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curley
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   Posted 1/28/2006 12:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,I post on the crohns board,but I have a question not sure if this is the place to post but here it goes.My Dad had a MRI done last week and he was told that he had harding of the arteries in his brain and they told him that there is not much they could.Does any one have this and if so is there any thing that can be done that his Doctor has not told him.My Dad is 66 and I worry terreibaley about him.Any info would be great.
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Curley......
a.k.a.Mela...........


curley
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   Posted 1/29/2006 3:24 AM (GMT -7)   
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Curley......
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Aldo
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   Posted 1/29/2006 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Curly

Arteriosclerosis is a natural aging process, I have read. His may have been accelerated by lifestyle habits, such as smoking, I don't know. If they checked his heart, they would probably find arteriosclerosis in his coronary arteries to some degree.

He should make sure that he controls his blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol. He should eat a heart healthy diet, and make sure he is not overweight. He should also get plenty of exercise, if approved by his doctor(s).

Ask the doctor about your Dad taking the anti-coagulants like aspirin and/or Plavix.

Regards,
RJ

DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 1/29/2006 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
cool  HI CURLEY, SORRY TO HEAR about YOU DAD, I AM SURPRIZED THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO. AND WHAT DID THAT MEAN? HAVE YOU CHECKED THE NET TO SEE about THAT PARTICULAR DIAGNOSIS? I ONLY KNOW THAT IF YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND A THICK MIDDLE SECTION YOU ARE AT INCREASED RISK FOR A STROKE, UNLIKEMYSELF, I HAVE HIGH CHOLESTERAL. I ONLY BRING THAT UP BECAUSE WHEN I GOT MY DIAGNOSIS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND THEY DID AN EXTRA ULTRASOUND TO CHECK THE ARTERIES IN MY NECK,THAT WOULD MEAN I WAS MORE PRONE TO A STROKE IF THER WERE BLOCKAGE IN THAT AREA.

heartangel
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   Posted 1/29/2006 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   

also watch his fats and no trans fats and like others have said BP ,Cholestrol down and no white stuff get on a heal;thy eating plan and keep his brain active. Everyone at some point willhave hardening and plaque in their brain depending on what type of diet they eat and the way they have lived life.

HEidi


curley
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   Posted 1/29/2006 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the reply's,my Dad has never had a weight problem in fact I have never seen an over weight person on his side of the family.So that is not a problem,but he does smoke thoe.The reason that his Doctor said there was nothing he could give him because of the other med's that he is on would not work with what he would precribe other wise.He does take a baby asperin aday.A couple od month's ago he had two miled heart attack's and his heart doctor said it was wear and tear because of his age.He does take a heart med's and now he has a problem with sever edema and his heart doctor told him to wear stocking like thing's to help with th swelling but it is not doing any good and he want give my dad any thing for the edema.I'm very thankfull for the reply's.
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Curley......
a.k.a.Mela...........


DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 1/29/2006 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  SOUNDS LIKE YOUR DAD HAS ALOT GOING ON. I WISH YOU SOME PEACE,AND FYI  SMOKING IS A KNOWN RISK FACTOR FOR HEART ISSUES AS WELL AS LUNG. I NEVER HAD WEIGHT PROBLEMS OR BAD EATING HABITS  EITHER, SO TRULY MELA, IT'S JUST THE LUCK OF THE DRAW. HANG IN THERE

heartangel
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   Posted 1/29/2006 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
ine is all heridarty too not over weight but also  2 heart atatcks, CHF right sided, anginia, hypothyroid.
 
 MY husband  had edema problems and he goes to wallmart and buys the mens support  stockings and they seem tohelphim and also cutting back on the salt and tell yuor dad to please quit smoking too.
Heidi

curley
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   Posted 1/30/2006 12:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank's,My Dad said today that he has gotten to the point that he doesn't even want beer any more.For as long as i can remember he would stop by the store and get two 16oz beer's and come and drink them.But here latley he said that he didn't even like beer any more and he also said that was cutting back on his cigg's as well and he has.I have all way's been real close to my dad and I'am afraid of loosing him.I do appreciate the incurament and the info so thak you all.
Thanks
Curley......
a.k.a.Mela...........

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