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calicifications on the aorta are common
in fact, they are common on all blood vessels as you get older
Hi Natasha so what can a person do to reverse this?
That being said, it is an indication of atherosclerosis which can increase your chances of heart disease and stroke
so it is a good thing you found it now
Treatment involves taking care of blood pressire
taking care of diabetes if you have it
exercise at least 30 minutes a day 3x a week
eating a healthy diet
and taking a baby aspirin 81mg if not contraindicated
did you get all that?
so a person can not get rid of this calcification ?
Not really unless you have an angioplasty done
but the important thing is that you know you have it and you can make some lifestyle changes which will have a huge impact
look at this as a wake up call, not a bad thing
a bad thing would be having a stroke or heart attack and then realising that you could have prevented it
had a heart attack 5 yrs ago with 3 bypass and a mitral valve repair nobody mentioned calcification at that time, could it have developed since then, and be bad enough to obstruct the scanner?
Did you have a CT at that time?
not that i remember
well, it may have been there for quite some time
it doesn't happen over night
but it could have taken about 5 years to develop
did you see this?
yes i see it
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