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I have a carotid artery blockage. If I watch my diet from now on, will the blockage go away?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Diet alone will most likely not make the blockage go away.
Medical management with Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) (anti-platelet agents) and cholesterol lowering meds (statins) will give you the best results.

In brief: Unlikely

Diet alone will most likely not make the blockage go away.
Medical management with Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) (anti-platelet agents) and cholesterol lowering meds (statins) will give you the best results.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Plaque may stabilize but will not go away.
You need to control risk factors with diet, aspirin, statin therapy, high blood pressure medicine and doctor follow up with carotid ultrasounds periodically. No smoking. Check with your primary care doctor.

In brief: No

Plaque may stabilize but will not go away.
You need to control risk factors with diet, aspirin, statin therapy, high blood pressure medicine and doctor follow up with carotid ultrasounds periodically. No smoking. Check with your primary care doctor.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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