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A 19-year-old male asked:

is it possible for your arteries to clog at age 19. even if your not overweight and your athletic and don't have any cardiac problems?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Rare but possible: Clogged arteries are caused bt atherosclerosis which can start in chidhood and at youg age.But it takes years to get to a stage where it compromises your health.But it is rare to have significant clogged arteries at your age of 19, unless you have strong family history of cardiovascular disease at early age.And it canbe caused by congenital hyperlipidemia, which can cause clogged arteries at age 19.
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Unlikely: Very unlikely. Do you have any other medical condition, any injury? Do you smoke? Any family history of coronary or peripheral vascular disease? Are you sure is an artery? Not a vein clot?

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