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Several: Don't smoke, watch you cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar and maintain an active lifestyle. Use medicines when needed. But also know that there is no guarantee that nothing will happen and you can't avoid getting older or change genetics, but you will be able to shift the odds in your favor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of blocked arteries. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?
Yes: Although rare, it can happen. Some of the possible causes are buerger's disease (blockage of small arteries related to smoking), vasculitis, severe raynauds disease (vasospasm from cold exposure), collagen vascular disease, embolism, popliteal entrapment or popliteal adventitial cystic disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is quite uncommon, but we have treated people with heart attacks due to coronary artery blockage in their mid 20's. If you have chest pain, there are other cardiac causes in younger people such as heart rhythm problems or if you were born with coronary arteries which travel in a different pattern to supply blood flow to your heart (congenital anomalous origin of the coronary arteries). ...Read more
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