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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Do high blood pressure and blocked arteries go hand in hand?

Do high blood pressure and blocked arteries go hand in hand?

Yes and no: Blood pressure before the block in a blocked artery will definitely be higher. The blood pressure after the block could be zero. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could sugar and salt, such tiny particles cause high blood pressure, blocked arteries, overweightness, etc?

Can you tell me how could sugar and salt, such tiny particles cause high blood pressure, blocked arteries, overweightness, etc?

Body response: It's not the particles themselves that cause the problems. Sugar leads to increase in blood sugar and the body's response to this is secretion of certain hormones, including things like cortisol (a steroid), which can have elevate blood pressure. Same with sodium, except the effect comes from the kidneys, a different hormone is secreted, but again, that hormone causes increase in blood pressure. ...Read more

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It you are a little overweight but have good cholesterol levels, can you still get blocked arteries?

It you are a little overweight but have good cholesterol levels, can you still get blocked arteries?

Yes: This really depends on how many risk factors , for example people with high blood pressure and smoke should keep there bad cholesterol or LDL at a very low level below normal <70 to prevent coronary artery disease .. Overweight by itself is a minor risk factor for atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Is it recomemded to check for blocked arteries with a new diagnosis of high cholesterol?

Is it recomemded to check for blocked arteries with a new diagnosis of high cholesterol?

No.: At age 30 blocked arteries are very unlikely. Cholesterol is just one risk factor among many that lead to blocked arteries. The best test for blocked arteries may well be exercise. If you can exercise all your extremites without difficulty it is unlikely you have any significant blockage. ...Read more

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If somebody has blocked arteries do they always or almost always have high cholesterol?

If somebody has blocked arteries do they always or almost always have high cholesterol?

NO-only 1/2 the time: Actually, half the people with serious cardiovascular disease do not have high cholesterol and many with very high cholesterol do not develop heart disease which is why i can say with confidence that cholesterol does not cause heart disease! see http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease. ...Read more

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Does having blocked arteries mean you have high cholesterol?

Does having blocked arteries mean you have high cholesterol?

May be: Cholesterol; is one part others are htn/ dm/family history smoking including 2nd hand and third hand smoking. ...Read more

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If somebody has blocked arteries does he probably also have high cholesterol?

If somebody has blocked arteries does he probably also have high cholesterol?

Probably: Statistically speaking, it is likely that the LDL cholesterol (the fraction of cholesterol found in the liporporteins associated with atherosclerosis) is elevated. However, roughly 30% of people may not have elevated LDL cholesterol. The atherogenicity of LDL cholesterol depends on both the amount (the number you refer to) and the type, small dense (which is "bad") or large which are less so. ...Read more

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Are people with high cholesterol more likely to get blocked arteries? If so, what is the percentage?

Are people with high cholesterol more likely to get blocked arteries? If so, what is the percentage?

Yes it causes blocka: High cholesterol especially LDL the so called bad cholesterol gets deposited over the years and causes blockage of the arteries.But high amount of HDL the good cholesterol is good for your arteries.We can not answer what percentage as it depends on many other factors like how high is the ldl, and what is the ratio of HDL and ldl, and how long the LDL is high and what is the age of the person in ques. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Busuttil
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Blocked Arteries (Definition)

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


Triglyceride (Definition)

Fats from animal products contain these molecules which are made of three fat chains attached to a molecule called glycerol. They circulate in the blood stream and are used as building blocks and repair materials by your cells. Too many of them can contribute to plaque build ...Read more