I was recently told I have 20% narrowing of the arteries, but I haven't had it explained to me. In addition, my white blood count WBC is high due to infection, which hasn't been explained to me. When I ask nurses , they are too vague. What can all of this mean.They are acting like it's not serious.
After my angiogram four days ago, my fingers are still tingling on the same side the arm was stick.
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Narrowing of the arteries is very serious. I am sorry your doctor is not taking it seriously.
Coronary Artery Disease is the proper term for this condition which is usually caused by atherosclerosis meaning clogging of the arteries by cholesterol and fatty deposits.
If the problem is not addressed, the arteries can become so clogged that a heart attack can occur.
Fortunately, a slight narrowing of the arteries can be reversed by dietary changes. High cholesterol and fatty deposits often occur because of a poor diet high in processed animal based foods. Avoiding these foods as well as eating a diet with a high percentage of fruits and vegetables, can quickly start to clear the arteries.
Your white blood cell count increase to fight infection. That is normal.
You will need to speak with your doctor on the severity of the Coronary artery disease. The severity will determine whether or not you need more than a dietary change to treat the condition.
Below I have pasted a link to a HER article that talks more about treatments for Coronary Artery Disease.April 16, 2016 - 9:36am
I hope that helps.