Atherosclerotic Helpline: Atherosclerotic Support
How to Treat Atherosclerotic Disease
Atherosclerosis is a heart disease that occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries. The plaque, which comprises fat, cholesterol, and other substances, gradually hardens and narrows the arteries. It can increase the risk of life-threatening conditions, such as a heart attack or stroke. The main risk factor for atherosclerosis is a high level of bad cholesterol. High blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, lack of physical activity, and an unhealthy lifestyle can also lead to atherosclerosis.
If you are in the early stages of atherosclerosis, your cardiologist may prescribe you medications and advise you to make lifestyle changes. If the condition has already progressed, advanced medical interventions or surgery may be recommended. ExtendaTouch has a heart disease group with many members who have either experienced atherosclerosis or cared for someone with the disease. You can connect with our fellow members to know more about the disease, its symptoms, and the treatments they used.
How can ExtendaTouch Heart Support Group Help?
Managing cholesterol levels and a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce the risk of serious problems, such as heart failure, that may occur due to atherosclerosis. Many of ExtendaTouch network members have had experience with early-stage and advanced stages of atherosclerosis. Ask them about their experience with the disease and get helpful advice and information.
Living with atherosclerosis or caring for a family member with the disease can be challenging and emotionally and mentally draining. You can use our online helpline to get emotional support from our friendly members. Connect with our heart disease support group now and start getting help.