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Atherosclerosis Affect Veins
Low pressure: We don't know everything about how atherosclerosis works, but we do know that there has to be a certain stretch on the wall for it to get going. Venous pressure is of course much lower than arterial pressure. In the pulmonary arteries, atherosclerosis occurs when, and only when, pulmonary arterial blood pressure approaches sytemic arterial pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Atherosclerosis is a common disease affecting the walls of arteries. Commonly described as "clogged" blood vessels, it can cause heart attack or stroke even without severe blockages: e.g., if blood clots form on plaques. High levels of LDL cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, & aging can all contribute to atherosclerosis, but prevention is possible ...Read more
NO: Varicose veins are a health concern as they can cause progressive deterioration of the leg venous blood flow over time, as the condition tends to be progressive (especially is you have the problem starting at age 20 yo). But there is no correlation with varicose vein disease and systemic hypertension. There is isolated "venous hypertension" in the legs with varicose veins, but this is different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Varicose veins are due to incompetent valves in the veins of the legs. It does not reflect on your heart. When you stand for long periods of time, gravity assists in pooling of the blood in the lower extremities. The same happens when sitting for long periods of time since blood flow back to the heart is impeded by the pressure on the back of your legs. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Shouldn't: I have never heard of iron supplementation affecting the course of coronary artery disease. Too much iron can effect the myocardium, however, even in that case, it usually is not the oral supplementation but a different process that leads to the damage (cardiomyopathy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numerous ways: It is well known that smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise can contribute to coronary disease, in part through effects on blood pressure and diabetes, and in part via more direct effects on the arteries. Stress can sometimes play a role in this in predisposed individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple ways: Coronary artery disease can cause symptoms, heart damage, or death. Symptoms include chest pain or shortness of breath. Heart damage is typically do to myocardial infarction (heart attack). Death can be due to heart failure, heart attack, or lethal arrhythmia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can slow it down: We start to develop atherosclerosis in our 30's and generally it progresses as we age. People who have a family history of heart disease or stroke are more susceptible. You can slow down the progression of this disease by watching your cholesterol, keeping your blood pressure in check, attaining your ideal body weight and quitting smoking. Regular exercise, stress management and good eating helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? Could HTN medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?
Sort of: An aneurysm is sort of like a varicose artery, but we don't tend to refer to it in that terminology. Just like varicose veins that weaken & bulge, artery walls can also weaken and bulge, leading to an artery aneurysms. Aneurysms of arteries are dangerous because arteries are under much higher pressure than veins so when they rupture it can be life threatening. The HTN med should not increase vein ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : Yes you can call spasm of the corner arteries avoid this with significant coronary disease. ...Read more
Cholesterol/diabetes: Proper nutrition is very important in prevention of coronary artery disease bacause obesity is number i cause of diabetese, high blood pressure and cad coronary artery disease can be prevented to a major extent by proper nutrition which includes preventing overeating to prevent obesity, low salt intake, low carb and low cholesterol diet, foods high in fiber, whole fruits, vegeis, whole grains, nuts etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more
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