Arteriosclerosis treatment with vibration platform: Great insights

Heather Campbell
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Arteriosclerosis treatment with vibration platform is becoming more and more popular as scientific studies advance.

Arteriosclerosis treatment with vibration platform: Great insightsArteriosclerosis is a familiar term to most people. It is a process where your veins gradually narrow over time.

During this process, a narrowing is built up very slowly in certain places in the veins. This narrowing consists of a fatty substance that deposits very gradually against the inner wall of the veins.

As a whole, exercise and weight loss are crucial in the prevention and treatment of arteriosclerosis. A vibration plate is very efficient in both fat burning and movement, and studies show that exercising with a vibrating platform is extremely beneficial against arteriosclerosis.

You don’t notice much of the whole arteriosclerosis process at first. Still, the moment the narrowing takes on such proportions that a blood clot can get stuck or the blood can’t pass through sufficiently, then it’s an issue.

Read on to learn more about how vibration training can help prevent and treat arteriosclerosis.

Arteriosclerosis treatment with vibration platform: Introduction

Different symptoms may develop depending on where in the body the narrowing occurs:

  • For narrowing of coronary arteries: Chest pain (angina pectoris) or, if wholly occluded, even a heart attack.
  • For narrowing of cerebral arteries: Forgetfulness, headache, difficulty concentrating, when closed off: a cerebral infarction (known as stroke).
  • For narrowing of the leg arteries: Cold feet, leg pain during movement.

How to prevent and delay arteriosclerosis?

Arteriosclerosis is not something you can completely prevent, especially with many poor dietary habits.

It is a part of aging that we all face sooner or later. What is important is that you can slow it down.

The following standard instructions and tips and advice are usually given to you by the treating physician:

  • Exercise and losing excess weight are essential requirements if you want arteriosclerosis to stop spreading. So both as prevention and during treatment, sports and exercise are very important. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle and work your muscles and heart regularly.
  • Medication to counteract excessively high cholesterol is often the basis of treatment for arteriosclerosis. These are mainly medications that try to balance the ratio of LDL and HDL cholesterol.
  • Medication that prevents clotting is also a solution, but of course, this has consequences if you hurt yourself. An open wound will not heal as quickly, for example.
  • High blood pressure is usually controlled with beta-blockers, for example, to give the veins some relief.

Exercise and weight loss against arteriosclerosis

Exercise and weight loss are crucial in the prevention and treatment of arteriosclerosis.

Since a vibration plate is very efficient in both areas (movement and fat burning), it is a fascinating tool to prevent and relieve arteriosclerosis.

Effect of the vibrating plate on arteriosclerosis

Several scientific studies aimed to identify the acute effects of a vibration plate on arteriosclerosis.

Arteriosclerosis acutely reduces after whole-body vibration training sessions in humans. In other words, the results showed that a vibrating plate acutely reduces arteriosclerosis.

If this acute easing of blood vessels is repeated, baseline values could be lowered, reducing the risk of cardiovascular events.

Based on existing research and studies on the impact of a vibration plate on weight loss, we can assume that a vibration plate is an absolute plus for people who suffer from arteriosclerosis.

Arterial calcification in detail

At birth, the wall of the arteries is smooth inside. But over the years, the inside of the arteries can become damaged.

This triggers an inflammatory response causing the vessel wall to thicken. Such a localized thickening of the vessel wall is called a plaque. The whole inflammatory process is called arteriosclerosis.

Emergence of arteriosclerosis

With a smooth inner layer of a blood vessel, there is a slight chance that something will stick to the vessel wall.

When that layer becomes damaged, white blood cells and fatty substances such as cholesterol penetrate it and accumulate in the vessel wall.

This creates an increasingly thick vessel wall, also called plaque. Less blood can then pass through that spot.

The name arteriosclerosis comes from the calcium that later deposits in plaque.

Who is at risk?

Factors that can accelerate or cause arteriosclerosis are:

  • Your age
  • Your gender
  • Your DNA (genetics)
  • High cholesterol
  • Prolonged stress
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Excess weight
  • Smoking

Symptoms of arteriosclerosis

You can have arteriosclerosis for a long time without noticing. Often symptoms do not develop until an artery is significantly narrowed, such as:

  • Chest pain during exercise or intense emotions (angina pectoris)
  • Pain while walking

Diagnosis

Suppose the doctor suspects arteriosclerosis or the risk of it is high. In that case, he may refer you to the cardiologist to determine if there are any strictures.

Effects

In the beginning, plaque is stable. But the spot gets weaker and weaker as more dust accumulates over time. Then the plaque can rupture, and the contents of the plaque come into contact with the blood.

The blood clots and a blood clot forms on the plaque. You can compare this to a wound on the skin where a scab forms. This blood clot can then occlude (obstruct) the artery.

A piece may also break off and occlude a blood vessel a little further down the road, and a heart attack or cerebral infarction can occur.

Arteriosclerosis treatment with vibration platform: Conclusion

By living a healthy life, you lower your risk of arteriosclerosis. So stop smoking, start eating a healthy and varied diet (eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and enough fiber), and exercise regularly.

Walk, jog, bike, swim, and possibly use a vibration plate to strengthen your muscles and burn the extra fat!

Tip: Check our other post to learn more about the Effects of whole-body vibration therapy on muscle & explosive strength

Pay sufficient attention to your specific needs and desires so that you can purchase the most suitable vibration plate.

Be sure to take into account the maximum load capacity of the vibratory plate, check the motor’s power, and check the dimensions!

Interesting to know: Vibration training is also used to alleviate the symptoms of other conditions, such as fibromyalgia, as explained in our other article Fibromyalgia treatment with whole-body vibration therapy

About Heather Campbell

As a dietitian, my field of specialization is science-based nutritional advice but more importantly, it is my goal to share capturing and inspiring stories, examples and solutions which can help plus-size individuals overcome their specific difficulties. Read More