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What are treatments for atherosclerosis?

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Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Lifestyle: Most importantly, in order to prevent progression and possibly even reduce the atherosclerosis (calcification of the blood vessels), eat a heart healthy diet (mediterranean for example), exercise (discuss level of exercise with your physician), don't smoke. Sometimes medications are needed to reduce risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol.

Answered 2/4/2018

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Dr. Creighton Wright answered

Specializes in surgery

Get specific: That is the whole body. Generally any organ system can be adversely affected. Prevention is best treatment depends on the specific system. Heart attack stroke kidney failure amputation etc.

Answered 3/25/2013

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Prevention: We can treat the side effects of atherosclerosis all over the body, however we can never truly treat it. Prevention of atherosclerosis is the only real treatment.

Answered 12/19/2014

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