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What causes blocked arteries?

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What causes blocked arteries?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.

HI there,

Arteries are blocked by so called plaques. They consist of fat, cholesterol, calcium, cellular waste and fibrin, a substance that is involved in blood clotting. The plaques grow within the years, quicker if you smoke, have diabetes or untreated high blood pressure. The plaque alters the cells of the arteries that also grow and expedites the clotting.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome! I thank you for a friendly rating of my help and wish you the very best.