Atherosclerosis: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Stop smoking
  • Moderate the consumption of alcohol
  • Maintain cholesterol levels at appropriate levels using a heart healthy diet, exercise, and medications
  • Maintain an appropriate low blood pressure level
  • Maintain an active lifestyle
  • Manage diabetes and kidney disease when present

Watch Out

  • Nausea, vomiting, and cold sweats
  • A feeling of indigestion or heartburn

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you experience
  • Sudden or severe chest pain
  • Shortness of breathe
  • Sudden weakness or numbness
  • Dizziness, trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination, and unexplained falls

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