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What are the causes of arteriosclerosis?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Several

It is partly inherited.
Also there are risk factors for it developing such as diet, your cholesterol level, how much you exercise, and whether you smoke.

In brief: Several

It is partly inherited.
Also there are risk factors for it developing such as diet, your cholesterol level, how much you exercise, and whether you smoke.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: LDL/HDL Gluc BP etc

Artery ds: dominant human behavior, typically starts in later childhood, though asymptomatic for decades; artery plaque in wall & wall enlarges, not shrink.
Artery narrowing results from plaque rupture & clots. Primary drivers are lipoproteins (not cholesterol, made by every cell/part of membrane), e.g. Nl to ?ldl + nl to ?hdl, nl to ?ed sugar (optimal hba1c 5.0%), nl to ?ed systolic BP smoke etc.

In brief: LDL/HDL Gluc BP etc

Artery ds: dominant human behavior, typically starts in later childhood, though asymptomatic for decades; artery plaque in wall & wall enlarges, not shrink.
Artery narrowing results from plaque rupture & clots. Primary drivers are lipoproteins (not cholesterol, made by every cell/part of membrane), e.g. Nl to ?ldl + nl to ?hdl, nl to ?ed sugar (optimal hba1c 5.0%), nl to ?ed systolic BP smoke etc.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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