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What Lgnites Atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis shows all the traits of an unceasing inflammatory procedure. That is why factors  that ignite or begin the process of atherosclerosis need to be properly understood.  Before we go into that, let us take a look at what  atherosclerosis actually is.
Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis. It is the term meant to describe the build up of plaque or fatty substances, calcium, cholesterol and other waste products in the inner walls of the arteries. This results in the thickening and hardening of the arteries, formation of blood clots and obstruction in the flow of blood. This condition can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Atherosclerosis is a sluggish, progressive ailment that may begin in childhood and worsens as we get older, accelerating rapidly during middle age.   As the inner layers of the arteries are dented, atherosclerosis starts. There are a number of causes that ignite Atherosclerosis. Some of them are high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, high blood pressure and cigarette smoke.

The role of cigarette smoke in atherosclerosis is significant as it increases the development of atherosclerosis in the aorta, coronary artery diseases and leg arteries. This results in chronic and serious complications.  A common development is thrombosis of the coronary arteries leading to a heart attack. Another likely development  is the  claudication that results from insufficient blood supply to the legs. Other possible developments can affect the kidneys, intestines and brain.

Atherosclerosis can be treated symptomatically. In order to be cured completely, the patient needs to quit smoking, lower blood cholesterol and exercise regularly, There are also different types of medication for treating the disease. Statins and aspirin are used for atherosclerosis-related diseases as they have antioxidant effects that reduce cardiac complications. Understanding the nature of the ailment, its causes and treatment is very important in order to treat the disease in a systematic and holistic manner.