Atherosclerosis is a disease in which the hardening of the arteries occurs. This disease grows with age, and in turn, it leaves effects in kidneys, the heart, gastrointestinal system, the brain and the genital parts. Blood clots occur due to hardening and narrowing of the arteries. This kind of behavior can cause serious health problems, like heart stroke which can cause the death of the patient. This happens because of plaque which is the result of calcium, cholesterol and other elements found in the blood.
Before the advancement of technology, this disease was considered as the usual behavior in the body of a person aging. That’s why this disease was the main cause of heart attacks in the past.
Factors leading to Atherosclerosis
- High blood glucose and low nitric acid.
- Elevated triglyceride and excess of insulin.
- Low nitric acid, HDL and free testosterone.
- High fibrinogen, homocysteine, LDL and C-reactive protein.
- Low DHA, EPA and oxidized LDL.