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what causes plaque build up in arteries?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Inflammation: It is an ongoing process of damage, inflammation, and scarring that progressively obstructs the blood flow. It is exacerbated by lifestyle, health, family history/heredity, and environmental factors.

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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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is arteriosclerosis hardening of the arteries?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Atherosclerosis: It is a 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 34-year-old member asked:

How do you prevent calcification in the arteries?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
By preventing CAD: Calcification is just a sign of coronary atery disease and it can be prevented by lowering risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, sedentary life style, etc.

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