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Am I allowed to fly if I have arteriosclerosis?

Am I allowed to fly if I have arteriosclerosis?

Yes: If you're stable - no heart attack or warning symptoms of impending heart attack in the last 4 weeks, you should be okay. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Arteriosclerosis (Definition)

It is the hardening of the arteries commonly associated with natural aging ...Read more


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Is it okay to fly if you have arteriosclerosis?

Usually: Especially if you are referring to commercial flights as the cabins are pressurized . This does not usually lead to problems . If you have advanced atherosclerosis and or severe heart failure check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you fly if you have arteriosclerosis?

Can you fly if you have arteriosclerosis?

Fly: Every day people are on aircraft as passengers who have atherosclerosis. If you have stable arteriosclerosis which is not causing symptoms or evidence for ischemia due to the arteriosclerosis, generally you can fly as a passenger in commercial aircraft. You should discuss this with your physician who knows your situation best however. ...Read more

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What is arteriosclerosis?

CVD: It is 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. ...Read more

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Is arteriosclerosis inherited?

Sort of: Well it's not inherited like your eye color but the tendency to develop it is inherited related to many factors. High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and other risk factors are also inherited to a degree. So the bottom line is that if your parents have arteriosclerosis you are at greater risk. It would be even more important to modify your risk factors. ...Read more

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Is arteriosclerosis reversible?

Not really: Don't believe everything you hear. Atherosclerosis can be stabilized with current meds/treatments but significant regression (>10%) is extremely difficult to demonstrate in humans. Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease. There is no "cure". ...Read more

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Why is arteriosclerosis chronic?

It progresses: Because once it develops it is not very reversible. It tends to get progressinvely worse as you age. You can slow down the process or even in some cases reverse it by eliminatiing your risk factors. ...Read more

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How is arteriosclerosis treated?

Treatment options: Arteriosclerosis has several contributing risk factors. Not all are known but many we do. Agressive treatment of the modifiable risk factors is the key to treatment.Also weather you are treating a patient for primay prevention (no history of mi or stroke) or secondary ( pt had mi, cva, bypass surgery etc.).Regardless exercise good diet smoke cessation and good controll of BP and diabetes and wt loss. ...Read more

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What can arteriosclerosis cause?

Plethora of problems: Arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis can result in a plethora of problems such as erectile dysfunction, claudication, dementia, heart attacks, strokes, and premature death. ...Read more

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