Atherosclerosis (ath-er-o-skle-RO-sis) is the hardening and narrowing of the arteries. It is caused by the slow buildup of plaque (plak) on the inside of walls of the arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in your blood. As it grows, the buildup of plaque narrows the inside of the artery and, in time, may restrict blood flow.

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Signs and symptoms
... Signs and symptoms usually develop gradually. At first, symptoms may occur only after vigorous exertion, when your arteries can''t supply your muscles with enough oxygen and nutrients. But, as the nar...
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Causes
... In arteriosclerosis, the walls of your arteries become hard and thick, sometimes interfering with blood circulation. The condition results from the natural aging process or from atherosclerosis. Ather...
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Complications
... When your arteries narrow, tissues supplied by an affected artery don''t receive enough blood, particularly during exercise, when demand is greatest. This can result in injury to your organs, heart at...
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Treatment
... Lifestyle changes can improve the health of your arteries. Doctors also use several types of medications to slow or reverse the effects of arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis: Cholesterol-lowering dr...
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Overview
... Arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body. Healthy arteries are flexible, strong and elastic. Their inside lining is smooth so that blood ...
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Atherosclerosis Treatment

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Treating Arteriosclerosis with Acupuncture
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Treating Arteriosclerosis with Aromatherapy
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Atherosclerosis Medication

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Treating Arteriosclerosis with Herbal Medicine
... Dr. George Jacob Heart Infocenter Alternative and Complementary Remedies for Arteriosclerosis And Atherosclerosis Herbal Medicine Some herbal remedies have a beneficial action on the arteries, reducin...
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Treating Arteriosclerosis with Diet/Food Therapy
... Dr. George Jacob Heart Infocenter Alternative and Complementary Remedies for Arteriosclerosis And Atherosclerosis Diet/Food Therapy for Arteriosclerosis A well designed, heart-friendly diet can help t...
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Treating Arteriosclerosis with Yoga
... Dr. George Jacob Heart Infocenter Alternative and Complementary Remedies for Arteriosclerosis And Atherosclerosis Yoga For atherosclerosis a yoga therapist may suggest gentle asanas, pranayama, relaxa...
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