Tag Archives: Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which the arteries become hardened and narrow due to excess plaque buildup.
When this occurs, blood flow becomes disrupted, which can lead to heart complications and poor overall health as other parts of the body… Read More
Red wine may help lower high blood pressure and protect against heart disease in people who exercise. But there’s a catch: The participants in the study were drinking non-alcoholic red wine.
The non-alcoholic red wine was shown to improve nitric… Read More
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) may be an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis and heart disease. NAFLD is becoming an increasingly common condition, especially among those who are obese or who have type 2 diabetes. Lead investigator Raluca Pais said… Read More
Atherosclerosis is the condition in which the arteries become hardened, preventing a healthy flow of oxygenated blood. This process is common in aging, as plaques can build up causing arteries to become stiff. Plaque buildup also makes the arteries narrow,… Read More
Meniere’s disease may be caused by fluid buildup in the inner ear along with risk factors for vascular disease in the brain, such as migraine, sleep apnea, and atherosclerosis. Meniere’s disease affects roughly three to five million Americans and causes… Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and atherosclerosis are both linked to the inability to remove a buildup of fat and cholesterol. The study leads to an interesting question – whether lowering cholesterol levels could translate to better AMD prevention.
AMD is… Read More
World Sjögren’s Day is July 23, and to get you ready we put together a list of our top articles that discuss Sjögren’s syndrome and accompanying factors and issues, including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression, shingles, and atherosclerosis.
Dr. Henrik Sjögren… Read More
Type 2 diabetes with low testosterone raises atherosclerosis risk in men. Atherosclerosis is a condition in which plaques build up against the lining of the arteries causing stiffness, which can contribute to cardiovascular disease.
Study author Dr. Javier Mauricio Farias… Read More
March 10 was World Kidney Day 2016 and it’s important to think about, as there are many things that affect the kidneys, including kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, iron deficiency, and atherosclerosis. World Kidney Day has been going on for… Read More
High cholesterol is well-known as a significant risk for heart disease. New research shows keeping cholesterol in a healthy range and boosting good cholesterol will help fight inflammation and thereby reduce joint pain and stiffness. Could get you out walking… Read More
Kidney stones in childhood raise the risk of atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries – as shown in a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. A more profound understanding of the link between kidney stones and atherosclerosis in… Read More
Systemic sclerosis – scleroderma – is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis, which is hardening of the arteries. The findings come from researchers in Hong Kong who uncovered that scleroderma can contribute to atherosclerosis. Among the known risk factors for… Read More