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Wondering if it's bad, if hardening of the arteries is found in a spinal xray?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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In brief: Atherosclerosis

What the xr usually shows is calcification of the aorta or blood vessel which is same as atherosclerosis.
What is happening in that vessel can be happening in other vessels including the heart and the brain. It is then we want to control you cholesterol, your smoking and taking precautions such as the use of aspirin, etc..

In brief: Atherosclerosis

What the xr usually shows is calcification of the aorta or blood vessel which is same as atherosclerosis.
What is happening in that vessel can be happening in other vessels including the heart and the brain. It is then we want to control you cholesterol, your smoking and taking precautions such as the use of aspirin, etc..
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