Arteriosclerosis: Overview

Arteriosclerosis is the hardening of the artery wells. In medical terminology, atheroma is the narrowing of the arteries (due to cholesterol deposits), arteriosclerosis is the hardening of the walls, and atherosclerosis is the combination of both (which normally occur together). The relationship with high cholesterol (and high triglycerides) is well known. Arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis usually have no early symptoms, nor does high cholesterol, thus causing insidious damage to the major blood vessels. Nasty complications that may develop include: hypertension, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, claudication, peripheral vascular disease, and similar disorders. Read more about: Atherosclerosis, High Cholesterol

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