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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. William Singer
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...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 is the non-surgical cure for blocked arteries?

What is the non-surgical cure for blocked arteries?

No cure: Truly there is no cure but we can manage occlusive arterial disease to prevent progression like using anti platelet agents like aspirin, anti cholesterol meds like Lipitor (atorvastatin) , walking , stop smoking . Sometimes endovascular options including balloon angioplasty and stenting is option that is invasive but not like open bypass surgery. ...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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Could something be done for someone with severely blocked arteries to the heart?

Could something be done for someone with severely blocked arteries to the heart?

Yes: I don't know specifics but depending on severity a percutaneous vs open heart surgery approach to open up the arteries can be perform. Also if not that severe a medical approach with medication can be done too. All above when rightly perform, the results are excellent. Plenty of alternatives in medicine now a days for coronary artery disease. ...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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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

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Is having blocked arteries a serious condition?

Is having blocked arteries a serious condition?

Depends where: A blocked artery can cause the death of the organ supplied by that artery, or a portion thereof. If the main artery of your heart is blocked, this is of course a serious condition that few survive if the blockages complete. If it is a small artery to a small portion of an unimportant organ, you may not even notice. Disease in one vessel usually means there is also disease in other vessels. ...Read more

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How do you know if you might have blocked arteries?

Depends : Different organs act differently when their blood supply is diminished. Pain is generally involved, but there can be painless loss of function. A better answer could be crafted if i knew what part of the body you were concerned about. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called blocked arteries.?

Explain the condition called blocked arteries.?

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries, it is secondary to fat, cholesterol, and other substances deposition on the walls of arteries which forms hard structures called plaque. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a teenager to have blocked arteries?

Is it possible for a teenager to have blocked arteries?

Very rare: The vast majority of teenagers will not have blocked arteries. Rarely, heavy smokers develop buerger's disease, or thromboangiitis obliterans, a rare disease in which blood vessels swell and become blocked with blood clots. It usually affects men and women ages 20 to 40, but it is possible in teenagers! don't smoke! ...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

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