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Atherosclerosis: A condition which is a form of arteriosclerosis where atheromas are caused by the aggregation of cholesterol and lipids. See detailed information below for a list of 35 causes of Atherosclerosis, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque on the inside walls of arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen and blood to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. As plaque builds up in an artery, the artery gradually narrows and can become clogged. As an artery becomes more and more narrowed, less blood can flow through. The artery may also become less elastic ("hardening of the arteries"). Atherosclerosis is the main cause of a group of diseases called cardiovascular diseasesódiseases of the heart and blood vessels. (Source: excerpt from ATHEROSCLEROSIS: NWHIC)
Atherosclerosis is the hardening of the arteries. Your arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen and blood to muscles in your body. In hardening of the arteries, fatty materials build up on the walls inside of your arteries. These materials are made up of cholesterol and fat. The more cholesterol in your blood, the more fatty material can build up, and the more narrow and hard the artery can get. When an artery becomes narrow and hard, not enough oxygen and blood get to your muscles. Hardening of the arteries can happen anywhere in your body. You may have blockage in the arteries that carry blood to the heart, leg, or brain. These blockages can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, leg pain, and even heart attacks and strokes. (Source: excerpt from Coronary Artery Disease (Easy to Read): NWHIC)
Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis (or thickening and hardening of the arteries). As we age, some hardening of the arteries can occur naturally. When a person has atherosclerosis, the inner walls of the arteries become narrower due to a buildup of plaque. Plaque results from deposits of fat, cholesterol, and other substances. Blood clots form, blocking blood flow, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. High blood cholesterol, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and not being physically active all put you at greater risk for atherosclerosis. (Source: excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC)
Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque on... (Source: excerpt from ATHEROSCLEROSIS: NWHIC)
Atherosclerosis is the hardening of the arteries. Your arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen and blood... (Source: excerpt from Coronary Artery Disease (Easy to Read): NWHIC)
Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis (or thickening and hardening... (Source: excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC)
A common form of arteriosclerosis characterized by deposits of plaques (atheromas) containing lipids, carbohydrates, blood and blood products, fibrous tissue, and calcium deposits. These plaques are found in the intima of large- and medium-sized arteries.
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A stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Age, lifestyle, diet, and gene related degeneration of arteries due to deposition of lipoid plaques (atheromas) on inner arterial walls; main cause of coronary artery disease, a leading cause of death.
- (Source - CRISP)
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Medical Conditions associated with Atherosclerosis:
Artery symptoms (83 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Blood lipid symptoms (64 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes), Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)
Symptoms related to Atherosclerosis:
Artery symptoms (83 causes), Arteriosclerosis (13 causes), Heart disease (106 causes), Aorta symptoms, Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Blood vessels, Cholesterol (40 causes), Lipid profile, Heart attack (138 causes), Stroke (192 causes), Obesity (236 causes), Diabetes (212 causes), Hypertension (398 causes), Anticoagulants
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