From Health Facts
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:
- 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.
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