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What's artery disease?

What's artery disease?

Artery Disease: Artery disease is the broad term for the disease of narrowing of the blood vessels caused by the buildup of plaque. Most applied to the blood vessels that supply the heart, hence the term coronary artery disease (cad). It is assumed if you have narrowing of the vessels within the heart, then you have artery disease throughout your body. Artery disease is a risk factor for heart attacks and stroke. ...Read more

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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


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What is cardioid artery disease?

What is cardioid artery disease?

Carotid Art Disease: Your carotid arteries are two large blood vessels in your neck. They supply your brain with blood. If you have carotid artery disease, the arteries become narrow, usually because of atherosclerosis. This is the buildup of cholesterol and other material in an artery. If a blood clot sticks in the narrowed arteries, blood can't reach your brain. This is one of the causes of stroke. ...Read more

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How can tell you are suffering from old timers disease, senility, or hardening of the arteries?

How can tell you are suffering from old timers disease, senility, or hardening of the arteries?

They are different: The first symptoms of alzheimer's disease you may notice are increasing forgetfulness and mild confusion. Over time, the disease has a growing impact on your memory, your ability to speak and write coherently, and your judgment and problem solving. Dementia is a serious loss of global cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the disease where fatty deposits collect on the walls of arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries" is characterized by the presence of atheromatous plaques on the artey wall. Amongst other things, these deposits contain fat. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how large and small artery disease differ?

Can you please tell me how large and small artery disease differ?

Plaque vs. Occlusion: Large artery disease is plaque within the walls (not the openings) of the vessel. Small vessel disease typically refers to capillaries, ~5 micron id, closing off, due to plaque ruptures/clots shedding from the larger upstream arteries or capillary endothelial cell damage & closure most commonly seen in advanced diabetes mellitus. Drivers for both are similar: lipoproteins, blood sugar, bp, smoking. ...Read more

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Please describe the disease called when plaque builds up in the arteries?

Please describe the disease called when plaque builds up in the arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Plaque is an accumulation of white blood cells, mostly macrophages, within the wall of the arteries, never veins. The wbcs are eating oxidized LDL particles (not cholesterol) in the wall & HDL particles can help prevent/regress ds. It typically begins in childhood, though asymptomatic for decades. Drivers sugar/carb foods, ?ldl (nmol/l), ?hdl (umol/l), ?bld sugar (optimal hba1c 5.0%), ?bp obesity. ...Read more

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What are peripheral artery disease symptoms?

What are peripheral artery disease symptoms?

Vary Widely: The symptoms can include pain, numbness, weakness, wounds, gangrene, or slow healing of the affected extremity. The most common early sign is claudication, which is defined as muscle discomfort or cramping brought on by exercise & relieved with rest. Chronic pain in the leg or foot, often a achiness or burning, is also common. Get testing w/ ultrasound or blood pressures of the legs by vascular MD ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of renal artery disease?

What are some symptoms of renal artery disease?

Severe hypertension: Three major problems with renal artery stenosis: 1: severe difficult to control hypertension , 2: kidney failure ( detected by a blood test) 3: severe heart failure, pulmonary edema, severe shortness of breath. ...Read more

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