Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease is often referred to as hardening of the arteries. The arteries may become blocked - clogged arteries .The condition restricts the flow of blood causing the heart to be deprived of the necessary nutrients that it needs to work properly.
Atherosclerosis is a specific type of arteriosclerosis, but the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Atherosclerosis refers to the buildup of fats in and on the artery walls (plaques), which can restrict blood flow.It can affect arteries anywhere in your body and is a preventable and treatable condition. Vascular sclerosis is a synonum for Arteriosclerosis.
A build up of plaque on the walls of the blood vessels adds to the narrowing of flow through the blood vessels. Plaque may break off increasing the risk of blood clots and major heart attacks.
Healthy eating can reduce the fatty build up inside the walls of your arteries. A proper diet and exercise will aid in preventing Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease.