Doctors often treat localized blockage in larger arteries in the leg using angioplasty and stenting, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery. Surgical bypass and endarterectomy are other options for treating blocked arteries in the leg characteristic of peripheral artery disease caused by the
Lifestyle changes, surgery or medications can treat and reverse blockages of the arteries, according to WebMD. The outcome of these treatments depends on the severity of the blockage.
Artery blockages may be treated with lifestyle changes, surgical procedures or medication, explains WebMD. The treatment method depends on the amount of blockage a person has and the medical history of the patient.
Stenting is a treatment for artery blockage that is generally considered low-risk, according to Medtronic. Stenting does not require major surgery or general anesthesia, and recovery times from the procedure are usually quick.
Often, a person experiences no symptoms of neck artery blockage until the artery is completely blocked, resulting in a stroke, explains Healthline. The stroke or transient ischemic attack is accompanied by sudden weakness, numbness and vision problems, dizziness, severe headaches, and trouble speaki
Fatty meats such as pastrami, bacon and corned beef can lead to clogged arteries, according to WebMD. Saturated oils and fats such as lard, butter and coconut oil pose a similar risk, as do egg yolks, processed treats such as muffins and snack crackers, and dairy products containing over 1 percent f
Treatment options for coronary artery blockage include lifestyle changes, medications, angioplasty with stent placement and coronary artery bypass surgery, according to Mayo Clinic. Treatment decisions are generally based on the severity of the blockages.
Also referred to as peripheral artery disease, arterial disease in the legs is caused by a condition called arteriosclerosis, hardening of the arteries. This condition occurs when plaque accumulated on the walls of the arteries making them narrow. Consequently, the arteries become stiffer, inhibitin
Symptoms of peripheral artery disease in the legs include muscle pain, burning, numbness and slow healing wounds. Additional symptoms are shiny leg skin, leg skin that is cool to the touch, loss of hair on the legs and a fainter pulse in the feet, according to WebMD.
Effective treatments for renal artery stenosis include medications that control high blood pressure or lower cholesterol, angioplasty interventions, and surgery to remove the blocked part or nonfunctioning kidney, according to WebMD. Such treatments have shortcomings, however. Medication may cause h