Atherosclerosis

About- Arteriosclerosis also called atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease occurs when arteries (the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from the heart to the rest of the body) become thick and stiff and clogged due to the build-up of fats, cholesterol, and other substances cause restricting blood flow to the organs and tissues.

Symptoms-
 Carotid artery disease
 Chest pain (angina)
 Chronic kidney disease
 Confusion
 Fatigue
 Muscle weakness
 Pain in the body parts
 Peripheral artery disease (PAD) 
 Shortness of breath

Causes-
 High blood pressure
 High cholesterol
 Diabetes
 High triglycerides in the blood
 Inflammation from diseases, such as arthritis, lupus or infections
 Increasing age
 Smoking
 An unhealthy, high-fat diet
 Lack of exercise or inactivity
 Being overweight or obese
 Excessive alcoholism 
 A family history
 
Specialist to Visit
 Cardiologist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov
http://www.heart.org
https://www.nhs.uk 

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