What is Arteriosclerosis? What are the symptoms? How Can IT Be Treated? What Causes It? How Is It Prevented?

What is Arteriosclerosis? What are the symptoms? How Can It Be Treated? What Causes It? How Is It Prevented? How is it treated?

I need to do a project on this, and i have no idea about it! Please help me, and leave the links you used please!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Arteriosclerosis results in the thickening of the walls of the arteries. Its common symptoms are:

    1. Inadequate blood supply in the legs resulting to numbness and coldness of feet and cramps and pain in the legs.

    2. Inadequate blood supply to the coronary arteries resulting in sharp pains, like angina pectoris. It also elevates blood pressure and causes kidney disorders.

    The main causes of arteriosclerosis are:

    1. Lack of physical exercise and high fat diet

    2. Obesity, diabetes and stress

    3. Heredity

    Treatment for arteriosclerosis consists of the following:

    1. Home Remedies, using lemon peel, parsley, vegetables juices, psyllium husk, garlic and onions and other herbs

    2. Conventional Medicine through bypass surgery, carotid artery surgery, angioplasty, angiography and other sophisticated methods

    To prevent arteriosclerosis is to follow clean and healthy living through exercise and good high fiber food intake.

    Below are further discussions on the subject as quoted in Wikipedia:

    "Arteriosclerosis refers to a hardening of medium and large arteries. The most common form of arteriosclerosis is atherosclerosis.

    The following terms are similar, yet distinct, in both spelling and meaning, and can be easily confused: arteriosclerosis, arteriolosclerosis, and atherosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis is a general term describing any hardening (and loss of elasticity) of medium or large arteries (from the Greek Arterio, meaning artery, and sclerosis, meaning hardening), arteriolosclerosis is any hardening (and loss of elasticity) of arterioles (small arteries), atherosclerosis is a hardening of an artery specifically due to an atheromatous plaque. Therefore, atherosclerosis is a form of arteriosclerosis."

    "Types of Arteriosclerosis

    Atherosclerosis is the most common form of arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is characterized by a thickening of the intima with plaques that can contain lipid-laden macrophages ("foam cells"). The plaques contain free lipid (cholesterol, etc.) and are prone to calcification and ulceration.

    Arteriosclerosis obliterans is typically seen in medium and large arteries of the lower extremity. Characterized by fibrosis of the intima and calcification of the media. The lumen of the vessel may be obliterated or markedly narrowed.

    Medial calcific sclerosis (Monckeberg’s calcific sclerosis) is seen mostly in the elderly, commonly in arteries of the thyroid and uterus. Characterized by calcification of the internal elastic lamina but without thickening of the intima or narrowing of the vessel lumen. A similar form of an intramural calcification, presenting the picture of an early phase of arteriosclerosis, appears to be induced by a number of drugs that have an antiproliferative mechanism of action (Rainer Liedtke 2008).

    Hyaline arteriolosclerosis refers to thickening of the walls of arterioles by the deposition of hyaline material. Often seen in kidney pathology."

    I hope this will help in your study.

    Good luck to you.

    Source(s): Wikipedia and Home Remedies links.
  • 1 decade ago

    Arteriosclerosis is a condition where the linings of the arteries within your heart will harden. Some of the symptoms of this problem are chest pains, higher blood pressure and the feeling of heaviness and other type of conditions. Arteriosclerosis can be treated with beta blockers, and other type of drugs like that. This condition is caused by eating high fatty foods, stress, etc. You can avoid this problem by exercising and chaging your lifestyle.

  • 4 years ago

    What Is Arteriosclerosis

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You should go on WebMD for your question. You'll get a much more accurate answer than you would here.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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