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Are there cures for arteriosclerosis?

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Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

There is no cure for arteriosclerosis.
Everyone is going to have some arteriosclerosis if you live long enough. You can slow progression of arteriosclerosis by controlling your risk factors: blood pressure goal <130/80mmhg; ldl goal< 100mg/dl; daily aerobic exercise > 45 minutes; not smoking; staying close to normal BMI of < 25kg/m2; if you are diabetic, keep good control with A1c goal < 7.

In brief: Not really

There is no cure for arteriosclerosis.
Everyone is going to have some arteriosclerosis if you live long enough. You can slow progression of arteriosclerosis by controlling your risk factors: blood pressure goal <130/80mmhg; ldl goal< 100mg/dl; daily aerobic exercise > 45 minutes; not smoking; staying close to normal BMI of < 25kg/m2; if you are diabetic, keep good control with A1c goal < 7.
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
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Dr. Charles Jost
In addition to Dr. Pokharel's excellent point, diet does matter. While you can't always achieve your cholesterol goals simply by diet and exercise, you should go as far as possible. Also, a healthy weight, waist measurement and BMI go a long way to improving your health.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: LargelyYes TxDrivers

See: https://www.
Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/40759, people with excellent measured LDL (nmol/l) & HDL (?mol/l) concentrations (see NMR particle test), low normal blood glucose (optimal hba1c =5.0%), low normal blood pressure, do not smoke, not obese & eat few carbs, rarely develop ds. Thus emulate these behaviors, have seem many people dramatically improve over last decade using this knowledge.

In brief: LargelyYes TxDrivers

See: https://www.
Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/40759, people with excellent measured LDL (nmol/l) & HDL (?mol/l) concentrations (see NMR particle test), low normal blood glucose (optimal hba1c =5.0%), low normal blood pressure, do not smoke, not obese & eat few carbs, rarely develop ds. Thus emulate these behaviors, have seem many people dramatically improve over last decade using this knowledge.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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