Arteriosclerosis develops over a period of years and even decades

The following risk factors encourage arteriosclerosis:

  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Unfavourable blood lipid levels
  • Unhealthy diet and overweight
  • Diabetes
  • Lack of exercise
  • Stress

Age and hereditary predisposition are regarded as factors beyond our control. These factors apart, all other risks can be favourably influenced by a healthy lifestyle (balanced diet, regular exercise, plenty of relaxation and stopping smoking).