What is atherosclerosis?
Atherosclerosis is a dangerous disease, so it is useful to know what kind of disease it is and how it manifests itself. This disease is a violation of the normal structure of blood vessels - plaques of fat and connective tissue are formed in their walls. Neoplasms cause narrowing and deformation of the vessels, affecting the internal organs and disrupt the blood circulation.
The occurrence of atherosclerosis can be caused by various factors:
- metabolic disorders;
- chronic diseases;
- age changes.
In people suffering from this disease, the vessels are no longer flexible due to the accumulation of lime and fat. The vessel struck with atherosclerosis is sometimes completely closed. This disease often leads to thrombosis and ischemic diseases of the organs. Atherosclerosis is one of the most dangerous diseases leading to death. It is usually diagnosed already in the last stages, when serious problems arise with the blood supply to the brain and limbs.Atherosclerosis suffers from elderly people whose physical activity is insufficient. The risk group includes those who have bad habits.