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Are there some effective ways to clear up your carotid arteries?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery or stents

For blockages serious enough to require treatment, there are two options.
A carotid endarterectomy is a surgery where the arteries are opened sugically and cleaned out. For some people, stenting is an option. Similar to heart stents, a small tube is inserted like an IV and a small metal coil is released in the area of the blockage, thereby holding the vessel open.

In brief: Surgery or stents

For blockages serious enough to require treatment, there are two options.
A carotid endarterectomy is a surgery where the arteries are opened sugically and cleaned out. For some people, stenting is an option. Similar to heart stents, a small tube is inserted like an IV and a small metal coil is released in the area of the blockage, thereby holding the vessel open.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vegetarian diet.

Unless the obstruction of any of the internal carotid arteries is more then 75 % the vascular surgeon won't operate to clean it.
If you are not candidate for surgery then you need a strict plant based diet ( vegetarian), - also anticoagulants (aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) Aggrenox warfarin or pradaxa) you need anticholesterol meds to keep the LDL <80. Stop smoking if u do. Low sat fat diet.

In brief: Vegetarian diet.

Unless the obstruction of any of the internal carotid arteries is more then 75 % the vascular surgeon won't operate to clean it.
If you are not candidate for surgery then you need a strict plant based diet ( vegetarian), - also anticoagulants (aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) Aggrenox warfarin or pradaxa) you need anticholesterol meds to keep the LDL <80. Stop smoking if u do. Low sat fat diet.
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