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How do you prevent calcification in the arteries?

How do you prevent calcification in the arteries?

By preventing CAD: Calcification is just a sign of coronary atery disease and it can be prevented by lowering risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, sedentary life style, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Calcification in the arteries is bad. What could we do to prevent this?

Calcification in the arteries is bad. What could we do to prevent this?

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

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What can I do to prevent calcification in my arteries?

What can I do to prevent calcification in my arteries?

Live healthy: Live healthy with a healthy diet, exercise, see a pcp on a regular basis, don't smoke and monitor your cholesterol. A great deal of damage is done while young, so you can never start too early. ...Read more

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radial artery is narrowed in calibre with eccentric calcific foci in its midportion causing partial occlusion. What is calcific foci?

 radial artery is  narrowed in calibre with eccentric  calcific  foci in its midportion causing partial  occlusion.  What is calcific foci?

Plaque: is built up in that location and there is some calcium within it. Unless it is appreciably slowing the blood flow there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How do u know if calcific foci in radial artery is slowing blood flow?

How do u know if calcific  foci in radial artery is slowing blood flow?

The degree: of stenosis(narrowing) of an artery due to atherosclerosis can potentially be measured by Doppler ultrasound, CT angiography, MR angiography, or conventional angiography. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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Is calcification in kidney arteries ok?

Is calcification in kidney arteries ok?

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

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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.

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

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Does Fosamax (alendronate) contribute to calcification of heart arteries?

Does Fosamax (alendronate) contribute to calcification of heart arteries?

Fosamax (alendronate) & hearts: Fosamax does not contribute to calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. Fosamax works only on bone metabolism to inhibit the breakdown of bone when exercise, vitamin d and calcium intake are inadquate. ...Read more