health conditions


Question by  JacobH (25)

What could cause hardening of the arteries?

My mom has hardening of the arteries.


Answer by  dkulze (160)

Hardening of the arteries (arteriosclorosis) is primarilly caused by high levels of cholesterol, which cause a build up of plaque on artery walls.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

Fatty material collects along the walls of the arteries. This causes the arteries to become narrowed, and with the fat the arteries become hardened by fibrous tissues and calcification.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Diet is what will caue it. If you are eating too many things with saturated fat in them you will get that.


Answer by  Danie (993)

Eating fatty foods and being stressed out can surely contribute to health problems concerning the heart. Not working out can be a problem as well. She should begin a exercise routine very soon and eat a lower fat and more fiber rich diet to help out with her heart health.


Answer by  John (9008)

This condition can result from many different factors. Age is one major contributor to this condition, as is genetics. Diet and general health also play a role (this problem is more common in people who are obese). Some medications can also lead to the problem as a side effect. For most people, it is a combination of several factors.

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