I'm no doctor, so this certainly shouldn't be considered advice, but they say that increased pressure from exercise can bring about arteriogenesis. I would suggest the patient check with their Dr. first, though.
It could have a negative effect.
It sounds like there are a number of therapies that can induce new growth.
" The origination and development of new capillary blood vessels in normal or malignant tissue. Angiogenesis is necessary so that a growing or enlarging tissue, with its increasing metabolic needs, obtains an adequate blood supply providing oxygen, nutrients and waste drainage. Various angiogenetic factors are secreted by blood-deprived (ischaemic) cells and these operate on the inner lining (endothelium) of existing blood vessels to cause the budding out of new capillaries. Angiogenesis can be exploited in two ways in medicine-it can, in theory be inhibited in the treatment of CANCER, DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, obesity, ENDOMETRIOSIS and ATHEROSCLEROSIS; or it can be encouraged to treat heart attacks, ununited fractures, neurodegenerative disease, peripheral blood circulation deficiencies and baldness."
I'm guessing in your friend's case, minus any therapies or exercise regimens, genes may have played a role.
"They" also say that people that have a history of regular exercise have a better chance of experiencing arteriogenesis after an injury.
So, apparently it can happen naturally, or be induced through therapy. I hope that helps.
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