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Is there a way to check for blocked arteries in the penis?

Is there a way to check for blocked arteries in the penis?

Yes: Penile brachial index. Ask your local vascular lab if they do this. This compares the blood pressure getting to your penis to your arm pressure. A low penile brachial index reflects poor circulation. ...Read more

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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


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Is it have blocked arteries in your early 20's from having a bad diet?

Is it have blocked arteries in your early 20's from having a bad diet?

Very unlikely: Very unlikely that you do at such a young age. Still, that is not an excuse for having a bad diet. Eat healthy young lady! ...Read more

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What drug is used to aid blocked arteries can be injected?

What drug is used to aid blocked arteries can be injected?

Thrombolytic agents: Thrombolytic agents are a class of injectable drugs that can help dissolve clots found in clogged arteries. These drugs are used in high risk situations to care for patients undergoing serious vascular events, in an attempt to decrease the damage of a stroke, heart attack or leg ischemia. ...Read more

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What do docs prescribe to cure blocked arteries in the body?

What do docs prescribe to cure blocked arteries in the body?

Blocked arteries: We unfortunately do not cure blocked arteries at the present time. We do have diet, exercise, not smoking and various drugs and procedures to treat blocked arteries. ...Read more

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How can blocked arteries be cleared in your neck w/o surgery?

How can blocked arteries be cleared in your neck w/o surgery?

NOT REALLY: To eradicate the plaque, surgery is needed, but there are clear indications for surgery. Some patients can be managed with Aspirin or other anti platelet medications. Ask for an opinion by a reputable vascular surgeon. Your doctor can help you make these arrangements. ...Read more

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Could echos sometimes detect artery malfunctions or blocked arteries?

Could  echos sometimes detect artery malfunctions or blocked arteries?

Yes: By echo I am assuming you are talking about an ultrasound. If that is true, the ultrasound machine is more than capable of detecting occluded vessels (arteries or veins) by an experienced ultrasound technician. The ultrasound is a very valuable tool used by vascular surgeons to help diagnosis disease processes. ...Read more

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A friend of mine has 100% blocked arteries in her neck, is she going to be okay?

Probably so: The answer of can a person be ok with a blocked neck artery depends upon two things: which artery it is which is blocked and what is the status of the remaining 3 vessels? A blocked vertebral artery can likely be better tolerated than a blocked carotid artery. If a carotid artery is blocked and the remaining carotid artery exhibits significant blockage then there is greater danger. ...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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What to do if a friend of mine has 100% blocked arteries in her neck, is there something - or anyone who can help her?

What to do if a friend of mine has 100% blocked arteries in her neck, is there something - or anyone who can help her?

Vascular disease: Occlusion of the neck artery (carotid or vertebral) is usually treated medically. Individuals who have such occluded artery should be on intensive medical therapy to help prevent progression of cardiovascular disease and/or stroke. Other vasculature e.g. Heart and lower extremities should also be evaluated and treated. To start, see a cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more