A 35-year-old member asked:
please tell me if it is dangerous to have 2 blocked arteries? is it deadly?can it be cured?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blocked arteries: Having blocked arteries is not a good thing, it can be treated, we don't presently cure it.
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Blocked arteries: You have many arteries in your body. Some are more important and others. Some smaller arteries can be blocked with no consequences what so ever. How serious your situation is depends on which arteries are the blocked ones.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to have blocked arteries at the age of 23?
5 doctor answers • 17 doctors weighed in
Vascular Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Although rare, it can happen. Some of the possible causes are buerger's disease (blockage of small arteries related to smoking), vasculitis, severe raynauds disease (vasospasm from cold exposure), collagen vascular disease, embolism, popliteal entrapment or popliteal adventitial cystic disease.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Explain the condition called blocked arteries.?
2 doctor answers • 18 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries, it is secondary to fat, cholesterol, and other substances deposition on the walls of arteries which forms hard structures called plaque.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Are there certain things that make getting blocked arteries more likely?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 32 years experience
Usual culprits: Family history (bad genes), smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight, lack of exercise and unhealthy diet are the usual culprits.
A 31-year-old member asked:
I don't want to develop blocked arteries. What steps can I take?
3 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 27 years experience
Several: Don't smoke, watch you cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar and maintain an active lifestyle.
Use medicines when needed. But also know that there is no guarantee that nothing will happen and you can't avoid getting older or change genetics, but you will be able to shift the odds in your favor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of blocked arteries. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 31 years experience
Risk factors: Diet and exercise are important but often are not enough. Treatment of hypertension is essential. Lowering cholesterol is just as important. Smoking cessation and treatment of other risk factors is essential. Your doctor can outline a treatment plan specifically for you.
Last updated Jan 21, 2014
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