If you’re curious on what is arteriosclerosis then by the time you’re finished with this article you’re going to know what causes this ailment, the dangers to it, how to prevent it, and some good ideas to cure it.
Arteriosclerosis comes from the greek word athero (which means paste or gruel) and sclerosis (which means hardness).
The human body runs off the heart muscle. The muscle pumps or pushes red blood that has oxygen through a network of arteries to organs that use the oxygen to function. Blue blood goes through a system of veins to the lungs where they get oxygen, and arrive back at the heart to get pumped.
Now imagine if there was some blockage in a tunnel, or maybe the tunnel was very thin in one section? This is arteriosclerosis and hardening of the arteries.
As you can imagine it’s not very good, and can lead to unpleasant chest pains. It can also bring about abnormal and strange heart rhythms. This has an affect such as dizziness, fainting and sudden weakness.
The biggest dangers has to do with the fact that it restricts blood flow to organs that need it. Since oxygen is life this can weaken them. Ultimately the worst case scenario is when this plaque becomes inflamed, suddenly activating clotting, leading to obstruction.
Can you guess what happens next? Yep, either a heart attack or a stroke happens. If blood can’t get to the brain a stroke occurs and if it can’t reach the heart then a heart attack happens, which is the leading cause of death in the United States.
This type of health ailment has been around for centuries, but the word arteriosclerosis only became known in the 20th Century.
In 1868 a person named George Johnson described in his review about brights disease, the stiffening of arteries. Bright’s disease is really a problem with someone’s kidneys, where there is inflammation. Then two other scientists named Gull and Sutton went on to name the health problem arteriosclerosis.
Your most likely wondering how someone gets hardened arteries, so you can avoid them. The brightest minds in the health industry don’t know exactly how to prevent this problem, but they do have some good ideas.
For example, not smoking cigarettes can help. Tobacco lowers a person’s good cholesterol HDL and raises the bad stuff called LDL, which increases the chance of blockage. Also the chemicals in tobacco damage the endothelium, which is a thin layer of cells that line blood vessels. When it gets damaged it sets the stage for plaque buildup.
Another idea would be to exercise more. In the simplest terms exercise helps improve blood flow which not only helps prevent heart disease, but is great for stamina, a person’s sex life and much more.
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