Treatments for Atherosclerosis
Treatment list for Atherosclerosis: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Atherosclerosis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.
- Lifestyle changes
- Coronary angioplasty (balloon angioplasty)
- Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (bypass surgery)
- Artery stents
Treatment of Atherosclerosis: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to treatment of Atherosclerosis:
- Aspirin and Bextra combination may increase heart risk
- Chinese herbal company has released natural alternative for cholesterol reduction
- Diabetic women donít fare as well as diabetic men following a stenting procedure
Treatments of Atherosclerosis discussion: If your atherosclerosis leads to symptoms, the symptoms (such as angina) can be treated. Medicines are usually the first step in treating cardiovascular diseases. Other treatments include angioplasty procedures to open up clogged arteries and surgery, such as bypass surgery.
If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or high blood cholesterol, these conditions can be treated as well. Lowering your blood cholesterol level can slow, stop, or even reverse the buildup of plaque. Cholesterol lowering can reduce the cholesterol content in unstable plaques to make them more stable and less prone to rupture.
One of the most important ways to have healthier arteries is to make
lifestyle changes. Adopt a healthy diet, balance healthful eating with
regular physical activity, don't smoke, and lose weight if you are
overweight. If you have high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure or
diabetes, follow your treatment plan. Making lifestyle changes can also
help control these health problems.
1. excerpt from ATHEROSCLEROSIS: NWHIC
Last revision: April 9, 2003
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