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Arteriosclerosis: Introduction

Arteriosclerosis: A group of medical conditions which are characterized by the thickening and loss of elasticity of arterial blood vessel walls. See detailed information below for a list of 13 causes of Arteriosclerosis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Arteriosclerosis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Arteriosclerosis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Arteriosclerosis

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Arteriosclerosis: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Arteriosclerosis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Arteriosclerosis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Arteriosclerosis may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Arteriosclerosis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Arteriosclerosis may include:

Arteriosclerosis: Animations

Arteriosclerosis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Arteriosclerosis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Arteriosclerosis

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Arteriosclerosis:

Misdiagnosis and Arteriosclerosis

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Arteriosclerosis: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Arteriosclerosis

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Arteriosclerosis: Related Rare Diseases

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Arteriosclerosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Arteriosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque on the inside... (Source: excerpt from ATHEROSCLEROSIS: NWHIC)

Atherosclerosis is the hardening of the arteries. Your arteries are blood vessels that... (Source: excerpt from Coronary Artery Disease (Easy to Read): NWHIC)

Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis (or thickening and hardening of the arteries... (Source: excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC)

Definitions of Arteriosclerosis:

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.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Sclerosis of the arterial walls
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Thickening and loss of elasticity of arterial walls; atherosclerosis is the most common form of arteriosclerosis and involves lipid deposition and thickening of the intimal cell layers within arteries; additional forms of arteriosclerosis involve calcification of the media of muscular arteries (Monkeberg medial calcific sclerosis) and thickening of the walls of small arteries or arterioles due to cell proliferation or hyaline deposition (arteriolosclerosis).
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Arteriosclerosis

The list below shows some of the causes of Arteriosclerosis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Arteriosclerosis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Arteriosclerosis. Of the 13 causes of Arteriosclerosis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 11 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Arteriosclerosis:

The following list of conditions have 'Arteriosclerosis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Arteriosclerosis:

The following list of medical conditions have Arteriosclerosis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Arteriosclerosis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Arteriosclerosis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Arteriosclerosis:

    Atheroma, Atherosclerosis
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Arteriosclerosis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Arteriosclerosis:

    Artery symptoms (83 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes)

    Symptoms related to Arteriosclerosis:

    Atherosclerosis (35 causes), High cholesterol (40 causes), Smoking, TAO, Thromboangitis obliterans, Pain (6458 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Arteriosclerosis

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