Atherosclerosis | What It Is, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment Options

Treatment of atherosclerosis

Overview of atherosclerosis treatment

Not treating atherosclerosis can put patients at risk of stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases. To treat this condition, lifestyle and dietary changes, medications, and surgery may be used.

Treatment for atherosclerosis can include lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy diet, reducing cholesterol levels, quitting smoking, and exercising regularly. Medications, such as statins and niacin, can also help to reduce the risk of developing atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular conditions.

These treatments of atherosclerosis can help curb the effects and consequences of the disease in the cardiovascular system and many body organs. Lifestyle changes are sometimes enough to reduce cardiovascular risk, but if you have high blood lipids and other risk factors, more treatment modalities will be added accordingly.

In the following section, we will consider different treatment modalities of atherosclerosis.