Natural Health Solutions for Endothelial Dysfunction
Natural health solutions typically for endothelial dysfunction will ensure you are not creating more health problems while combating the inflammation and damage already present in your arteries. As we discussed in the section explaining endothelial dysfunction, antioxidants are very important to balance the toxins in your body. Here I will give you some ideas on other natural health solutions to balance the constant onslaught of free radicals from the environment.
However, I would like to point out that the inflamation and dysfunction in the arteries is only one aspect of your overall cardiovascular health. There are also the traditional risk factors such as high cholesterol and
high blood pressure
as well as emerging risk factors that impact your health. For
holistic heart health
you should get an idea of where all your risks lie.
How to measure endothelial dysfunction.
It is safe to say that we all have some degree of endothelial dysfunction. However to start treatment it would be helpful to see where you are starting from. While there is no exact way to measure endothelial dysfunction we can get an estimate of inflammation . Hs-CRP is a cardiovascular specific inflammatory marker. This is a good estimate of the inflammation present in the arteries.
Another important factor to consider is how well your body can recycle the Nitric Oxide (NO) in your body and this has to do with nutrient status, specifically folic acid, B12 and B6. NO is important factor in increasing flow through the arteries during stress. When these vitamins are low in combination with high free radicals, the arteries cannot respond well to the stress. To test for this we can look at methyl-malonic acid or MMA.
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