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Doctor insights on: Is The Something That Can Be Done For Caroid Artery Spasms

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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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Will a vasodilators stop my arteries from spasming?

Will a vasodilators stop my arteries from spasming?

Raynauds: In the setting of some clinical conditions, vasodialtors can treat the symptoms of vasospasm, etc. ...Read more

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What can be done to reverse the clogging of your arteries after a lifetime of eating things that would clog ?

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 more

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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. ?

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. 
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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

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Could something be done for someone with severely blocked arteries to the heart?

Could something be done for someone with severely blocked arteries to the heart?

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 more

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How often heart cath is done with some one with no block arterys ?

How  often heart cath is done with some one with no block arterys ?

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

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Angiagam to be done via the main artery in the neck, tell me more about this?

Blood vessel test: An angiogram is an injection of contrast into a set of blood vessels to see which are open vs blocked vs abnormally dilated. You need to make sure you understand why it's being done and have all of your questions answered before you go ahead. ...Read more

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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 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 ?

See answrr: Of course. Stress is very hard on the body. It can cause many issues. The body needs to remain in its homeostasis if it is to function properly and effectively. Stress manifests in many forms. Yes vertigo is one of them ...Read more

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What to do if neck artery is 85-90% block.. next surgery or the angioplasty procure done with her artery being 85-90% blocked?

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