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Will Arteriosclerosis Cause Memory Loss
Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more
Loaded question: That is a loaded question, however of course the easiest answer is that it is commonly thought to be caused by things like "bad" genes, high blood pressure, dense particles of cholesterol, and finally perhaps the most important one, inflammation. More and more people are discovering that the underlying reason appears to be an inflammatory process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Atheroscler hi aldo: 46 person asks if atherosclerosis can cause high aldosterone. Yes if the atherosclerosis involves a rusty spot in the renal artery causing low blood pressure to the kidney and high blood pressure in your body. The fall in BP to the kidney causes high renin levels which increase aldosterone levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vascular dementia: There are various types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's. Vascular dementia can be the result of strokes or reduced blood flow through the brain. Progressive Arteriosclerosis will restrict blood through the brain and result in dementia. Many believe that vascular dementia is under diagnosed. See your doctor for treatment to deal with this condition. ...Read more
Yes and no: Dietary changes aimed at substantial reduction in cholesterol levels is required. Most people can achieve modes cholesterol reduction switching from red meat to fish. Most need medications. Switching to a vegan diet can have a big effect on cholesterol. I'm not sure there is evidence that this causes an actual change in the artery, but rate of heart attack and stroke is less. ...Read more
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