Atherosclerosis

Hardening or the arteries or plaque build up

Atherosclerosis is a condition where the arteries become narrowed and hardened due to an excessive build up of plaque
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Symptoms

Atherosclerosis usually doesn't show symptoms until it severely narrows or blocks an artery many people don't know they have it until they have a medical emergency such as heart attack or stroke

Causes

High Blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol

Treatment

changing your life style, following a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, stop smoking, manage stress, taking medicine to lower cholesterol, and surgery

Statistics

Poland is number 1 in deaths from atherosclerosis with 29511 deaths a year. Romania is 2nd with 16215 and the United States is 3rd with 14393

-Bill