high blood pressure, two factors that contribute to clogged arteries

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When my dad recently went for a blood test, the doctor told him that he has high cholesterol.  The results of another test had shown he has high blood pressure, two factors that contribute to clogged arteries.

Arteries are the blood vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood from our hearts to the rest of the body. They are normally strong and elastic but progressive clogging of arteries (atherosclerosis) is a serious condition and major factor of cardiovascular diseases, including strokes, heart attacks and peripheral vascular disease.