I would like to see a similar graphic showing the internal structure/layers of a vein, and why it is different from an artery. Vein grafts onto arteries sound inherently risky and like you would need all the help you could get.
Zinc-eluting stents may be good if you have to use a stent. Your diet should be high in zinc, and the zinc/iron balance probably matters too.
Diet and exercise seem like they make a lot of difference.
Another thing you could use is UV/sunlight, since it has the effects of stimulating your own production of Vitamin D, and the release of stored nitric oxide from what may be very significant stores in your skin. In combination with exercise, it sounds like release of nitric oxide could be good. This will help with vasodilation, which would be good if your veins were narrowed.
I don't know, after all this time, what vasculitis is. There have been theories that vein damage comes from a pathogen, but I believe that my mother was treated with chemotherapy, steroids, and epoitin (she called it epo), and that the belief was that it was auto-immune. I tend to think epo would be good to help prevent restenosis, but I have no evidence.
In addition to all of the above, I think stem cells should help. I think normally-circulating stem cells are used in healing and that this process is assisted/turbo-charged by exercise/diet. I also think age is a negative factor when i comes to the ability to heal. I am 59, and have just about run out of youthful telomeres and such. Probably my best chance is with stem cell treatment in combination with the CCSVI procedure. I also think that procedure should not be done without IVUS.
None of this sounds extremely easy, and diet and exercise changes are probably the easiest and most within your control.
I wonder how much effect leaded gasoline had. I gleefully breathed it in for much of my life. I wonder what it has been replaced with, and how bad that is for me.
All this aside, climate change is getting more and more likely to kill me. I could get hit by a bus, but I don't get out much.
"Try - Just A Little Bit Harder" - Janis Joplin
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I am not a doctor. Do not take anything I say as medical advice.