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What is the best method of prevention to AAA (acute abdominal aneurysm)?
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: AAA Prevention
Key ways to prevent AAA are to increase your general health.
This includes stopping smoking, controlling diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, lowering your cholesterol and eating less salt. The best treatments for an AAA come from early diagnosis with regular check ups. If found early, they can be watched until something has to be done.

In brief: AAA Prevention
Key ways to prevent AAA are to increase your general health.
This includes stopping smoking, controlling diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, lowering your cholesterol and eating less salt. The best treatments for an AAA come from early diagnosis with regular check ups. If found early, they can be watched until something has to be done.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: To prevent rupture
Use of both ultrasound screening for high risk groups and regular surveillance with ultrasound and then ct scanning when needed, of people who have been diagnosed with small aneurysms so that when they reach published size criteria, they can be repaired.
This is how we minimize the risk of AAA disease.

In brief: To prevent rupture
Use of both ultrasound screening for high risk groups and regular surveillance with ultrasound and then ct scanning when needed, of people who have been diagnosed with small aneurysms so that when they reach published size criteria, they can be repaired.
This is how we minimize the risk of AAA disease.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: TREAT High B.P.
Since an AAA is a 'ballooning of the wall of the aorta' is has the tendency to rupture (and cause death).
Aaa's can go undetected for years but an ultasound is a good screening tool (now approved for new medicare patients). The best prevention is to keep your blood pressure (b.P.) down (<140/90) since hi b.P. Is linked. Also diet , exercise, moderation of alcohol, and limiting salt intake may help.

In brief: TREAT High B.P.
Since an AAA is a 'ballooning of the wall of the aorta' is has the tendency to rupture (and cause death).
Aaa's can go undetected for years but an ultasound is a good screening tool (now approved for new medicare patients). The best prevention is to keep your blood pressure (b.P.) down (<140/90) since hi b.P. Is linked. Also diet , exercise, moderation of alcohol, and limiting salt intake may help.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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