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Latest Edit: Iva Lloyd, ND 2013-05-10 (EDT)

Arteriosclerosis is a generic term for a number of diseases in which the arterial wall becomes thickened and loses elasticity. Conditions that fall under the arteriosclerosis classification include:[1]

  • Atherosclerosis which involves the buildup of fatty deposits in the innermost lining of large and medium-sized arteries.
  • Medial sclerosis which involves calcium buildup in the medial layer of arteries in the extremities, leading to hypertension.
  • Arteriolar sclerosis which involves the inner and medial layers of small arteries, which can decrease the blood flow to the limbs, eyes and inernal organs.

Associated Conditions


  1. Hoffmann David (1992) Therapeutic herbalism: A correspondence course in phytotherapy