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Should I be concerned about hardening of the arteries if parent had vascular dementia?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: Most illnesses
We humans can get are at least partly genetic.
But worrying about it won't help. Instead, focus on taking good care of yourself and your cardiovascular system to avoid that complication!

In brief: Most illnesses
We humans can get are at least partly genetic.
But worrying about it won't help. Instead, focus on taking good care of yourself and your cardiovascular system to avoid that complication!
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
You should take care to control your weight, exercise as much as allowed; watch your diet, lower your blood pressure if it is high, and control the level of fats in the blood.
..Discuss with your doctor the idea of anti-platelet strategies at a certain age as well....

In brief: Yes
You should take care to control your weight, exercise as much as allowed; watch your diet, lower your blood pressure if it is high, and control the level of fats in the blood.
..Discuss with your doctor the idea of anti-platelet strategies at a certain age as well....
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Thank
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