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Is peripheral vascular disease considered reversible?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
10 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Peripheral vascular disease is not necessarily reversible, but its risk can be successfully managed.
The pillars of treatment are, 1) smoking cessation, 2) anti- platelet therapy (aspirin/ plavix), and 3) statin therapy to lower cholesterol. There have been anecdotal reports of plaque reversal but this does not happen for everybody.

In brief: Not really

Peripheral vascular disease is not necessarily reversible, but its risk can be successfully managed.
The pillars of treatment are, 1) smoking cessation, 2) anti- platelet therapy (aspirin/ plavix), and 3) statin therapy to lower cholesterol. There have been anecdotal reports of plaque reversal but this does not happen for everybody.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

In addition to not smoking and controlling cholesterol levels, the blood pressure and blood sugars should also be well controlled.
These are the major risk factors for peripheral vascular disease.

In brief: Maybe

In addition to not smoking and controlling cholesterol levels, the blood pressure and blood sugars should also be well controlled.
These are the major risk factors for peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: And exercise

In addition to what drs.
Salartash and aalami have said, regular exercise, like walking, also helps too.

In brief: And exercise

In addition to what drs.
Salartash and aalami have said, regular exercise, like walking, also helps too.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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