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Conventional Treatment of Atherosclerosis
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Conventional treatment of atherosclerosis

Treatment of atherosclerosis usually consists of a combination of dietary and lifestyle modifications and medication. If the condition is severe, surgery may also be recommended as a last resort treatment (but it may be necessary for prolonging life):

Dietary modifications

There are a number of dietary modifications which will be recommended to help reduce symptoms and risk of complications:

Lifestyle modifications

There are a number of lifestyle modifications which will be recommended to help reduce symptoms and risk of complications:



There are a number of medication options available for treating the atherosclerosis, which depend on the reason for the condition developing and may help to slow (or even reverse) the effects of atherosclerosis. A doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication (or combination of medications) from the following:


There are a number of surgical options, from the least invasive, to more invasive surgery that can be performed, usually as a last resort when medication and dietary and lifestyle modifications have not been successful and there is significant loss of quality of life, or if the condition is life threatening:


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  Last reviewed: 27 October 2007 || Last updated: 12 March 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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