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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
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
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
Calcification & hardening of arteries, would cholesterol reducing drugs help to undo or control the problem?
All the time: There is no drug immediately on the horizon (next 5 years) that you should expect to do this. Even good drugs with clearly positive effects are being sued into irrelevance due to rare serious side effects (which almost all drugs have). Taking high-potency statins (crestor (rosuvastatin) or lipitor) has been shown to partially clear blocked arteries if the cholesterol is driven low enough. ...Read more
Are there any tests that show by using staten drugs would help in dissolving or minimizing existing atherosclerosis in arteries.
I was wondering, what can I do to clean arteries, my sisters had her neck done 2x for clogs. I exercise no smoke drink or drugs, tyvm.
Arteries: Please continue to see your doc and do what he/she says. Beyond that, consider a process called chelation. It can be done w/oral natural meds or the older and more time-consuming IV drip method. There is lots of science to back this up but some docs may not be aware. The TACT study is a good one. TACT 2 is presently being formulated. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Thrombolytic agents: Thrombolytic agents are a class of injectable drugs that can help dissolve clots found in clogged arteries. These drugs are used in high risk situations to care for patients undergoing serious vascular events, in an attempt to decrease the damage of a stroke, heart attack or leg ischemia. ...Read more
My wife is diabetic and has three blocked artery, so what better medicine and food for her? Because now, she does not take any medicine. I want your own answer in my question, thank you!
Diet 4 blocked arter: My wife is diabetic and has three blocked artery, so what better medicine and food for her? The best proven diet is the Ornish plan. Go to ornish. Com. This will likley improve both diabetes and blockage. Effect on blood cholesterol etc will be seen in weeks. You should do it as well so she does not have to take care of you later. Keep us posted. ...Read more
My diabetic dad has a lesion on the left main artery. Options 1, state run medicine in a 3rd world country. Or fly to Miami. What's better?
Hard To Advice: It is very hard to advice without knowing the extent of the disease and what treatment is recommended and needed. We do not know which third world country he lives in Some so called 3rd world countries like India have very well trained Doctors practicing in world standard Hospitals Better to get input from the treating doctors Good Luck ...Read more
If your doctor says you have a blocked artery and you are still having problems at times and just keeps you on drugs what do you recomend?
Depends: If you are unhappy with the current care you could ask your doctor if something else would help or see another doctor for an opinion. ...Read more
I'm wondering why are anticoagulants lesser effective than anti-platelet aggregation drugs in arteries?
An addendum - totally happened within 6 months of taking crestor! Cannot convince dr. That gets a kickback from this drug. Coronary arteries-clean!
Angry?: Why don't you just stop the drug if you don't want to take it? No one can force you to take it if you don't want to. Btw, correlation does not prove causation. If a red car drives by your house and your forget where you put your keys, did the red car cause you to forget? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family history of heart disease, don't smoke drink or do drugs. I'm 50yrs old what exercises should I do and what foods to eat to keep arteries clean?
Any exercise: For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Yes: "drugs" is a vague term but if you mean recreational drugs then yes. Marijuana is as bad if not worse than cigarettes. No filter, held for extended time in lungs, and often contains unknown contaminants. So if smoking is a known risk factor....Cocaine tends to cause intense coronary artery vasospasm.This can damage the endothelium and allow cholesterol to deposit in the vessels. ...Read more
Rumors exist: There is definitely evidence that the use of statins reduces the incidence of strokes and heart attacks. There have been isolated reports of carotid plaque (narrowing) shrinking with the use of statins but this has not been found true for everybody. Most people agree that statins work by "stabilizing" the plaque and preventing it from rupturing and causing a stroke. This is a hotly debated topic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If in three arteries there is 40-50% blockage as per CT Scan so is there anything which is to be worried or it is curable by medicines?
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