Diseases

Atherosclerosis: the causes

The causes of atherosclerosis and the reasons for the thickening of the arterial wall and the formation of atheromatous plaques are better known. This plaque results from the accumulation of bad cholesterol and cellular debris. It constitutes a kind of abscess of the arterial wall. As long as the plaque does not prevent the blood from flowing, the disease is silent, causing no symptoms.

The symptoms of atherosclerosis usually occur at age 60 for men and 65-70 years for women.

They occur when there is a break in the plate. Its contents will flow into the blood. Cellular debris that starts in the circulation contain coagulation factors, which will lead to the formation of a clot (or thrombus). This hinders or even prevents the blood from circulating properly. At that moment, the symptoms appear ...

In this case, many biochemical substances are involved in the arterial wall. And one thing is certain: other parameters related to the hygiene of life play a role in the development of atherosclerosis:

  • physical inactivity,
  • the increase of LDL-cholesterol,
  • obesity
  • high blood pressure,
  • diabetes,
  • a diet low in fruits and vegetables ...

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