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Is The Something That Can Be Done For Caroid Artery Spasms
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
Yes: I don't know specifics but depending on severity a percutaneous vs open heart surgery approach to open up the arteries can be perform. Also if not that severe a medical approach with medication can be done too. All above when rightly perform, the results are excellent. Plenty of alternatives in medicine now a days for coronary artery disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be done to reverse the clogging of your arteries after a lifetime of eating things that would clog ?
Many factors: Evaluation by a primary care & cardiologist, reduce weight - BMI < 28, eat right: low fat, low (bad) cholesterol, consider high quality fish oil, cessation of smoking, exercise (if you are healthy enough per your physician), reduce alcohol consumption, take prescribed medications as directed. Know your numbers: cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and work with your physician to optimize them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had slightly elevated cholesterol for last 10 years Age 35 Total 200~240. Is there any test to access the damage i have done so far to arteries.
High cholesterol: Hi. Total cholesterol is a fairly uninformative number, and treatment decisions should not be based on it. It helps to know your overall profile. If "high" is due to HDL, no problem. If "high" is due to LDL, that is a risk for atherosclerosis. Are your triglycerides high or normal? Hi triglycerides correlate with low HDL, which is another risk for atherosclerosis. So without more information... ...Read more
Not often: A ct angio may be a reasonable alternative. Sounds like the cath is being performed because it can be not because it needs to be. ...Read more
What really happens to the body during momentary diziness that occures when one is stressed out. Is any damage done to blood arteries etc. Thank you ?
What to do if neck artery is 85-90% block.. next surgery or the angioplasty procure done with her artery being 85-90% blocked?
Carotid disease: We generally do not recommend surgery for carotid disease without symptoms. If a patient has high degree carotid stenosis and symptoms compatible with that lesion, surgery might be considered. Such surgery would require an experienced and effective surgeon in the procedure. If present in a patient, the discussion of appropriate therapy should take place with the attending Doc. ...Read more
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