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A 40-year-old member asked:

can someone fly with arteriosclerosis?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: Yes if it isn't a recent heart attack or stroke, you can fly.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Commercial aircraft pressure to about 8000ft level. Usually this allows enough oxygen for people to be comfortable and safe in the cabin even with compromised circulation to body parts. Some people with lung disease and arteriosclerosis are not particularly comfortable or safe at the 8000ft. level. Individuals should check with their Dr. to be sure their unique situation is compatible with the altitude(s) they are likely to experience.
Mar 18, 2013
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Yes if stable: Atherosclerosis is plaque build up which causes narrowing of the arteries. Most people have this for several years without knowing. It is safe to fly as long as you are stable. Confirm with your doctor.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are other known forms of arteriosclerosis?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care 38 years experience
All major arteries: Arteriosclerosis is generic for hardening of the arteries. Arteriosclerosis of the coronary arteries, also known as cad, is the most widely talked about. Stroke (cerebrovascular accident) is caused by hardening of the brain arteries. Gangrene of legs and feet is caused by hardening of leg arteries also called pad (peripheral artery disease).
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What does arteriosclerosis lead to?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Blockage(s): It leads to progressive hardening of the arteries, caused by fat, cholesterol, and other substances building up in the arteries-this is called plaque - making the arteries stiffer.This plaque interferes with the normal function of the arteries and can cause problems and symptoms throughout the body.The plaque can block the arteries and/or it can break off and flow to smaller vessels and block them.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the most common form of arteriosclerosis?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 20 years experience
"atherosclerosis": "arteriosclerosis" refers to hardening of the arteries, of any cause. Far and away the most common form is due to "atherosclerosis"--build-up of plaque comprised of cholesterol, fat-filled white blood cells, and smooth muscle cells in the artery walls. The most common sites are heart (coronary arteries), brain (carotid arteries), and the arteries of the legs ("peripheral arterial disease" or pad).
A 31-year-old member asked:

Which people get arteriosclerosis?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Anybody can... Risks include: 1. Genetics 2. Untreated high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol/triglycerides, diabetes. 3. Smoking 4.Obesity, low functional capacity (lack of exercise) 5. Age and gender.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Which symptoms occur with arteriosclerosis?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Many: Many symptoms. The most common are chest pain, shortness of breath, jaw pain, arm pain, sweating, fatigue, abdominal pain, leg pain, dizziness and also back pain. Sometimes atherosclerosis is a stealth disease and there are no symptoms.

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