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what are calcified plaques?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: They are atherosclerotic deposits in artery walls that contain calcium. This suggest long standing significant arteriosclerosis.

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When will the doctor know if the radiation plaque treatment has been successful?

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Be more sprecific.: U need to give more details about the radiation plaque before it can be answered.
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A 54-year-old female asked:

Are there tests for plaque size?

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Dr. Michio Abe
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Tests for plaque: The degree of plaque formation can be estimated by coronary angiogram via cardiac catheterization, duplex ultrasound for carotid and peripheral arteries, intravascular ultrasound, ct scan or mri.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Why do I have periodontal disease at 19 years? Didnt like to brush so got plaque but no cavities.

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You didn't brush: Periodontal disease (disease of the teeth at/below the gums) is very serious and common in those that do not floss and brush. Once you get it under control you may want to consider brushing with a soft brush twice a day and flossing once ever day.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is plaque and why is it so harmful?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dental, vascular or?: Are you asking about dental, vascular, brain or skin plaques? A variety of diseases are caused by plaques: sweet's syndrome, alzheimer's disease, psoriasis, carotid artery disease, arteriosclerosis, are but a few.
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What's the innermost layer of the arteries's vulnerabilities to plaque?

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Intima: Is the inner layer of blood vessels. Inflammation of this layer begins the process of plaque formation.

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