“Will I get a heart attack or stroke at some point?” “Does my brain slowly but surely break down?” “What is the outlook for my overall health?”
This or a similar experience is what those affected with arteriosclerosis report.
In the case of arteriosclerosis, the so-called hardening of the arteries is caused by inflamed cells, blood fat, blood clots, calcium and other substances that are deposited on the vessel walls. Due to the narrowed diameter, the blood flows more slowly, which can lead to thrombosis — causing a blood clot that clogs a vessel. The dreaded complication is that healthy cells die due to lack of oxygen, resulting in pulmonary embolism or stroke.
A person with arteriosclerosis almost never notices this gradual process subjectively at first.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on arteriosclerosis?