Illnesses from A to Z


Arteriosclerosis

Arteriosclerosis, also known as arterial calcification, is a slowly progressing formation of deposits on the inner walls of blood vessels, which does not initially cause any symptoms. A look at the risk factors shows why arteriosclerosis is so widespread: a great many people in industrialised nations are affected by high blood pressure, obesity, too little exercise, smoking, long-term stress, excessively high blood lipid levels and diabetes. There are often numerous factors that together cause the dangerous narrowing of the veins.

Dangerous consequences: Heart attack and stroke

For a long time, those affected do not notice the gradual process at all. However, suddenly, when the veins become so narrow that the blood can no longer flow through them sufficiently, severe symptoms often occur due to the impaired blood flow and the insufficient supply of oxygen and nutrients associated with this, such as pain when walking, angina pectoris, difficulties concentrating, or dizziness. A complete blockage of the coronary arteries causes a heart attack; if the brain blood vessels are affected, a stroke occurs. Lifestyle and, in particular, diet play key roles in protecting the vessel walls and keeping them elastic according to age. With medicinal mushrooms, arteriosclerotic deposits can be prevented and any existing pathological changes to the vessel walls can be treated effectively.
 

Medicinal mushrooms for healthy blood vessels


Auricularia
This mushroom verifiably contains substances that inhibit blood clotting and counteract inflammation. In this way, the formation of blood clots is prevented. In contrast to chemical and pharmaceutical blood thinners, Auricularia can improve the flow properties of the blood without attacking the vessel walls. A regulating effect on blood pressure and blood lipid levels has also been shown in studies. Cell protection is also optimised with its antioxidant potential.

Shiitake
 Its components eritadenine and choline reduce blood lipid, blood sugar and homocysteine levels, and Shiitake also strengthens the connective tissue and thus also the vascular walls. The large amount of provitamin D contained promotes the calcium metabolism and contributes to breaking down existing deposits on the vessel walls. The bioactive substances in the medicinal mushroom stimulate collagen production, make the vessels more stable and elastic, and reduce excessively high blood pressure. Important: Shiitake must not be used in the event of heart and/or kidney failure.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.