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How does atherosclerosis affect the patients mental or psychological outlook?

How does atherosclerosis affect the patients mental or psychological outlook?

Varies: Many patients get depressed when they learn that they have health problems and need to take medication. Others do not. I try to encourage patients to look on the positive side. Lucky that you have been diagnoses so that we can deal with the problem and prevent complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Atherosclerosis (Definition)

Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a condition in which a person has build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the walls of his arteries. Over the years, these substances build-up to form hardened spots called plaques, which can break off pieces of itself and clog arteries downstream ...Read more


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How will atherosclerosis affect the patients mental or psychological function?

How will atherosclerosis affect the patients mental or psychological function?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on site of hardening of vessels. If it is in the brain, might see forgetfulness & cognitive changes. ...Read more

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Can LDL be too low for a patient with a history of atherosclerosis, TIA, hypertension and currently on NOAC? Current LDL at 50 under 20mg simvastatin

Can LDL be too low for a patient with a history of atherosclerosis, TIA, hypertension and currently on NOAC? Current LDL at 50 under 20mg simvastatin

LDL-P or LDL-C? Big: difference. Outcomes always match LDL-P (http://goo.gl/zwrkCs); Not LDL-C [a guess of how much cholesterol (in mg) is carried by all LDL particles in a dL of blood plasma] data, See: http://goo.gl/NmdIfm. Since every cell in body manufactures cholesterol (part of every cell membrane), very low LDL-C (down into teens) is rarely a health issue. LDL-P not being very low IS a major health issue. ...Read more

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In icu unit with blocked arteries inheart about 50% patient is 75 should I allow them to install tracheostomy inhis throatinstead of him have in mouth?

In icu unit with blocked arteries inheart about 50% patient is 75 should I allow them to install tracheostomy inhis throatinstead of him have in mouth?

Yes: You mean tracheostomy instead of endotracheal tube.Is your 75yr.old loved one(you are 17)now on ventillator? Tracheostomy is to wean him off ventillator or to make removal of respiratory secretions easier or minimize risk of aspiration pneumonia if there is poor or absent cough reflex. The ICU doctors are very qualified to make that decision or they would not be allowed to treat ICU patients. ...Read more

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Psychological patients take meds for The rest of their life??or recover??

History needed: Depends on family and psychosocial history as well as symptoms such current stressors, sleep patterns, mood changes, timing and severity, substance abuse history, past history of treatment, response to treatments and adverse effects. ...Read more

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Now I am in love I am also a psychological patient & taking Escitalopram 5 twice a day. But I'm losing control of my mind day by day. How to stop it?

Now I am in love I am also a psychological patient & taking Escitalopram 5 twice a day. But I'm losing control of my mind day by day. How to stop it?

See a therapist.: Being in love creates a lot of wonderful sensations . Sometimes, anxiety can give you a mix up feeling of dread and apprehension confusing the excited sensation that love brings. Talk to a therapist who can help you sort out your feelings. I hope that your love is requited by the lucky lady. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a schizophrenic patient who is a 24 year old male with no family history of psychological disorders?

What is the prognosis for a schizophrenic patient who is a 24 year old male with no family history of psychological disorders?

Schizophrenia often: Manifests in late teen young adult years. There are degrees of severity as well as types of schizophrenia. A real prognosis cannot be done on the net. Some folks manage very well while others are not so fortunate. The degree of cooperation with your son and his doctors is a major factor. Please don't blame yourself now or in the future. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Busuttil
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Blocked Arteries (Definition)

Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more