Atherosclerosis - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Summary about Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a condition that happens when plaque accumulates inside arteries. The arteries harden and narrow, limiting blood flow and leading to blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes. Atherosclerosis can start in childhood and worsen with time. The complications of this disease can be avoided with lifestyle modifications, drugs, and surgical procedures.


Symptoms of Atherosclerosis

You may not notice any signs until your artery is entirely closed or you experience a heart attack which is a dangerous thing. The symptoms may also differ depending on which artery is constricted or obstructed. Some of the common symptoms of coronary artery disease include:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Pain in the chest, arms, neck, and jaw
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Numbness in arms or legs

Causes of Atherosclerosis

Some of the common causes of heart disease can include the following:

  • Inflammation, like from arthritis 
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure

Treatment

The treatment options for atherosclerosis depend upon its severity. They can be:

  • Medications
  • Angiography
  • Heart Surgeries

Preventive Measures of Atherosclerosis

The healthy lifestyle adjustments that are recommended to treat and prevent atherosclerosis include the following:

  • Avoid or quit Smoking
  • Consuming nutritious meals that are low in salt and fat
  • Participating in regular physical activity
  • Keeping a healthy weight
  • Keeping track of and maintaining a good blood pressure
  • Monitoring and maintaining normal cholesterol and blood sugar levels

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