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Transcript of Athersclerosis
Athersclerosis is the hardening of fatty stuff inside your body.
This basically means that in an artery wall thickens as a result of invasion and accumulation of white blood cells.
The hardening of calcium,cholesterol, and plaque.
Hardening of the arteries.
it is caused by unhealthy diets
How to recognize.
A sign is that you with atherosclerosis in the heart is chest pain on exertion.
The legs usually show symptoms of poor circulation first. Pain in the calf muscles when walking is the most common symptom. Poor wound healing or decreased pulses in the feet are other signs.
Examples of Atherosclerosis
How to Test/Treatments.
The one test that can directly show blocked arteries is called angiography. (Angiography is an "invasive" test):
A thin tube is inserted inside an artery in the leg or arm.
It is then threaded through the body's maze of branching arteries.
Injected dye shows arteries -- and any blockages -- on a monitor.
The effects of severe Atherosclerosis on the aorta.
This is an example of
Affects Whom and Success Rates/Affects in the U.S.A.
Atherosclerosis was present in 85% of those older than 50.
17% of teenagers had atherosclerosis.
Success Rates of Treatments.
84% of patients have recovered in 60 months.
Affects in the U.S.A.
More than 25 million persons in the United States have at least one clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis.
eating a healthier diet.