Treatments for Atherosclerosis


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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.

Treatment of Atherosclerosis: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to treatment of Atherosclerosis:

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

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from ATHEROSCLEROSIS: NWHIC

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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