Sunday, 16 April 2017

Treatment of Arteriosclerosis

Treatment of Arteriosclerosis

Prevention is the best treatment of Arteriosclerosis. The Treatment of arteriosclerosis is usually in the form of preventative measures of Prophylaxis. These includes:

Drug therapy
Drug therapy for underlying conditions, such as drugs for the treatment of high cholesterol, drugs to treat high blood pressure (ACE inhibitors),and anti-coagulant drugs, are often recommended in the prevention of arteriosclerosis (prophylaxis).

Lifestyle changes
Positive Lifestyle changes such as adequate exercise, quitting smoking, and reduction or abstinence from alcohol intake are also recommended.

There are various types of surgeries that can be performed to treat both conditions (Atherosclerosis and Arteriosclerosis). They include angioplasty and stent placement, coronary artery bypass surgery, endarterectomy (this is the surgical removal of plaque from an artery that has become either narrowed or blocked), and thrombolytic therapy (which is a treatment used to break up masses of plaque inside the arteries through intravenous clot-dissolving medicine).

ATHEROSCLEROSIS CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY TREATED BUT IT CANNOT BE CURED. Recent clinical researches have revealed that atherosclerosis can be delayed, stopped, and even reversed by lowering LDL cholesterol drastically. New diagnostic techniques are helping physicians to identify and treat atherosclerosis in its earliest stages and new technologies and surgical procedures have helped to extend the lives of many patients who would otherwise have died.

In general, Atherosclerosis requires a lifelong care. Patients with less severe atherosclerosis may achieve adequate control of the condition through lifestyle changes and drug therapy. The major lifestyle changes that can prevent the progression of the disease include a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, losing weight (where necessary), exercise, controlling blood pressure, and abstinence from smoking.

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