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The thought of getting arteriosclerosis of extremities scares me. What are risk factors for it?

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Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: A few

Diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, hypertension, genetic predisposition.

In brief: A few

Diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, hypertension, genetic predisposition.
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Some are reversible

A strong family history of atherosclerosis ( stoke or heart attack at age less than 50) is the strongest risk factor, and along with age and your gender, something beyond your control.
Focus on hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, smoking, and obesity to stay ahead.

In brief: Some are reversible

A strong family history of atherosclerosis ( stoke or heart attack at age less than 50) is the strongest risk factor, and along with age and your gender, something beyond your control.
Focus on hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, smoking, and obesity to stay ahead.
Dr. Robert Vorhies
Dr. Robert Vorhies
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