Definitions for "atherosclerosis"
a form of arteriosclerosis characterized by irregular fatty deposits on the inner surface of large and medium-sized arteries; the deposits are associated with fibrosis and calcification of the inner layer of the arteries. Similar conditions may be found in swine and fowl. The deposits may become large enough to impede the blood circulation and in some cases may restrict the blood supply to the heart.
ath-er-oh-skler-OH-sis A form of arteriosclerosis in which the inner layers of artery walls become thick and irregular due to deposits of fat, cholesterol, fibrin (a clotting material found in the blood), cellular waste products and calcium. As interior artery walls become lined with layers of these deposits, the arteries are narrowed and the flow of blood through the arteries is reduced.
Vascular disease associated with high blood pressure and high cholesterol and fats in people; exceptionally rare in animals.
Recommendation Selenium"Considered to be from 200 to 500 times more potent an antioxidant than vitamin E, selenium and vitamin E are synergistic as antioxidants and inhibit or prevent the damage to tissues by free radicals which have been cited as causal factors in heart disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis..."
Recommendation Folic Acid"For improved homocysteine metabolism, folic acid (800mcg per day), B6 (50mg per day), B12 (400mg per day), betaine (200 to 1,000mg per day are recommended..."
Relationship to Senile Dementia"Atherosclerosis is a risk factor for reduced circulation in the brain, sometimes called ischemic vascular dementia (IVD)..."
Relationship to Low Male Testosterone Level"Researchers at Columbia University Medical School found that serum testosterone levels were about 90ng/dl lower in patients who had suffered myocardial infarctions (MI) than in those who had not..."
Relationship to Low DHEA Level"Although there is some conflicting evidence, many researchers conclude that maintaining normal levels of DHEA provides some protection against atherosclerosis..."
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