May 19, 2024, 09:40 AM IST

8 habits that lead to clogged arteries

Pravrajya Suruchi

Unhealthy Diet: A diet high in saturated and trans fats, processed foods, added sugar, and excessive salt can promote plaque buildup in arteries.

Smoking: Smoking damages the inner lining of your arteries, making them more susceptible to plaque buildup.

Physical Inactivity: Lack of exercise reduces your body's ability to manage cholesterol levels and increases bad LDL cholesterol.

Obesity and Overweight: Carrying excess weight, especially around the waist, is a significant risk factor for clogged arteries. 

Uncontrolled Diabetes: Over time, high blood sugar can damage blood vessels and contribute to plaque buildup.

High Blood Pressure: Chronically high blood pressure puts stress on your arteries and can damage their inner lining, accelerating plaque buildup.

Stress: Chronic stress can elevate blood pressure, increase inflammation, and contribute to unhealthy lifestyle choices like overeating.

Family History: If you have a family history of heart disease, you are at a higher risk of developing clogged arteries.

Disclaimer: This content including advice gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion