Calcium buildup in the blood vessels can be extremely harmful to one's health. An overproduction of calcium plaque can slowly accumulate in the arterial walls, cutting off oxygen and blood from the heart and the brain. There are many options to remove calcium production in blood vessels, including making healthier lifestyle choices. If atherosclerosis, a disease that hardens the arteries and prevents blood flow and oxygen to the heart, is diagnosed, more serious procedures need to be considered to ensure optimal health.
Things You'll Need
- Vitamin K2 supplements
- Cardiovascular exercise routine
Take vitamin K2 supplements to help remove calcium in the arteries. A vitamin K2 deficiency can result in the failure of calcium to be deposited in bones, which is where it needs to go to ensure healthy, strong bones. When there is a lack of vitamin K2, the calcium will deposit in the arteries, the aorta and soft tissues, causing the onset of atherosclerosis.
Commit to cardiovascular activities three times a week to keep a healthy heart and promote healthy blood flow. Cardiovascular exercise along with regular aerobic workouts can stimulate the heart muscle cells to remove calcium from the inner fluid at a faster rate after a heart contraction. Exercising also develops blood vessel elasticity and endothelial function by stopping the production of damaging free radicals. Cardiovascular and strength training help maintain the production of nitric oxide, which is an important signaling molecule used to protect the arteries’ inner layers.
Talk to your doctor about statins. Statin drugs are effective in removing calcium build-up as they initially reduce bad cholesterol, known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL). LDL cholesterol is responsible for building plaque in the arteries. Statin drugs reduce high cholesterol levels and the hardening of the arteries that are caused by calcium plaque.
Consider chelation therapy if you have a severe case of atherosclerosis. Chelation is an oral remedy that works by binding calcium deposits where buildups occur. The symptoms of atherosclerosis can cause painful joints, and chelation can help eliminate these calcium deposits, clearing arterial blockages and allowing the joints and muscles to feel looser. The inflammation of tissues that attracts the buildup is also lessened by the body’s natural processes.
Consider endarterectomy, a surgical procedure in which calcium minerals are scraped from artery walls, allowing blood to circulate freely, if you are at risk of developing heart disorders due to an overproduction of calcium in the arteries.