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Is there a way to stop arteriosclerosis of extremities before it starts?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Don't smoke and don't be exposed to second-hand smoke.
Avoid diabetes by maintaining normal body weight. Perform regular exercise. If you do these 3 things consistently throughout your life, you will not develop peripheral arterial disease (pad) (arteriosclerosis of the extremities).

In brief: Yes

Don't smoke and don't be exposed to second-hand smoke.
Avoid diabetes by maintaining normal body weight. Perform regular exercise. If you do these 3 things consistently throughout your life, you will not develop peripheral arterial disease (pad) (arteriosclerosis of the extremities).
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Ther is no way to stop it but you can decrease your risk factors.
The risk factors are smoking, diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. These are the main risk factors that you can control. Genetics and family history you can not control so it is better to decrease or eliminate the ones that you can.

In brief: No

Ther is no way to stop it but you can decrease your risk factors.
The risk factors are smoking, diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. These are the main risk factors that you can control. Genetics and family history you can not control so it is better to decrease or eliminate the ones that you can.
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