Atheroma

Below you will find more information about Atheroma from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Atheroma it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Atheroma and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Atheroma comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Atheroma is the medical condition where the arteries are thickening or swelling because of the deposition of the plaque on the artery walls.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through examination of patient's history, physical examination and undergoing several tests including arteriography, doppler ultrassonography and plethysmography, EEG and CT Scan.

Treatment

Treatment for Atheroma includes administration of medicine especially that of aspirin which helps to lessen the stickinessof the blood cells, undergoing bypass surgery.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes pain in the chest, shortness of breathing and heart attack.

Causes

Atheroma is said to be caused by aging, hypertension,high fat diet, smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, angina pectoris, cardiac arrest and stroke.

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