It is obstruction to flow of blood in the vessels - arteries and veins. It includes calcium, fat, cholesterol, cellular waste and fibrin which cause the obstruction. In response to the plaque build-up, cells in the artery walls multiply and secrete additional substances that can worsen the state of clogged blood vessels
HOW IS BLOCKED BLOOD VESSELS DIAGNOSED?
A cardiologist diagnoses the block in the blood vessels by conducting the following tests:
4. Stress test
HOW IS BLOCKED BLOOD VESSELS TREATED?
It is treated by various methods depending on the severity. Initially reducing the risk factors and medications are used. Surgeries like angioplasty where the blood vessel is stented is done to ease the blood flow. Also a bypass is done in extreme cases
DID YOU KNOW?
Avoiding tobacco and processed foods will help reduce the chances of having a blocked blood vessel