Arteriosclerosis

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Arteriosclerosis is a condition in which the arteries’ walls stiffen and lose flexibility. It is also referred to as artery stiffening on occasion. When the muscle wall of arteries hardens due to excessive blood pressure, or when cholesterol-rich plaque accumulates on the inner lining of arteries, arteriosclerosis develops (atherosclerosis). Arteriosclerosis can lead to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Treatment for arteriosclerosis typically focuses on lifestyle changes and medications to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Arteriosclerosis

​Symptoms of Arteriosclerosis:

  • Arteries stiffen and lose flexibility due to Arteriosclerosis
  • Plaque builds up inside arteries causing Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis leads to the hardening of arteries

Treatments for Arteriosclerosis:

  • Arteries harden over time causing a condition called arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis
  • Arteries need to be flexible and elastic to carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body
  • Atherosclerosis can be prevented and treated
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