Atherosclerosis starts gradually in young adults (about age of 20), but it generally does not cause symptoms until middle or old age. The plaque builds up in the arteries over many years. Any artery in the body can be affected. In fact, there is no organ system where atherosclerosis can't reach. Plaques in the artery can behave in different ways.
There is no cure for atherosclerosis. If an artery is affected, you cannot completely reverse the process in it. Progress of atherosclerosis and complications due to atherosclerosis such as heart attacks and strokes, weakness or pain in arms or legs, loss of hair in affected areas, ulcers or loss of limb, kidney failure, blindness and impotence can be prevented. Further damage to the artery can be prevented.
Some factors to limit the development and progression of atherosclerosis include:
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