Atherosclerosis

What is Atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. Over time, it hardens and narrows your arteries. This limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your organs and may lead to heart attack, stroke or even death.

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i am a 51 year old active adult male, taking Vytorin 10/20 once a day and, after doing blood tests, my AST is 79 and my ALT is 73, i am also...

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Hi,

Thanks for the query.

Vytorin 10/20, as you know, is a lipid lowering agent.

Sometimes, high lipid profile can cause atherosclerosis - which...

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Hi- I am trying to gather as much information to send to my Foster sister on Atherosclerosis of brain arteries. Her Father has some plaque build up...

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Stroke prevention involves controlling risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol,...

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my lipid profile under fasting is blood sugar86 HDL27LDL78triglycerides243 SGOT 35 SGPT 63 what does it mean my lipid profile under fasting is...

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hi.welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.as per your report every thing is normal except HDL is low and triglyceride is more.you need medication to...

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