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can atherosclerosis be cured

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
No: Medications and life style changes can prevent it from progressing and at times cause some regression, but will not cure it.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes, Up To a Point: Aggressive reduction of low density lipoprotein (fat carrying protein) particle concentrations along with a high number of functional large high densi ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
NO: But it can be treated. You would be well advised to stop smoking immediately which will immediately reduce your carbon monoxide levels and improve oxy ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Peirsel
48 years experience Preventive Medicine
Chelation therapy: Chelation therapy has been used for the treatment of atherosclerosis for over six decades. Ed can be an early sign of atherosclerosis that may involve ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
ED: Ed due to atherosclerosis can be treated, cure would require resolution of the atherosclerotic changes and this is unlikely.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
39 years experience Cardiology
Atherosclerosis: 1. Control of causes: smoking, diabetes, cholesterol, obesity 2. Medicine. Statin medicine with a goal of bring your LDL cholesterol below 75. 3. Exer ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
NoCures, EffectiveTx: The LDL & HDL lipoproteins (protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells, see: "nmr particle test" are the primary issue, along w ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Prevention: Best possible personal choices: no smoking regular exercize best diet weight at normal bmi check blood pressure and lipids delay onset as lo ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
See here: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/atherosclerosis
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: That supplement does not exist. Sorry.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Blocked arteries: Having blocked arteries is not a good thing, it can be treated, we don't presently cure it.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Blocked arteries: We unfortunately do not cure blocked arteries at the present time. We do have diet, exercise, not smoking and various drugs and procedures to treat bl ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
No cure: Truly there is no cure but we can manage occlusive arterial disease to prevent progression like using anti platelet agents like aspirin, anti choleste ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
38 years experience Vascular Surgery
Plaque: buildup of plaque and cholesterol deposits, etc. in the arteries--- "hardening of the arteries". Risk factors--- smoking, family history, high cholest ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Indes
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Multifactorial: Usually a combination of having a family history, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, smoking. These are the main players.
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