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Is there a way to check for blocked arteries in the penis?

Is there a way to check for blocked arteries in the penis?

Yes: Penile brachial index. Ask your local vascular lab if they do this. This compares the blood pressure getting to your penis to your arm pressure. A low penile brachial index reflects poor circulation. ...Read more

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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


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Is it recomemded to check for blocked arteries with a new diagnosis of high cholesterol?

Is it recomemded to check for blocked arteries with a new diagnosis of high cholesterol?

No.: At age 30 blocked arteries are very unlikely. Cholesterol is just one risk factor among many that lead to blocked arteries. The best test for blocked arteries may well be exercise. If you can exercise all your extremites without difficulty it is unlikely you have any significant blockage. ...Read more

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Is there any other non-invasive way to check blocked arteries than angiogram?

Is there any other non-invasive way to check blocked arteries than angiogram?

Several: Angiogram is the "gold standard" but ct or mr angiography (which do not require a catheter) can provide useful information. Some arteries can be assessed by ultrasound, but this is less precise. Nuclear stress tests do not show arteries but shows areas of the heart where the arterial supply is insufficient. ...Read more

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Is there any other non-invasive way to check blocked arteries besides angiogram?

Is there any other non-invasive way to check blocked arteries besides angiogram?

Yes: The simplest and least invasive option is to have abi/pvr. This is a noninvasive test that measures the blood pressure of the arms and compares it to the pressure in various parts of the legs. This along with the waveforms will give your vascular surgeon an excellent idea of where a blockage may be located. ...Read more

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Is it have blocked arteries in your early 20's from having a bad diet?

Very unlikely: Very unlikely that you do at such a young age. Still, that is not an excuse for having a bad diet. Eat healthy young lady! ...Read more

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Is having blocked arteries a serious condition?

Is having blocked arteries a serious condition?

Depends where: A blocked artery can cause the death of the organ supplied by that artery, or a portion thereof. If the main artery of your heart is blocked, this is of course a serious condition that few survive if the blockages complete. If it is a small artery to a small portion of an unimportant organ, you may not even notice. Disease in one vessel usually means there is also disease in other vessels. ...Read more

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How do you know if you might have blocked arteries?

Depends : Different organs act differently when their blood supply is diminished. Pain is generally involved, but there can be painless loss of function. A better answer could be crafted if i knew what part of the body you were concerned about. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have blocked arteries at the age of 23?

Is it possible to have blocked arteries at the age of 23?

Yes: Although rare, it can happen. Some of the possible causes are buerger's disease (blockage of small arteries related to smoking), vasculitis, severe raynauds disease (vasospasm from cold exposure), collagen vascular disease, embolism, popliteal entrapment or popliteal adventitial cystic disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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