Causes and Risk Factors
Many factors contribute to the
development of arteriosclerosis.
Poor eating habits, lack of exercise,
high cholesterol levels, smoking,
sedentary existence, hypertension
and obesity are some lifestyle-related
causes of arteriosclerosis.
also results from aging because
over time the system undergoes
deterioration and collapses under
pressure from continuous neglect.
Some diseases such as high blood
pressure and diabetes may also
lead to hardening of the arteries.
individuals are more likely to
experience arteriosclerosis because
of genetic factors. Arteriosclerosis
is prevalent in some families
and all direct descendents suffer
from the disease.