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Doctor insights on: Funny Plaques

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Are there tests for plaque size?

Are there tests for plaque size?

Coronary Calcium....: The best non-invasive test for measuring the amount of heart disease and consequently estimating an individual's risk is a coronary calcium score performed on a ct scanner. This test should be used in women over 50 and men over 40 with at least 1 CAD risk factor. Talk to your doctor. It is inexpensive, non-invasive and painless. ...Read more

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Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more


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What is done for plaque psoriasiswhats?

What is done for plaque psoriasiswhats?

Topical therapy: Treatment depends on the size and number of the placques. One or a few can be treated with topical agents to decrease the thickness of the placque and treat the inflammation. Topical steroids and vitamin d is a current successful combination. Intralesional steroids or topical steroids under occlusion may also be used. ...Read more

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What is plaque and why is it so harmful?

What is plaque and why is it so harmful?

Dental plaque: Treatment for dental plaque will reduce the risk for dental caries (cavities) and gingivitis. Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, lso can prevent the build-up of plaque. ...Read more

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Could you define plaque arterioscleosis?

Could you define plaque arterioscleosis?

Check out this link.: Best wishes! http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/cholesterol/whycholesterolmatters/atherosclerosis_ucm_305564_article.Jsp#maincontent.

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What is plaque and what causes it to form?

What is plaque and what causes it to form?

Saliva deposits: Dental tooth plaque is formed from deposits from your saliva. Some people have more such deposits than other people. It is a factor of your saliva. You can do proper toothbrushing to prevent a build-up of plaque deposits on your teeth. You can also use listerine plaque preventive mouthwash, which helps reduce the build-up with proper toothbrushing. If you get a lot of plaque go to the dentist. ...Read more

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How can I control very bad plaque build up?

?teeth-See dentist: As described, "very bad plaque build up" may first need to be treated by a dentist, and then you can start to perform the necessary treatments and protocols to keep the plaque from getting that bad again (with basic good oral hygiene habits the dentist can instruct you on).If talking about arteries, eat healthy with decreased fats and cholesterol and assure your bpis controlled-see dr 4 reg visits. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: plaque?

What is the definition or description of: plaque?

Skin lesions: A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their body, knees and elbows. ...Read more

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What causes blood plaques?

What causes blood plaques?

Can't answer: Not sure what is meant by blood plaques. Do you mean blood clots or cholesterol (atherosclerotic) plaques? The general process is damage - either acute or chronic - to the lining of the blood vessel with adherence of platelets, inflammation and subsequent plaque. ...Read more