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Can Someone Fly With 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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