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A 59-year-old male asked:

what is right vertebral artery is mildly hypoplastic?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Congenital: You were born with it that way and it doesn't matter, so forget about it. Your left vertebral artery, left carotid and right carotid are handling the supply for you.

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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.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

If you have arteriosclerosis, is it too late to regain elasticity of the arteries?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
Never too late!: Atherosclerosis is a process of degrees and stages. One of the very earliest, for example, is a loss of the normal dilatory response of arteries. This can be seen following cigarette smoking. Cessation of smoking can result in the return of a normal response. No matter the stage, it is never too late to engage a program of proper diet, exercise and medications as needed. Any benefit is a plus!
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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A 38-year-old member asked:

At what age are you more likely to get peripheral arterial disease?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
PAD: Usually 50 in men 60 in women but could be younger in smokers.

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