Tag: Atherosclerosis

What Is Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a form of hardening of the arteries in which plaque accumulates in the walls of arteries, eventually causing the opening of the vessels to narrow. When an artery becomes narrowed enough, the oxygen and nutrients carried by the blood cannot reach the organ supplied by that artery, starving it. For instance, the coronary arteries deliver blood to the heart. If the heart is not getting the amount of blood it needs—especially when it has to work harder, […]

Atherosclerosis The Inflammatory Disease

“We’ve long known that atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease. In the absence of inflammation or injury to the endothelial cell, the cholesterol would never go through the arterial wall and it would never stay there.”  – Dr. Dwight Lundell It is the root cause of the rise in heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular disease. “When we’re talking about inflammation, I like to look at what’s causing it. If the client’s C-reactive protein levels are high, I want to look for […]