Arterial plaque regression: how does your body do it? pt 2 – FORD BREWER MD MPH

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This video covers the most common and important process for extracting LDL from the wall of the artery. HDL There is a brief review of other methods: autophagy and inflammation. Autophagy comes from the roots auto, which means itself, and phage, which means eating. Autophagy is really more important at the cellular level. It is an important contributor to health. If you are obese, you are not giving your body many possibilities to use autophagy.
Inflammation is another way in which the body tries to remove ldl from the wall of the artery. Unfortunately, it is the most common cause of heart attack, stroke and dementia. Immune cells release enzymes that digest and liquefy fats. This liquefied or inflamed plaque, if it returns to the bloodstream, causes clots. These clots are the cause of heart attack and stroke. The microscopic and constantly repetitive clots are not noticeable, until the process continues for decades. This is the cause of dementia and heart failure.
HDL is the main healthy way to remove plaque from the walls of the arteries. As a practitioner of prevention, I see this all the time. Although you can see it easily. Go to the FRAMINGHAM or NHANES studios. They show clear data that indicate this. For example, if your LDL is up to 220, you may still have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than someone with an LDL of 100. How? if HDL is 65 instead of 25. So, again, HDL is very cardioprotective. We will talk in other videos about how to encourage HDL.

About Dr. Brewer: Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Physician. After seeing too many patients who died from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on to execute the postgraduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career in practice and administration of preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His last role in this area was that of Medical Director of Premise, which has more than 500 primary care / prevention clinics. He was also the medical director of MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a clinic for the prevention of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.
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