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I HAVE BEN TOLD THAT I MAY HAVE HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES INSTED

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I HAVE BEN TOLD THAT I MAY HAVE HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES INSTED OF PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT PARKINSON'S, I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS CAUSED BY HIGH CHOLESTEROL,
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO REDUCE THIS, I HAVE BEEN ON STATINS AND ASPIRIN FOR 25 YEARS FOLLOWING A STROKE.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr David
hardening of the arteries can take a lifetime to cause from high cholesterol and eating animal fats, smoking, not exercising, smoking, diabetes can all cause hard arteries.
so it can take many years to help reverse hard arteries.
eating a vegan diet of no animal products can help
talking to your doctor about getting into a supervised exercise therapy program can help improve your heart and lung function and help you soften your arteries with regular exercise.
there are some medications such as Trental (Pentoxifylline) which can soften red blood cells and make them travel easier through hard blood vessels.
talk to your doctor about these options.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
THANK YOU THIS INFORMATION WILL HELP ME WITH MY MEETING THIS WEEK.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
you are welcome
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