Arteries like an old man

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Submitted by Dr T on April 5, 2012 – 2:30pm

Question: 
Two weeks ago, my husband who is 39yrs old , went for a medical checkup in one the Hospital in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.  The Mediacl assistants who checked my hubby , told that his arteries functioning like 74yrs man. I’m so sad after hearing this from my hubby. Doctor, please adviced me what should i do & what treatment should he take. Thank you.

Hi Visalachi,
His doctors really need to be more specific, but I assume it means he has evidence of severe hardening of the arteries causing blockages. In a young person this may occur for any of the following reasons:

Treatment depends on what is found. This link can help you calculate his risk for heart disease. What can he do? His doctors can treat specific illnesses, but all of them require your husband to try live a healthy life style for any improvements.
Hope this helps,
Dr T

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