Atherosclerosis

When your blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body become thick and stiff due to the heavy pressure of fat and cholesterol.

Which restrict the flow of blood in your organs and tissues ? A condition that is commonly called hardening of the arteries or Atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis is often considered a heart Problem. it can affect the arteries anywhere in your body. But Atherosclerosis can be prevented and treated.

Cause Of Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a slow, progressive disease that can begin from childhood with damage or injury to the inner lining of the artery.

Although the exact cause is unknown some of the reasons given have may also be due to its loss.

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  1. Hypertension.
  2. Smoking and consumption of tobacco etc.
  3. High blood cholesterol or triglycerides (lipids)
  4. Arthritis or swelling due to unknown reason.
  5. Obesity
  6. Diabetes.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Atherosclerosis are not detected until your artery is almost closed or you have a heart attack or stroke. Its signs may also depend on which artery is narrowed or blocked.

Symptoms include from this :-

  1. Difficulty in breathing
  2. Pain or pressure in your chest, neck, jaw and arms
  3. Paralysis
  4. Wrinkles on face
  5. An abnormal heartbeat
  6. Having difficulty in talking or understating
  7. Having trouble seeing with one or both eyes
  8. Numbness or weakness in your hands and feet.
  9. Have a terrible headache.
  10. Kidney failure.
  11. Hearing loss.
  12. High blood pressure.

Risk-factors

factors that increase this risk of Atherosclerosis include.

  1. Being old
  2. High blood pressure.
  3. Diabetes
  4. High cholesterol
  5. Hardening of the arteries.
  6. Lack of physical activity
  7. Family history of early heart disease.
  8. Obesity
  9. An unhealthy diet
  10. Smoking and other tobacco consumption

Prevention

To prevent Atherosclerosis, you can prevent it by making some changes in your lifestyle.

These includes :-

  1. Controlling your diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  2. Exercise regularly
  3. Quit smoking or tobacco
  4. Maintaining a healthy weight
  5. Eating healthy foods