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What Sort Of Problem Is Atherosclerosis
Disease of arteries: Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process which occurs in arteries. Advanced stages cause narrowing of the arteries involved. The narrowing can lead to complete blockage of blood flow or to what is termed "plaque rupture" (when pieces of the lining of diseased artery break free. Clot forms and floats downstream). In the heart this causes heart attacks, in the brain this causes strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a condition in which a person has build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the walls of his arteries. Over the years, these substances build-up to form hardened spots called plaques, which can break off pieces of itself and clog arteries downstream ...Read more
I am probably silly to lose sleep over this, but I don't want to have the same problems as my ancestors. How can I prevent atherosclerosis?
Healthy lifestyle: There are no guarantees, but you may decrease risk of atherosclerosis by eating a plant-based diet or one with small amounts of lean meat and fish. Look into the mediterranean diet, which includes olive oil, nuts, fruit, veggies & fish. Whole grains have been shown to decrease risk. Aerobic exercise to keep your cardiovascular system tuned. If you tend to have a lot of anger, consider counseling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to completely recover from angina, atherosclerosis, or any other heart problems related to high blood pressure?
Completely?: I tend not to say always or never in medicine, but you can make enormous progress in recovering from heart disease. If you have high blood pressure, get it under contol. Manage any other risk factors like overweight, diabetes, high cholesterol and a sedentary lifestyle. You will be amazed at the progress you can make. Besides, you're way too young to throw in the towel! good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could atherosclerosis in the brain be caused by high dose chemo from an autologous stem cell transplant for breast cancer? No problems noted in heart
Multiple Factors: Atherosclerosis, also known as “hardening of the arteries”, occurs when areas of the artery wall thicken in response to either increased modifiable (high LDL particle levels, smoking or high blood pressure )and non-modifiable (genetics, age, gender) risk factors. Over time, areas of focal thickening may grow into a larger lesion called a “plaque" that can limit blood flow through the vessel. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be: Yes, atherosclerosis, cholesterol and many other factors can be hereditary - there is a genetic factor - but that is not the end of the story. Smoking, diabetes, overweight/obesity, diet, exercise, cholesterol control (i.e. The preceeding and medications) can influence the progress of atherosclerosis. 1st: know you numbers, 2nd: control the aforementioned factors and take your rx(s). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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