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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Arteriosclerosis (Definition)

It is the hardening of the arteries commonly associated with natural aging ...Read more


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Am I allowed to fly if I have arteriosclerosis?

Am I allowed to fly if I have arteriosclerosis?

Yes: If you're stable - no heart attack or warning symptoms of impending heart attack in the last 4 weeks, you should be okay. ...Read more

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Is it okay to fly if you have arteriosclerosis?

Usually: Especially if you are referring to commercial flights as the cabins are pressurized . This does not usually lead to problems . If you have advanced atherosclerosis and or severe heart failure check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you fly if you have arteriosclerosis?

Can you fly if you have arteriosclerosis?

Fly: Every day people are on aircraft as passengers who have atherosclerosis. If you have stable arteriosclerosis which is not causing symptoms or evidence for ischemia due to the arteriosclerosis, generally you can fly as a passenger in commercial aircraft. You should discuss this with your physician who knows your situation best however. ...Read more

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Can someone die from arteriosclerosis?

Can someone die from arteriosclerosis?

Arteriosclerosis: Of the heart is the most common cause of death in men and women in the U.S. ...Read more

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How does someone get arteriosclerosis?

Several ways: It is partly inherited. Then there are risk factors that make it more likely to occur, such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, abnormal lipids, lack of exercise, stress, being overweight, and dietary factors. ...Read more

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How does someone avoid arteriosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis: Treat risk factors before you have symptoms/ problems. If you have a strong family history, you can't be checked out young enough! 1. Treat high blood pressure, diabetes, lipids and triglycerides 2. Lose weight, exercise, quit smoking 3. Low fat, low glycemic diet. ...Read more

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How can someone control arteriosclerosis?

Two Things: Statins and lifestyle. The cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins dramatically decrease the severity and extent of arteriosclerosis, and engaging in a low-salt low-cholesterol diet with a healthy serving of exercise will increase the medications effects dramatically. When treated to particularly aggressive goals, studies have shown that this combination can even reverse some damage. ...Read more

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At what age does someone get arteriosclerosis?

At what age does someone get arteriosclerosis?

Young: It actually develops at a young age. We learned that when autopsies were done on young persons dying in the korean war long ago. There was evidence already for arteriosclerosis. Of course, the older you get the more likely are you to have it and the more severe it might be. So if you have risk factors or a family history of heart problems, better to be checked out early before the damage is done. ...Read more

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What can someone do to prevent arteriosclerosis?

Common sense: Primary prevention is essential to a healthy long life. Certain cardiac risk factors can be modified others cant. You can't change your age, gender, family history, etc. You can modify and change things like your weight, sedentary life style, your diet etc. If you have diabetes or hypertension strict controll and medical compliance is essential.The more risk factors the more agressive you need to be. ...Read more

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