What is arteriosclerosis? What Causes Atherosclerosis?

Arteriosclerosis is a general term that refers to the thickening and hardening of the walls of arteries. It encompasses several related but distinct conditions, including atherosclerosis, which is one of the most common forms of arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis specifically involves the build-up of fatty deposits, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances (collectively known as plaque) on the … Read more