just curious...is a bypass for heart and a bypass for legs plus an aneurism mean heart disease? It's been 15 years now and i have no symptoms....never had a heart attack, just blockages......
Sounds like systemic vascular disease (cardiovascular + peripheral vascular). Dr. Esselstyn has shown reversal of this with those who adhere to his diet (basically the same as McDougall, as you probably know).
My understanding of aneurisms from two friends who had them in the brain is that they can be (or who knows, maybe always are?) related to genetic weakness in the vascular wall from genetic disposition or physical trauma, as opposed to blockages which are usually related to cholesterol deposition/inflammation.
i had 4 uncles die from aneurisms that popped...I have more gortex in my body that a bathing suit. I asked the vascular surgeon how long that lasts. He told me when they dig you up you will have bones and gortex.
I guess that is encouraging but I really have changed over the years with a few cheats....my dopplers and heart scans have been fine so I guess I am still around. I never had the heart attack, just blockages so maybe it is reversing!