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how do ateromatous plaques clog vessels?

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Dr. John Gillespie
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Fat in artery walls: Atheromatous plaques form when soluble fat and cholesterols cool and collect on vessel walls where pre- existing damage has occurred. Diet restriction, oral omega 3 fish oil helps keep in soluble form to transport to muscle to burn thus not coat vessel walls.

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Is it normal to get varicose veins?

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Varicose veins are common during pregnancy. If they are bothersome, i recommend compression stockings.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between arteries and veins?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
High vs low pressure: Arteries take blood from the heart to the tissues of the body under high pressure. Veins take blood from the tissues back to the heart under much lower pressure. Arteries are thicker and have muscle in the walls, veins are thinner.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What can I expect during radiation plaque surgery?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Consult your surgeon: Consult your surgeon. Wishing you the best.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What will it be like during my hospital stay after radiation plaque therapy?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Boring!: As ssume cobalt 60 placque for ocular melanoma, but you are hospitalized so the radiation does not expose others to the radiotherapy that you are receiving medically. Check with your doctors, but your visitors will be few, far and there for short periods to avoid their exposure, so you will be alone, and need to have talking books, music and distraction. Very few physical effects.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

Is there a quick fix for varicose veins?

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Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: Depending on their size they can be injected with a sclerosing agent or lasered, but there is no quick fix.

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