Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which the arteries get blocked due to the deposition of fatty substances, cholesterol and other cellular water on the walls of the arteries. It is a continuous and insidious process which actually starts when we are born but its effects are not seen until wear and tear reaches a particular level to hamper the blood flow to vital organs. Though anyone can suffer from atherosclerosis, there are a few risk factors which put a person at a higher risk of developing atherosclerosis. Common risk factors include smoking, alcohol intake, obesity, unhealthy eating habits and low exercise. Atherosclerosis itself is also a major risk factor for heart diseases like coronary artery disease, stroke, heart attack and peripheral artery disease. In this section, you’ll find articles on major risk factors, symptoms and treatment of atherosclerosis and boosting heart health. You can refer to our expert article on managing cholesterol and  also explore the impact of stress, black tea and egg yolk on heart health.

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Peripheral vascular disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention
- Shraddha Rupavate
May 09, 2014 at 03:04pm
Peripheral vascular disease is a life-threatening condition and can cause limb amputation. Learn everything about the disease from our expert.

Try cinnamon to give your heart the natural boost!
- Editorial Team
January 09, 2014 at 12:18pm
Here is how cinnamon can help boost your heart's health.

Atherosclerosis due to high cholesterol – all your queries answered
- Shraddha Rupavate
January 08, 2014 at 03:17pm
Here are the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of atherosclerosis.

What to expect during an angiography
- Vijay Surase
June 12, 2013 at 12:56pm
Pain in the chest or left arm is a classic symptom of heart disease. When your doctor tells you that you have to undergo an angiography, it can be …

Angioplasty – indications, procedure, risks
- Vijay Surase
May 15, 2013 at 10:40am
When a person suffers a heart attack, ideally, treatment in the form of angioplasty must be provided within the first 1-1.5 hours (the golden hour). …

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Cholesterol is manageable: Dr Vijay Surase, cardiologist
- Vijay Surase
January 12, 2013 at 09:23am
Cholesterol is a fat/ lipid that is produced in the liver and its normal levels are necessary for the proper functioning of the body. High levels of …

Know your heart health terms – part 1
- Dr Anitha Anchan
December 17, 2012 at 07:15am
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What is Angina? (Video)
- Admin
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