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Atherosclerosis

What is atherosclerosis?


Atherosclerosis is a condition in which plague builds up inside the arterie. Atherosclerosis is a regular term for thickening and hardening of the arteries.

Atherosclerosis

What are the symptoms?


Many people don't know their cholesterol is too high because there is no symptoms.

That's why it's important to check.

Atherosclerosis

What are the risks and causes?


Things that may happen where plaque occurs are, a piece of the plague might break off,

A blood clot may form on the the plaque's surface. Plaque might block the blood flow. If any of these occurs and blocks the artery, a heart attack or stroke can happen.

Sources

Teens health.org