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How to cope with Atherosclerosis?

Updated at: Jan 14, 2013
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Written by: Editorial TeamPublished at: Dec 29, 2012
How to cope with Atherosclerosis?

Better treatments have reduced the number of deaths from atherosclerosis-related diseases. These treatments also have improved the quality of life for people who have these diseases.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle may help you prevent or delay atherosclerosis and the problems it can cause. This, along with ongoing medical care, can help you avoid the problems of atherosclerosis and live a long, healthy life.


Researchers continue to look for ways to improve the health of people who have atherosclerosis or may develop it.


Ongoing Care


If you have atherosclerosis, work closely with your doctor and other health care providers to avoid serious problems, such as heart attack and stroke.


Your doctor will let you know how often you should schedule office visits or blood tests. Be sure to let your doctor know if you develop new symptoms or if your symptoms worsen.


Emotional Issues and Support


Having an atherosclerosis-related disease may cause fear, anxiety, depression, and stress. It's important to talk about how you feel with your doctor. Talking to a professional counselor also can help. If you're feeling very depressed, your doctor may recommend medicines or other treatments that can improve your quality of life.


Community resources are available to help you learn more about atherosclerosis. Contact your local public health departments, hospitals, and local chapters of national health organizations to learn more about available resources in your area.


Talk about your lifestyle changes with your family and friends—whoever can provide support or needs to understand why you're changing your habits.


Family and friends may be able to help you make lifestyle changes. For example, they can help you plan healthier meals. Because atherosclerosis tends to run in families, your lifestyle changes may help many of your family members too.

 

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