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Wed, Mar 20 6:33pm · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

From my understanding there are ways to slow plaque progression through diet, supplements, exercise. Plaque can increase as much as 40% per year and keeping progression to a minimal will lower the chances of an event. The only way to do this is through a CAC retest, radiation exposure is minimal. Although high CAC Score means risk is increased, there are probably many other factors involved in having an actual event. Lowering stress, meditation, mindfulness are probably all beneficial. I want to monitor my plaque progression percentage, so I plan to retest after a two year period.

Wed, Mar 20 8:11am · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

Are you monitoring plaque progression? What do you feel is the cause of a high calcium score? I'm also 62 with a CAC of 979, asymptomatic. I'm moving forward with diet modification, supplementation, increased exercise.

Sun, Mar 17 12:29pm · very high calcium score. in Heart & Blood Health

Stress may be a very important cause of cardiovascular disease. Stress is the external force placed on an object, or a human being. Strain is the resulting deformation or damage that can occur. Therefore, it is the resultant strain that is the driver of CVD or ill health.

Sun, Mar 17 11:29am · very high calcium score. in Heart & Blood Health

Many things can contribute to athrosclorosis, what is your diet?

Sun, Mar 3 6:39pm · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

There is some disagreement amongst 'professionals' and it must be considered that doctors/cardiologists aren't trained in nutrician. There is also the question of how different individuals metabolize different macronutrients. For some people zero saturated fat and a high quantity of fruit could cause a problem. Some people get very sick on a vegetable, grain & fruit only diet. Making sure that one is getting the full spectrum of micronutrients & antioxidants is also extremely important. Overall health, energy and quality of life are all very important considerations. There is a high degree of 'participation' in figuring out what will work best for the individual. Ultimately the time and effort invested may work out better than following 'nutritional guidelines', or a diet one is told to follow by an 'authority'. Old health advise like low fat processed food, margarine, many highly processed seed oils, have been exposed as potentially causing health problems. There are many other causes of a high calcium score. Newer research questions the role nutritional cholesterol/saturated fat plays in the development of heart disease.

Sun, Mar 3 8:58am · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

What are your LDL, HDL & TRIGS? There is a lot of controversy about what is a heart healthy diet.

Thu, Feb 28 3:35pm · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

Your welcome to join the high CAC Club. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2390693934337849/

Mon, Feb 25 12:04pm · very high calcium score. in Heart & Blood Health

I passed a stress test with imaging, but I don't know if I have any blockages that are more than 50%. I have increased my exercise regimen, and I'm experimenting with diet and exercise. The goal is to stabilize plaque and keep plaque progression to a minimum. I plan on taking another CAC Test in about 18 months. Let me know how your nuclear stress test goes, they should be able to accurately tell you the blockage percentage . Phil