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In my Chest X-ray, the impression is Atheromatous Aorta. I'm male, 41 years old. What's the cure to this frightening illness?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Need better testing

Chest X-ray is a poor test to check Atheromatous Aorta.

You need to see a medical Doctor(Internist) and get checked for Atherosclerosis which is not common under 50 years of age unless you have serious risk factors like: Smoking, High BP, High Cholesterol or Diabetes. There are simple blood tests to check for these conditions. Send us the results of your Blood sugar, Cholesterol (HDL and LDL) BP.

In brief: Need better testing

Chest X-ray is a poor test to check Atheromatous Aorta.

You need to see a medical Doctor(Internist) and get checked for Atherosclerosis which is not common under 50 years of age unless you have serious risk factors like: Smoking, High BP, High Cholesterol or Diabetes. There are simple blood tests to check for these conditions. Send us the results of your Blood sugar, Cholesterol (HDL and LDL) BP.
Dr. Sewa Legha
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Autopsies on KIA in Korean war 1950 showed aortic atheroras beginning in teen-age men. You are not alone and we are not helpless. See IM or cardiologist. Meanwhile, no smoking. Lots of vigorous exercise. Eat mostly vegetables and some seafood. Beware of supplements.
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lipid treatment

This is a manifestation of the elevated blood fats.
You need to have your physician check your levels and consider therapy for elevated cholesterol and other lipids

In brief: Lipid treatment

This is a manifestation of the elevated blood fats.
You need to have your physician check your levels and consider therapy for elevated cholesterol and other lipids
Dr. John Goldman
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In brief: Discuss with doctor

You are male and 41.
You had a chest xray. The xray notes atheromatous aorta. Discuss these findings with your doctor who ordered the xray. The chest xray is well suited to study the lungs but not the best study for the aorta. Talk to your doctor about your blood pressure. Review the xray with him/her. New blood pressure guidelines have been released.

In brief: Discuss with doctor

You are male and 41.
You had a chest xray. The xray notes atheromatous aorta. Discuss these findings with your doctor who ordered the xray. The chest xray is well suited to study the lungs but not the best study for the aorta. Talk to your doctor about your blood pressure. Review the xray with him/her. New blood pressure guidelines have been released.
Dr. Randy Stevens
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