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Carotid Artery Disease Causes

Carotid Artery Disease Causes

Carotid artery disease is caused by a buildup of fatty deposits in your arteries.  If left untreated, this can be very dangerous.

There are a a handful of lifestyles that can lead to this disease.

High blood pressure
High cholesterol and/or triglycerides
Lack of exercise

There are many risk factor that can also contribute to CAD.

Age: As people begin to age, their arteries typically become much less flexible and more prone to injury.

Family history: There is increased risk of getting CAD if someone close in your family has heart disease. atherosclerosis, CAD or even coronary artery disease.


You can practice certain lifestyle changes to decrease your risk of CAD.

Stop smoking

Eat a healthier diet – A diet with less sugar, less saturated fats, less salt can improve your bloodpressure and cholesterol levels. Adding more nutrient dense vegetables with further enhance this progress and help control your weight.

Exercise – When you can., always try and get some activity in. Regular activity can help reduce obesity and blood pressure, amongst many other beneficial factors.

Lose some weight – Obesity increases you risk for so many diseases including issue with high blood pressure.

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Carotid Artery Disease

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