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Can you reverse arterial disease ? I understand that you can stop it getting worse by giving up smoking etc. But can you reverse it and if so how ?

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Dr. Shane Parmer
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: No quick fix

While strict avoidance of tobacco, exercise, aggressive control of cholesterol and statin use can slow progression or even halt the development of arterial disease, regression occurs less commonly.

In brief: No quick fix

While strict avoidance of tobacco, exercise, aggressive control of cholesterol and statin use can slow progression or even halt the development of arterial disease, regression occurs less commonly.
Dr. Shane Parmer
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Atherosclerosis, at least in developed societies, is a progressive process that can be slowed with aggressive preventive strategies.
There is evidence that it can be stabilized. Reversal, or regression, may be possible. Keeping ldl-cholesterol below 60 mg/dl may be a key, but control of all risk factors is critical. Note: there are no "magic" answers, despite all the infomercials asking for $!

In brief: Possibly

Atherosclerosis, at least in developed societies, is a progressive process that can be slowed with aggressive preventive strategies.
There is evidence that it can be stabilized. Reversal, or regression, may be possible. Keeping ldl-cholesterol below 60 mg/dl may be a key, but control of all risk factors is critical. Note: there are no "magic" answers, despite all the infomercials asking for $!
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Linda Harris
While there is no magic answer for atherosclerosis, patients can decrease their risk factors by not smoking, and by controlling medical issues- diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension.
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