7 doctors weighed in:
What lifestyle changes can I make to decrease my risk for carotid artery disease?
7 doctors weighed in

David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Lose weight, lower your cholesterol, control your diabetes, lower your blood pressure, lower your stress.
These are all within your power to affect but it will take some work on your part.

In brief: Many
Lose weight, lower your cholesterol, control your diabetes, lower your blood pressure, lower your stress.
These are all within your power to affect but it will take some work on your part.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
Thank
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: DO NOT SMOKE
Smoking is probably the single worst thing that a human could do to themselves to increase the risk of peripheral vascular disease.
Improving other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia also need to be addressed in the journey to decrease the chance of peripheral vascular disease.

In brief: DO NOT SMOKE
Smoking is probably the single worst thing that a human could do to themselves to increase the risk of peripheral vascular disease.
Improving other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia also need to be addressed in the journey to decrease the chance of peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors