Arteriosclerosis - Injuries by type of artery

Lack of oxygen in Iridology

There is a famous aphorism in medicine that says that "man is the age of your arteries." What we want to point out is that the arteries are elastic and soft when we are young, over the years become stiff and hard.

Atherosclerosis is the most common disease of the arteries. It consists of a degenerative pathologic alteration of its walls, which not only affects them but threatening blood circulatory function and, therefore, nutrition, oxygenation and functional activity of various tissues and organs of our body.

Atherosclerosis is typical of the elderly and has a great influence on the phenomena of old age, and in the length of human life. However, it is becoming more common at younger ages as iridology and statistics and what we say.

The arteries during youth have the ability to expand and contract, adapting to the demands of the blood circulation can vary according to the functional activity of organs and tissues. However, senile age arteries that have lost elastic capacity, therefore, can not expand or shrink according to the functional needs of the tissue activity.

This is not difficult to understand, the flexibility that young people have not only in their arteries, but in your joints, is lost, and eventually takes over the rigidity of people.

Arteriosclerosis and hypertension

It is believed that atherosclerosis and hypertension go hand in hand, meaning that there is a causal relationship between them. However, arteriosclerosis pressure can occur with normal or even with hypotension. However, in later life does seem to be inseparable.

Learn to distinguish what the real cause of hypertension is very important to treat hypertension because it is not associated with atherosclerosis prognosis is less inexorable than pathogenetic originates in atherosclerotic process as this by own nature is almost unchangeable because it involves deep structural alterations of the arterial walls.

Sclerotic artery lesions

Major injuries may present an artery are:

Fat and mucoid degeneration that destroys elastic and connective fibers in the arterial wall.

Proliferation of fibrous connective tissue that causes a thickening and hardening (sclerosis) to the arterial wall.

Softening atheromatous (atheroma) located in sclerosed and degenerated areas of the lining of the vessels. This produces a transformation of the vascular walls in a soft mass, called yellow atheromatous gruel.

Calcification, i.e., calcium salts deposit in the thickness of the tunica intima and media sclerosed and degenerated in the form of hard plates, which occur in the artery greater consistency and rigidity.

Arteriosclerosis by type of artery

Not all is sclerose arteries as quickly. According to studies for many years the most commonly injured arteries in descending order are: the aorta, the splenic (spleen), the femoral and iliac arteries (lower extremity), coronary arteries (heart wall), cerebral arteries, the uterine arteries, etc..

Moreover, not all arteries have the same bias.

In larger caliber arteries (aorta, brain basilar artery) degenerative phenomena predominate atheromatous softening and therefore has a tendency to expand (aneurysm) and ulcerate in its internal surface (atheromatous ulcer).

In the medium and small arteries gauge (cerebral arteries, coronary arteries of tissues and organs in general) predominates, however, connective fibrous proliferation, causing a narrowing, reaching nearly complete occlusion of the artery . This condition leads to malnutrition both oxygen and nutrients to vital organs affected, causing a low organic operation.

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