The term atherosclerosis is derived from the Greek language which loosely translated means the following;
“Atheros” (gruel or paste) and “Sclerosis” (hardness).
There is formation of fibrofatty lesions mainly occurring in large and medium sized arteries such as the Aorta, Coronary and Cerebral (brain) vessels. You may recall television ads a few years ago where surgeons squeezed the artery of a smoker and this yellowish thick white substance oozed out. This is atherosclerosis and it acts to literally clog up the arteries to a point whereby the arterial circulation is totally blocked to an organ. The patient may for instance experience angina upon physical exertion which indicates that the heart is struggling to operate efficiently as the magnificent four chambered pump that nature intended. A fatal heart attack is a real possibility and if cerebral blood vessels are implicated then there may be an ischaemic “brain attack” or rather a deadly crippling and debilitating stroke.
Atherosclerosis begins an insidious process at a young age and the full clinical manifestations may not reveal themselves for 20 to 40 years. It is thought that dietary factors and a sedentary lifestyle as well as hormonal factors play a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is another “silent killer” which takes years to develop.
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Risk factors involved with the development of atherosclerosis
- Age and sex
- Tobacco usage
- Diabetes mellitus
- Elevated homocysteine levels
- Type 1 personality which is often accompanied with chronic stress
- Sedentary lifestyle, particularly if obese.