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getting chest Xray check for pneumonia and they saw plaque build up on my aorta. What can I do?

By Anonymous September 15, 2018 - 10:11pm
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Hello. Thank you for writing.

Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. Over time, plaque hardens and narrows your arteries. This limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your organs and other parts of your body. Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other parts of your body.

What to do should be discussed with your doctor after the results have been reviewed. We cannot know the specifics or the extent of the plaque build up.

WebMD has a good resource on this subject. Copy/paste the link.

Try not to worry and speak with your doctor. Keep us updated.


September 16, 2018 - 4:59am
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