Atherosclerosis is a condition in which there is a deposition of fat on the inner lining of arteries. Arteries are blood vessels carrying oxygenated blood from the heart to other parts of the body.
Advanced atherosclerosis leads to build up of cholesterol and calcium on the fatty layer. This leads to hardening of the artery and narrowing of the arterial diameter leading to the decreased blood supply to the organ that the artery is supplying.
Research has proven that consumption of omega-3 oils from fatty fish or plant oils such as flax or canola oils, exercising and losing weight, stopping smoking, reducing stress have been proved to decrease the incidence of the disease in the majority of the cases.
Homeopathy has a great scope in the treatment of atherosclerosis.It can arrest the progress of the disease and prevent untoward happenings like heart attack, paralysis, reduced blood supply to extremities which is known as claudication and death.