signifies deposition of fatty plaques on the inner walls of arteries which
causes lessening of the central cavity of arteries; as a result, the torrent of
blood is decreased which may eventually cause hypertension, angina pectoris,
heart attack(myocardial infarction) and stroke.
Arteriosclerosis: It means
toughening of arteries owing to sedimentation of calcium salts and cholesterol
to form plaques. This causes the arterial walls to become inflexible and
unyielding. Such arteries lose the ability of expansion and their walls may rift
which in turn may coagulate and obstruct the passageway of blood flow.
Hypertension: It is
defined as persistently raised blood pressure in a person and it can hurt three
dynamic organs of the body i.e. brain, heart, and kidneys.