How did I get carotid occlusive disease?
Your arteries most likely became narrowed or blocked due to the buildup of atherosclerotic plaque in your blood vessels. That plaque buildup often occurs as a result of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, smoking, or obesity. Carotid occlusive disease also has a family component, so having a family history of stroke increases your own risk of having carotid stenosis or carotid occlusion. Find out more about Carotid Occlusive Disease.
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