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The thought of getting arteriosclerosis of extremities scares me. what are risk factors for it?

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A few: Diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, hypertension, genetic predisposition.

Answered 7/18/2012

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Some are reversible: A strong family history of atherosclerosis ( stoke or heart attack at age less than 50) is the strongest risk factor, and along with age and your gender, something beyond your control. Focus on hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, smoking, and obesity to stay ahead.

Answered 5/5/2016

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