can help to reduce and eliminate plaque on the artery walls. Try taking 1800 mg. a day!
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