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Is There An Alternative Medicine For Hardening Of The Arteries
There are multiple: There are many alternative choices of medicine for athero. The best and by far both the most effective and safe are the statins. Others including fibrates, Niaspan (niacin) and others. If you are asking if there are any supplements then no. There are lifestyle things you can do including stop smoking, exercise (40 minutes daily, but gtake your time getting to that point) and eat a mediteranian type diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more
Is there a good alternative medicine for hardening of the arteries for someone with high cholesterol?
High cholesterol: There are good medicines to treat elevated cholesterol. In addition to the medicines patients should be on a low fat diet, maintain appropriate body weight and exercise regularly. The american heart association website is a good resource for diet recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multaq: the name is Dronedarone, no generic in the USA as far as I know ...Read more
Depends on indicatio: It depends what the indications are and what you are treating.But as a general rule in my opinion different preparations of corticosteroids are the most effective anti-infkammatory drugs and can be used in different doses for different conditions, and have to be prescribed by a physician. ...Read more
AntiCoagulants: Athersclerosis is the b/u of fats, cholesterol, & other substances in & on the artery walls. Anticoagulants are a class of drugs that work to prevent the coagulation of blood. The treatment of Atherosclerosis aims to relieve symptoms & reduce the risk factors in an effort to slow, stop, or reverse the build-up of plaque. An anti-platelet that reduces the platelet aggregation s/b used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atherectomy v balloo: typically blocked arteries can be opened more widely by inflating a balloon inside the vessel. The balloon is then deflated and removed from the vessels. At times, heavy calcium makes the arteries so hard they won't open w/ the balloon. Some of those lesions can be addressed w/ Atherectomy, a device that shaves the plaque down creating a more wide flow channel. ...Read more
Chikungunya: treatment is largely symptomatic in nature. There is no vaccine to prevent it & no specific treatment for it. Rest, hydration and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are recommended. Skin discoloration may occur which can be treated w topical corticosteroids (use sunscreen). For itching (urticaria) an antihistamine may help. Topical antibiotics may be used on ulcers. Oral corticosteroids ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing i'm aware of: Osteonecrosis is a poorly understood process. It can be caused by steroids, trauma, vascular insult, alcohol, or be idiopathic. Once it has started, I am not aware of any medications or alternative medicines which arrest the process. There has been some suggestion that bisphosphonates can arrest the process in the case of idiopathic osteonecrosis (perthes), but this is still investigational. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best medicine to help/relieve arthritis in the knees? Is there an over-the-counter medicine or a perscription medicine?
Varies: There is not really a single best medication and every medication has its own potential risk. NSAIDs such as Advil or alleve are traditionally tried first if not contraindicated and are over the counter. There are much more powerful medications if it does not respond to the simpler things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes IVUSorCarotidUS: Arterial disease typically begins in childhood, is within artery walls (not openings), thus angiograms ; especially stress tests do not detect. Best examine wall of arteries. The most effective is ivus: intravascular ultrasound. But this is complex, invasive ; expensive using catheters, guide wires ; blood contrast agents. Less effective alternative: high quality us from outside of larger arteries. ...Read more
None: There is no herbal therapy that is effective for this very serious issue. ...Read more
Does alternative medicine offer any good solutions related to arteriosclerosis and removal of plaque from coronaries?
? Promotion vs. Real: Depends on what you mean by alternative medicine, a very broad & ill defined topic. One of the biggest problems has been the dishonest promotion, starting with ancel keys 1953, that saturated fat in food was a primary driver. Dr. Keys theory did not even agree with the data available to him. Study: taubes "how the government makes you fat, attia's eatingacademy.Com, lustig fatchance, nusi.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The installation of an IVC filter is all that is needed to avoid most heart attacks, strokes and PE's if there is a history of familial heart disease?
No way;can only trap: large clots traveling from leg & pelvis veins from proceeding to right heart & lungs. Heart attacks & strokes result from clots in arteries leaving left heart, including supplying heart muscle itself. Most are without symptoms, due to plaque rupture or clots from left atria (rarely ventricle), occur without warning. Setup is atherosclerosis, LDL-P, HbA1c & Systolic BP not ?, Large-HDL-P not ?, etc ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
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