are there things your doctor can do to help you before it gets to bad
and there test to tell the doctor what you have? does this always
end in death or does our medical field know more about the treatment of this than years ago?
sre there test that can be done by your doctor ? and can it be cured when the doctor finds out about it?
yes, yes, no, yes, yes, depends on what you mean by cure?
Atherosclerosis is understood more now than years ago, and treatments have become more advanced in intervention and medication. However, there is no cure, as in completely getting rid of the disease. The disease can be stopped in its tracks, from becoming any worse, but this is not with medication/intervention alone, it takes a lot of changes in your lifestyle. There are tests for the disease, and even if really bad, the option of bypass is available in most cases. If bypass or stenting are not options, then there is the possibility of TMR, if the heart muscle is healthy enough. If all else fails, there is the option of transplant.
Lifestyle changes are important, i.e. no smoking, healthy low fat/salt diet, regular exercise, low emotional stress. Taking the correct medications is also vital. You need your blood cholesterol levels tested at least once a year if you have disease, and your blood pressure needs to be kept within the normal range, with medication if necessary.
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