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Natural treatment for aneurysm? My grandfather is 80 years old and has an aortic aneurysm. He only wants "natural" treatment. Is there anything that can be done for him?

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Dr. Christine Khandelwal
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Control hypertension

Managing risk factors such as blood pressure control, diabetes control, cholesterol control, and stop smoking.

In brief: Control hypertension

Managing risk factors such as blood pressure control, diabetes control, cholesterol control, and stop smoking.
Dr. Christine Khandelwal
Dr. Christine Khandelwal
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Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
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In brief: There

There is nothing your grandfather can do to reverse the aneurysm, but there are "natural" things he can do to help prevent it from rupturing, a deadly complication.
First, if he smokes tobacco he should quit immediately. Cigarette smoking fills the blood stream with toxins that weaken blood vessels and make them prone to rupture. Secondly, it is critical that he achieves and maintains a good blood pressure, less than 120/80 is ideal. High blood pressure increases the stress on the aneurysm and causes it to grow and increases the chances it will rupture. Lastly, if he has an aortic aneurysm then he is also at risk for atherosclerosis and so should have his cholesterol evaluated and treated if not at goal. There are natural ways to treat blood pressure and cholesterol. He should talk to his physician more about this.

In brief: There

There is nothing your grandfather can do to reverse the aneurysm, but there are "natural" things he can do to help prevent it from rupturing, a deadly complication.
First, if he smokes tobacco he should quit immediately. Cigarette smoking fills the blood stream with toxins that weaken blood vessels and make them prone to rupture. Secondly, it is critical that he achieves and maintains a good blood pressure, less than 120/80 is ideal. High blood pressure increases the stress on the aneurysm and causes it to grow and increases the chances it will rupture. Lastly, if he has an aortic aneurysm then he is also at risk for atherosclerosis and so should have his cholesterol evaluated and treated if not at goal. There are natural ways to treat blood pressure and cholesterol. He should talk to his physician more about this.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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