Quit Smoking- as smoking increases blood and cholesterol levels which increase risk of arteriosclerosis (4)Increase physical activity- increasing your physical activity makes you more healthy and improves your fitness level. This lowers risk factors of arteriosclerosisEating Healthier- Eat stuff that does not increase your blood/cholesterol levels. Such as green foods, lean meats and fat free food and low fat milk.
(4)People who have Coronary Heart Disease or had a stork are given stains which are medication tablets used to decrease cholesterol levels in your blood. This lowers your chances of having a heart attack or stoke (1)In some cases the arteriosclerosis is very serve and surgery is needed to resolve the problem. Surgery, such as Coronary artery bypass grafting can be used clear up blood flow in the coronary arteries, by using veins or arteries from other parts of the body to go around plaque blocked arteries (1)In some cases the arteriosclerosis is very serve and surgery is needed to resolve the problem. Surgery, such as Coronary artery bypass grafting can be used clear up blood flow in the coronary arteries, by using veins or arteries from other parts of the body to go around plaque blocked arteries (1)Depending on which arteries are affected by arteriosclerosis, different complications arise. Arteriosclerosis or atherosclerosis is disease which causes a plaque ,made of fat, calcium, and cholesterol, to build up in your arteries. The arteries are a type of blood vessels which transport blood with oxygen to your body. Over time this plaque hardens and narrows your arteries, thus decreasing blood flow to your body.
This can lead to very serous consequences (1).The cause of arteriosclerosis is yet to be known . But studies have shown that this disease starts early on (childhood) and it is said to develop faster as you get older. Some factors that increase you risk of arteriosclerosis include:. Peripheral Artery Disease- Arteriosclerosis in the arms and legs (1) 2. Carotid Artery Disease- plaque in arteries that supply blood to your brain- this can cause strokes (3) 3.
Chronic Kidney Disease- plaque build in the renal arteries (they supply blood to kidneys), decreases blood to kidneys and after some time can result in kidney failure (2Physical exam : is given by your Doctor to listen to your arteries with a stethoscope for any irregular sounds (1). Blood Test : are taken to check cholesterol, sugar and proteins levels. Higher levels indicate risk of arteriosclerosis (1). EKG (Electrocardiogram): Its a test used to detect any irregular heart beat rhythm by detecting and recording the hearts electrical activity (1) Angiography: Is a test used to see the plaque in your arteries by using dye and special x rays .
A really small tube called a catheter is put into your body then dye is injected through the catheter which then can be seen by x rays Smoking-Causes high cholesterol and blood pressure which affect the inner walls of the arteries Bad Eating Habits- Eating food that contain high trans fat, sodium, sugar and cholesterolGenetics- If a family member (father, mother,brother,sister) was diagnosed with asterosis your risk of having it increases. Shortage of physical activity- Can also increase your risk, as this promotes other risk factors such as being overweight and high blood pressures.