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How Do You Prevent Calcification In The Arteries
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
Prevent vs fix: Unfortunately, there is not much to do for calcification throughout your arteries unless it is causing or about to cause symptoms. As we age, and based on lifestyle, calcification (atherosclerosis) progresses. To minimize the effect, treating elevated cholesterol's, not smoking, and exercise will all prevent progression and reduce the risk of horrific complications. ...Read more
radial artery is narrowed in calibre with eccentric calcific foci in its midportion causing partial occlusion. What is calcific foci?
What is the survival chance of a woman of 72years old with the disease of degenerative calcific av of heart artery?Does open heart surgery help her ?
Generally excellent: It is quite common place for patients over age 65 to undergo aortic valve replacement surgery for calcific degenerative disease with or without coronary bypass. The outcomes are quite good, particularly in the hands of trained surgeons that focus primarily on heart surgery, i.e. Cardiac surgeons. http://goo.gl/kawno. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends how much: I assume somebody saw calcification on an x-ray. Unless it's a tiny amount, it means you have early atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Calcified arteries at age 30 are worrisome and suggest at some point blood flow could be reduced to your heart and other organs. Is your blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol elevated? Have a physician check out your metabolism. Avoid junk food. ...Read more
Should I take Calcium with D? Had been taking it off & on for years but recentky discontinued due to reading that it caused calcification of arteries.
Ask doctor to check: Many middle age and older adults have low vitamin D3 levels which causes bone problems, increased risk for lung infections and probably increased risk for diabetes of older age. However, high doses of vitamin D and high doses of calcium can cause problems with bones (as seen in a study in Britain several years ago) and with blood vessel calcium deposits. Check the vitamin D and calcium level first ...Read more
Calcification & hardening of arteries, would cholesterol reducing drugs help to undo or control the problem?
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