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How do ateromatous plaques clog vessels?

How do ateromatous plaques clog vessels?

Fat in artery walls: Atheromatous plaques form when soluble fat and cholesterols cool and collect on vessel walls where pre- existing damage has occurred. Diet restriction, oral omega 3 fish oil helps keep in soluble form to transport to muscle to burn thus not coat vessel walls. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of plaques that's clogging the arteries?

Is it possible to get rid of plaques that's clogging the arteries?

Maybe (not) . . .: Research using intravascular ultrasound has shown that very aggressively lowering LDL cholesterol can slow down progression of arterial plaque, and even perhaps get rid of it. Our current goals are not necessarily to achieve specific cholesterol levels but to find 4 groups of people who can benefit from statins, only cholesterol lowering medication shown to have positive health outcomes. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of arterial plaque in vessels?

What are the dangers of arterial plaque in vessels?

Atherosclerosis: Plaque build up may be progressive and cut off the flow of blood to the receiving organ like the heart, brain, legs etc. Or the plaque can break open sending little pieces down stream or worse the plaque can break open and potentate a blood clot that completely and suddenly blocks the flow of blood - think heart attack or stroke. This is the #1 cause of death in the United States. ...Read more

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Are plaques deposited in the blood vessels permanent? Or can it be removed by exercise?

Are plaques deposited in the blood vessels permanent? Or can it be removed by exercise?

Yes: Historically plaques have been thought to be permanent. However more recently there has been an understanding that the plaques can regress. Diet and exercise are key!!! ...Read more

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I've got a slight plaque buildup in my neck vessels, both sides. What can I do to clean them out?

I've got a slight plaque buildup in my neck vessels, both sides. What can I do to clean them out?

See a cardiologist: A cardiologist would likely order a CT scan of your carotids (the arteries in your neck) & also check whether type 2 diabetes is contributing to the plaque formation Starting you on a statin ( a cholesterol lowering drug) would certainly be a option. Hope this helps Austin U Sargent MD PhD ...Read more

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How does vessel plaque contribute to cardiovascular disease?

How does vessel plaque contribute to cardiovascular disease?

Reducing blood: High lipid levels can speed up a process called atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Your arteries are normally smooth on the inside, but as you age, a sticky substance called plaque forms in the walls of your arteries. Plaque is made of lipids and other materials in your blood. As more plaque builds up, your arteries can narrow and stiffen. Eventually, reduced flow causes problems. ...Read more

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Can clogged blood vessels in cervical canal be diagnosed by hysteroscopy?

Can clogged blood vessels in cervical canal be diagnosed by hysteroscopy?

Yes: I don't quite understand the question, however i think you are asking if blood clots behind the cervix near the body of the uterus could be seen by using a camera that goes through the cervical os and into the uterus, it is my understanding that blood as well as other pathological changes can be visualized by the expert who is performing this exam. ...Read more

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