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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Atherosclerosis (Definition)

Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a condition in which a person has build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the walls of his arteries. Over the years, these substances build-up to form hardened spots called plaques, which can break off pieces of itself and clog arteries downstream ...Read more


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I was wondering what are atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

I was wondering what are atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a life long disease. It is generally at different stages at the same time in various vessels. For this reason taking care of diet, exercise and drug therapy to stop progression of the disease is crucial. Some areas won't be as helped as others but you may stop them from getting worse or at least slow the process down. ...Read more

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Please advise what is worse, atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis?

Please advise what is worse, atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis?

Arteriosclerosis: We use the terms interchangeably but they have technical differences . If you read these they will give more details: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/atherosclerosis/ http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Is there a difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Not the same thing: Atherosclerosis is the most common type of arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and caused by plaque building up in the vessel. Over time the plaque causes thickening of the walls of the artery. Stiffness and a loss of elasticity also result. To clarify, a patient with arteriosclerosis (hardened arteries) may not have atherosclerosis (plaque). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about consider atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Can you tell me about consider atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Similar: Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis and the most common type. Both are are diseases of the arteries of the body causing chronic inflammation and narrowing of the arteries. The symptoms depend on where the arteries are located: heart, brain, eyes, aorta, kidneys among others ...Read more

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Please help! what is the between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Please help! what is the between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Difference?: Arteriosclerosis is an old term for any illness in which the arterial walls get harder. It includes atherosclerosis and several less familiar conditions. Monckeberg's medial calcificic sclerosis is seldom a problem. Hyaline and hyperplastic arteriolar sclerosis involve the small vessels. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Please help! what is the difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Interchangeable: Technically atherosclerosis refers to larger vessels and arteriosclerosis to smaller ones, but actually most people use the terms interchangeably. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Please advise what is the difference between atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis?

Arteriosclerosis: We use the terms interchangeably but they have technical differences . If you read these they will give more details: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/atherosclerosis/ http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Busuttil
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Blocked Arteries (Definition)

Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Arteriosclerosis (Definition)

It is the hardening of the arteries commonly associated with natural aging ...Read more