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5Effects of atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis damages the arterial wall and results in the increase of bad cholesterol or LDL. In addition, there is also an accumulation of calcium, dead cells, immune cells and various organic debris. Plaque building up over time starts to constrict and narrow down the arterial walls reducing the flow of blood carrying vital oxygen to our organs and around the body.

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6The symptoms of atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis develops gradually over time hardening arteries which is a dangerous situation since you don’t get any symptoms especially where mild atherosclerosis won’t have any symptoms until and artery is clogged and reducing blood supply to organs and tissues. Blood clots could also totally restrict blood flow causing a heart attack or stroke.

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7The common symptoms of atherosclerosis

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations
  • Weakness or dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Sweating

In addition to these there are other symptoms of conditions that result from atherosclerosis such as angina because of coronary heart disease, peripheral artery disease which in impaired circulation in legs, chronic kidney disease, carotid artery disease which is impaired supply to the brain. The blood clots usually form besides the plaque and that cause a further narrowing of the artery. Sometimes, clots can break free and travel to other areas of the body and block arteries there as well.

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8When stroke happens

If the artery that supplies blood to the heart and brain becomes completely blocked, then this could cause a heart attack or even stroke. Almost 50% of all death in Western countries is caused by atherosclerosis.

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The best way to combat atherosclerosis is by regular exercise, avoiding smoking, and reduction of alcohol consumption. The problem is when plaque build-up is too advanced, it becomes difficult to shrink or reduce.

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