“It’s hard to believe what you can’t see.” This quote stands true in every aspect of our lives. People only tend to go to a doctor when they have a physical ailment or get tested for disorders only as symptoms arise. 

This is where diseases like Cardiovascular disorders or, in simple terms, heart problems crop up.

With the lifestyle we’re leading, where smoking, drinking, and eating out has become customary, it’s tough to keep diseases at bay. One such condition is known as Atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is nothing but thickening or hardening of the arteries. It is caused by a buildup of plaque in the inner lining of an artery. Now you might be wondering what causes or forms this plaque? This plaque is nothing but a collection of fat molecules derived from the high fat/ junk diet we consume. Not only that but smoking and alcohol are major risk factors of this condition.

What happens next?

After the plaque is formed, the artery starts shrinking in size and becomes narrow, leading to less blood flow and oxygen to the heart.

These blockages are the main reason for a heart attack to occur, which is majorly life-threatening. 

What will you experience?

After the plaque is formed, the artery starts shrinking in size and becomes narrow, leading to less blood flow and oxygen to the heart.

These blockages are the main reason for a heart attack to occur, which is majorly life-threatening.

What will you experience?

While the symptoms can we varied, a person with Atherosclerosis may experience:

  • Sudden left-sided chest pain which goes down the arm
  • Excessive sweating
  • Heaviness in chest
  • Difficulty in breathing which may lead to unconsciousness

If you experience any such symptoms, rush to the nearest hospital and consult a doctor immediately.

What can you do about it?

Major lifestyle modifications are necessary, such as:

  • Avoiding Smoking
  • Avoiding Drinking alcohol
  • Eating healthy with a high intake of fiber, protein, etc.
  • Avoiding high-fat junk diets
  • Regular (three monthly) monitoring of lipid (fat) levels.

How can we help you?

Our team at EA Laboratories is just a call away. You can book Basic and Advanced Lipid Profiles at our laboratory at affordable rates. You can either walk in at our laboratory located at Westface, Thaltej, Ahmedabad, or you can call us for a home collection at the number given on our website.

There’s nothing more important than good health, and if a minor test can ensure that, it’s crucial to get yourself tested.

Stay healthy!

Dr. Niharika Patel, MBBS

EA Laboratories