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alternative treatments for abdominal aortic aneurysm

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Basically, trying to prevent the AAA from rupturing or leaking. This can be done with surgery (open vs. Placed via blood vessel) or with medical manag ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
NO: There are no natural treatments that I am aware of for aortic aneurism. Treatment is to replace that segment of the aorta or place a stent across it ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
NO: Need to be followed with yearly ultrasounds. Usually treated when 5 cm in diameter. Most get endograft.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
SEVERAL: If it is not tool larger, medicines to control your blood pressure will help prevent it from getting larger. However, if it is expanding rapidly or is ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Abdominal aneurysm: If greater than 5 cm in diameter then the treatment is either surgery or stent graft.
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Treatment for AAA: There are a number of both open surgical and "endovascular" methods to repair aaas. Have your doctor send you to see a vascular surgeon who is traine ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: If the AAA is below the threshold for repair (~5cm in men and ~4.5cm in women), then lifting weights is relatively safe. Once the aneurysm reaches the ... Read More
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Lifting weights will increase blood pressure and that may cause problems with the aneurysm.
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Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
Avoid heavy lifting: Heavy lifting or straining leads to increased blood pressure - this can put pressure on the inside of the aaa.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Bulge in the aorta: The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body, carrying blood from the heart - to the internal organs - and the legs. An aneurysm is a weakness i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
With twists/bends: The term "tortuous" simply means: full of twists, turns and bends. In medicine we use this to describe the pathway of veins or arteries. When either v ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possible: There is a condition called a "contained rupture", which means the walls of the aorta have been violated however the leak is contained. This is certai ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
No, need ultrasound: An abdominal x ray doesn't show blood vessels so it's not used to detect aneurysms. An abdominal ultrasound is usually done to screen for aortic aneur ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Wang
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Depends: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are watched closely, operated on, or treated with endovascular stent grafting, all while strictly controlling blood p ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Wang
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Find a doc: Abdomian aortic aneurysms (AAA) can be life threatening, and should be followed closely by a doctor.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Rare: By definition rare things seldom happen. If the kid has Marfan syndrome or other tissue disorder they have aneurysms at the base of their big blood ve ... Read More

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