Arteriosclerosis is the thickening, hardening and loss of elasticity of the walls of arteries. This process gradually restricts blood supply to organs and tissues and can lead to serious health risks caused by atherosclerosis, a specific form of arteriosclerosis caused by the accumulation of fatty plaques, cholesterol and some other substances in and on the artery walls. It can be caused by smoking, a poor diet or many genetic factors.
Atherosclerosis is the primary cause of coronary artery disease (CAD) and stroke, with multiple genetic and environmental factors. Genetic-epidemiological studies have identified a surprisingly long list of genetic and non-genetic risk factors for CAD. However, such studies indicate that family history is the most important independent risk factor.
BeterKliniek is the clinic for Integrative Medicine that bridges regular and non-regular medicine.
An van Veen (physician) and Michael van Gils (therapist) look for the cause of a condition or disease. That is where the treatment starts otherwise, as people often say, it is 'carrying water to the sea'. We call this cause medicine. Sometimes it is also desirable to treat the symptoms (at the same time). We call this symptom medicine.
Chronic disorders often have their cause in epi- genetics. You can schedule a free informative telephone consultation (phone number 040-7117337 until 1 p.m.) at BeterKliniek to discuss your symptoms so that we can provide you with further advice.