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Atherosclerosis- The Causes

Causes and reasons behind Atherosclerosis:

Unfortunately the exact cause of Atherosclerosis hasn't been found yet and scientists across the world are working on finding why it happens.

All we know is that, the condition happens during a very young age, and develops as the affected person ages.

The inner layers of the arteries are prone to be damaged due to a variety of reasons. Some of them are smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Diabetes, presence of certain fats and a sedentary lifestyle. These factors can damage the inner walls of the arteries thereby leading to Atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis, as said before, is the formation of plaques made of lipoproteins, dead cells, tissues and so on, blocking the blood flow in the arteries, to different parts like the heart, brain and other body parts.

These plaques could eventually break of and as a result the body might begin to heal. When the healing happens, blood clots might appear in these parts, where the plaques have been broken and this will lead to further narrowing of the arteries, thereby raising more chances of heart attack and or stroke.

Even today scientists are making more researches to find the exact cause of the condition hoping to answer many unanswered questions.

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