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What choices do I have for treating atherosclerosis?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
8 doctors agree

In brief: So many!

Start with a healthy diet-vegetarian, vegan, low animal fat or some variant.
Add exercise: 30 minutes 5 days a week minimum if able. If you're smoking: stop! if you're overweight or obese, start to slowly aim for normal weight. Have your cholesterol checked and treat with meds if necessary. Check your BP and treat if needed. Finally, choose your parents wisely!

In brief: So many!

Start with a healthy diet-vegetarian, vegan, low animal fat or some variant.
Add exercise: 30 minutes 5 days a week minimum if able. If you're smoking: stop! if you're overweight or obese, start to slowly aim for normal weight. Have your cholesterol checked and treat with meds if necessary. Check your BP and treat if needed. Finally, choose your parents wisely!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
These food & cholesterol ideas, based on cherry-picked observational data (NEVER science) by Ancel Keys starting in the early 1950s, have long been promoted by the disease industry yet have NEVER agreed with dominant scientific evidence prior or since. Study: http://goo.gl/DKvdSI http://goo.gl/mpd4Y6 http://goo.gl/gGXn9f http://goo.gl/cypKOp https://goo.gl/cMVAdj http://nusi.org & my answers.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Risk factors

The risk factors for peripheral vascular disease are hypertension, diabetes, cholesterolemia and smoking.
All of these risks should be modified and decreased if one has pvd. Smoking is by far the worst of these so please do not smoke.

In brief: Risk factors

The risk factors for peripheral vascular disease are hypertension, diabetes, cholesterolemia and smoking.
All of these risks should be modified and decreased if one has pvd. Smoking is by far the worst of these so please do not smoke.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: LDL Drives HDL Stops

Atherosclerosis, typically starts ~age 7, is primarily driven by lipoproteins (the proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells), not cholesterol (made by every cell), thus optimize NMR particle test (hdl & LDL concentration, not cholesterol), keep hba1c low, optional =5.
0%, sbp =120 mmhg, don’t smoke, exercise, avoid dietary sugars, etc; study: nusi.Org, taubes, attia, lustig fatchance.

In brief: LDL Drives HDL Stops

Atherosclerosis, typically starts ~age 7, is primarily driven by lipoproteins (the proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells), not cholesterol (made by every cell), thus optimize NMR particle test (hdl & LDL concentration, not cholesterol), keep hba1c low, optional =5.
0%, sbp =120 mmhg, don’t smoke, exercise, avoid dietary sugars, etc; study: nusi.Org, taubes, attia, lustig fatchance.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Nutrition, Lifestyle

I think dr. Werner gave excellent advice.
There's a very good documentary on nutrition i'd recommend- forks over knives. You can get it via netflix. http://www.forksoverknives.com/.

In brief: Nutrition, Lifestyle

I think dr. Werner gave excellent advice.
There's a very good documentary on nutrition i'd recommend- forks over knives. You can get it via netflix. http://www.forksoverknives.com/.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Thank you!
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