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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
The end result: Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease that involves all the arterial systems of the body, the brain, the heart, the kidneys, the gut and the limbs. ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack, stroke: It can lead to arterial blockages which can lead to heart attacks, strokes and death.
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Loss/↓ Blood Supply: Disease is an accumulation of white blood cells in the wall of arteries, body wide, in response to which the artery walls enlarge (opening remains the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Junk food is full of fat and cholesterol . To much of a bad thing is not good. Although atherosclerosis is a long disease in the making your eating ha ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Absolutely, Faster: From autopsy studies, last ~7 decades, the disease starts ~age 7, is dominant human behavior, yet remains asymptomatic for decades: arteries expand in ... Read More
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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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Cholesterol Plaque: Atherosclerosis is the build up of cholesterol and calcium plaque in the arteries of the body. It is due to injury of the artery wall and inflammatio ... Read More
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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.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
36 years experience Cardiology
It can be: Yes, atherosclerosis, cholesterol and many other factors can be hereditary - there is a genetic factor - but that is not the end of the story. Smokin ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
36 years experience Cardiology
Plaque build up: It is hardening of the arteries, caused by fat, cholesterol, and other substances building up in the arteries - this is called plaque - making the ar ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Multiple causes: Atherosclerosis is a complex process with diffrent risk factors. Age, htn, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, tobacco use. The liningof blood ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Artery blockage: The process affects arteries causing a buildup of plaque which can narrow the artery. If the plaque ruptures the artery can suddenly get occluded. If ... Read More
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