***This article was first published in The New York Times by Richard Klasco, M.D. Q. Is it possible to remove plaques in your aorta or reduce their size through changes in diet or lifestyle? A. Yes, lifestyle changes, including diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise, can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques. They can also help to stabilize them
We offer sonography at all of our 4C Medical Group clinics. Our sonographer, Makenzie Teichert performs two specific forms of cardiovascular sonography : Echocardiogram and CIMT (Carotid Intima-Media Thickening Test).
“While the link between stress and heart disease has long been established, the mechanism mediating that risk has not been clearly understood.” ~Dr. Ahmed Tawakol Psychological stress wreaks havoc in the body, causing hypertension, ulcers, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Studies performed in animals have found that stress increases the manufacturing of white blood cells in bone marrow, leading to