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what does a clogged artery feel like

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Dr. Omar Esponda
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Intervention: To this day if an artery is occluded there is no alternative to treatment other than to physically open it. However at times the risk of revasculariz ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience Cardiology
Simple carbs...: Read a book like the South Beach Diet to understand how this happens. It is too complex a response to answer in 400 characters. It was written by a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things to do:: Tx for clogged arteries generally starts with a healthy diet, regular exercise which both can lead to good weight. Tx also starts w/ stopping smoking, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Clogged arteries: Well, it is possible if you have diabetes, high bad cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure and strong family history, some studies suggest that a h ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not much: there may be some reversal if the cholesterol level is decreased. But usually the damage is done when the blockage is seen.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
High calories: Consuming more calories than the body needs will end up by building fat in the body and probably accelerates atherosclerosis. Of course consuming fatt ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
clogged arteries: There are studies showing reversal of atherosclerotic lesions in a small percentage of aggressively treated patients with atherosclerotic lesions. It ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Depends on where: Since clogged arteries can occur in many places in the body, symptoms will depend on which arteries are clogged. If they're in the heart a person may ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Artery: Evaluation by cardiologist is first step. Diet & lifestyle changes follow.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Klein
16 years experience Cardiology
Prevention: There are no medications known to clean plaque from arteries. There are medications such as statins to prevent plaque progression and can stabilize a ... Read More
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