Factors that promote stenosis
A – Tobacco
Tobacco does not stop at causing cancer and damaging the skin, which, consequently, ages prematurely. It is, additionally, one of the main factors facilitating the development of atheromatous plaque.
B – Sedentary life
A lack of physical activity impairs the body's ability to “burn off” all the food eaten, and these foods accumulate, particularly in the artery walls, in the form of fats.
C – Alcohol
In moderate amounts (less than two small glasses of wine per day, avoiding aperitifs, beer or hard liquors) alcohol increases the “good” cholesterol (HDL cholesterol). In excess of two small glasses of wine per day, or if one adds other types of alcohols (aperitifs, liquors, beer, etc.), alcohol promotes the development of atheromatous plaque.
D - Diabetes
Diabetes is caused by insulin deficiency, which results in an accumulation of sugar in the blood.
E – Hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia
These conditions are often congenital but they are aggravated by a diet too rich in fats and by excessive consumption of alcohol. Cholesterol is the combination of several constituents, including HDL cholesterol, also called “the good cholesterol,” and LDL, also called “the bad cholesterol.”
F – Hypertension
Hypertension increases the pressure on artery walls, thus promoting the deterioration of these arterial walls and the formation of atheromatous plaque.
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