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Plaque (Overview)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their body, knees and elbows.


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Are there tests for plaque size?

Are there tests for plaque size?

Coronary Calcium....: The best non-invasive test for measuring the amount of heart disease and consequently estimating an individual's risk is a coronary calcium score performed on a ct scanner. This test should be used in women over 50 and men over 40 with at least 1 CAD risk factor. Talk to your doctor. It is inexpensive, non-invasive and painless. ...Read more

Plaque (Overview)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their body, knees and elbows.


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How are vulnerable plaques tested for?

How are vulnerable plaques tested for?

Vascular studies: Try this link: http://www.texasheart.org/HIC/Topics/Cond/vulplaq.cfm

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Plaque (Tip)

Teething is painful. Wipe a baby's gums with gauze. Less plaque lower pain. ...See more

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What is done for plaque psoriasiswhats?

What is done for plaque psoriasiswhats?

Topical therapy: Treatment depends on the size and number of the placques. One or a few can be treated with topical agents to decrease the thickness of the placque and treat the inflammation. Topical steroids and vitamin d is a current successful combination. Intralesional steroids or topical steroids under occlusion may also be used. ...Read more

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What is plaque and why is it so harmful?

What is plaque and why is it so harmful?

Dental plaque: Treatment for dental plaque will reduce the risk for dental caries (cavities) and gingivitis. Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, lso can prevent the build-up of plaque. ...Read more

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Plaque (Tip)

Pomegranate juice reduces cholesterol plaque buildup and increases Nitric Oxide production. ...See more

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Could you define plaque arterioscleosis?

Could you define plaque arterioscleosis?

Check out this link.: Best wishes! http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/cholesterol/whycholesterolmatters/atherosclerosis_ucm_305564_article.Jsp#maincontent.

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What is plaque and what causes it to form?

What is plaque and what causes it to form?

Saliva deposits: Dental tooth plaque is formed from deposits from your saliva. Some people have more such deposits than other people. It is a factor of your saliva. You can do proper toothbrushing to prevent a build-up of plaque deposits on your teeth. You can also use listerine plaque preventive mouthwash, which helps reduce the build-up with proper toothbrushing. If you get a lot of plaque go to the dentist. ...Read more

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How can I control very bad plaque build up?

?teeth-See dentist: As described, "very bad plaque build up" may first need to be treated by a dentist, and then you can start to perform the necessary treatments and protocols to keep the plaque from getting that bad again (with basic good oral hygiene habits the dentist can instruct you on).If talking about arteries, eat healthy with decreased fats and cholesterol and assure your bpis controlled-see dr 4 reg visits. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: plaque?

What is the definition or description of: plaque?

Skin lesions: A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their body, knees and elbows. ...Read more

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What is the compositon of plaque? What causes it?

Plaque: Is composed of several things but principally is made of a sticky substance called Mucopolysacceride. It also contains bacteria and other stuff that should not be left on your teeth. Plaque is the result of bacterial action on your food and components of your saliva. Here is an article with more details:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_plaque ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why is good plaque control important?

I'm curious as to why is good plaque control important?

Plaque : Is a biofilm that forms on teeth that aren't being properly brushed. Bacteria in the plaque can cause cavities and or help the build up of tartar which will cause gum disease. ...Read more

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What causes blood plaques?

What causes blood plaques?

Can't answer: Not sure what is meant by blood plaques. Do you mean blood clots or cholesterol (atherosclerotic) plaques? The general process is damage - either acute or chronic - to the lining of the blood vessel with adherence of platelets, inflammation and subsequent plaque. ...Read more

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What are calcified plaques?

What are calcified  plaques?

See details: They are atherosclerotic deposits in artery walls that contain calcium. This suggest long standing significant arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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How can I remove plaque or tartar?

How can I remove plaque or tartar?

Cleaning : At home by brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist for your regular cleaning. ...Read more

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How to remove plaque from teeths in home?

How to remove plaque from teeths in home?

Brush and floss: Proper tooth brushing and the use of dental floss will remove plaque if used both properly and for a sufficient length of time. This should take the average person about 2 minutes which seems short unless you start timing it. Check to see how long it takes you. After about 24 hours, the plaque builds up mineral deposits called calculus and only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

Soft versus hard: Dental plaque is a soft material composed of a large variety of bacteria and other microorganisms that form a biofilm covering the outer surfaces of a tooth. This plaque can harden and become tarter (or dental calculus) which is often tightly adhered to tooth structure. ...Read more

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How do you tell what plaque type you have without an angiogram?

How do you tell what plaque type you have without an angiogram?

Need more info: I am not sure about your question. Plaques are usually formed by abnormal accumulation of different versions of cholesterol that are affected by many factors like diabetes, hypertension, smoking, genetics, meds, etc. They cause trouble more based on location and age of the plaque (older can be more stable), as well as these other factors, than by a certain type. ...Read more

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Hi drs. Will cholesterol meds. Take away plaque thats built up? Thanks to all

Hi drs. Will cholesterol meds. Take away plaque thats built up? Thanks to all

Plaque: Some studies demonstrate plaque regression with statin cholesterol lowering drugs. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to reverse plaque build-up in the small arterioles through diet/exercise?

Are there any ways to reverse plaque build-up in the small arterioles through diet/exercise?

Depends: If it is early disease, maybe but will need extensive nutritional supplementation & dietary changes. For advanced disease will need chelation, oxidative therapies which are quite effective. ...Read more

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If I floss, will plaque chip off again?Small piece of plaque came off yesterday so I was curious?

If I floss, will plaque chip off again?Small piece of plaque came off yesterday so I was curious?

Sometimes: Probably was tartar (calculus) chipping off. The presence of calculus means you need to have your teeth professionally cleaned. ...Read more

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Does Peyronie's disease plaque always have to be on the top of shaft even if the damaged area is on the right?

Does Peyronie's disease plaque always have to be on the top of shaft even if the damaged area is on the right?

On the same side ...: Although the location of the plaque of Peyronie's disease is more commonly on the dorsal (top) aspect of the penis, it can be at any location of corpora cavernosa (the paired sponge body chiefly responsible for erection) and restricts the expansion and extension of these corporeal body resulting in penile curvature at erection. So, the side of paque is the same as the penile curvature points to. ...Read more

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In peyrione's disease are the plaque's or the curving ever on the side? Most sites say it's on dorsal or bottom. Is the side very very rare in this?

In peyrione's disease are the plaque's or the curving ever on the side? Most sites say it's on dorsal or bottom. Is the side very very rare in this?

Not rare: The plaques are often on the side, causing the excessive curvature. Difficult to treat, but you might try topical application of DMSO (horse liniment) available from a health food store or feed store. Use 70% concentration. Higher concentration may be irritating with repeated use. High dose vitamin E (1,000 IU) per day has also been used. ...Read more

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How to get rid of plaques and blockes in peripherial aurtiries?

How to get rid of plaques and blockes in peripherial aurtiries?

Meds / surgery: Plaque and blockage in peripheral arteries is treated based upon the severity of symptoms produced and the potential for life threatening occlusion. If they are non limiting then medications to lower cholesterol and prevent clot formation are key. If lesions are causing significant symptoms then surgery (stents, removal of plaque or bypass) is considered. ...Read more

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How do ateromatous plaques clog vessels?

How do ateromatous plaques clog vessels?

Fat in artery walls: Atheromatous plaques form when soluble fat and cholesterols cool and collect on vessel walls where pre- existing damage has occurred. Diet restriction, oral omega 3 fish oil helps keep in soluble form to transport to muscle to burn thus not coat vessel walls. ...Read more

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Is mucoid plaque a real thing?

Is mucoid plaque a real thing?

Hard to know...: Like many alternative medicine concepts there is controversy about this ; not enough info to answer this definitively. Most docs don't believe in it ; their view is summarized by wikipedia (which is skeptical about most alternatives): http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/mucoid_plaque
on the pro mucoid plaque side read http://www.Cleanse.Net/colonplaquemucoidplaque.Html
i really don't know. See comment:. ...Read more