You have probably heard of plaque on your teeth, but your body also has another type of plaque. This is Arterial Plaque that builds up in arteries causes Blocked or Clogged Arteries. This will restrict blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrient-rich blood from your heart to your body's tissues.
What Is Arterial Plaque Made Of?
Arterial Plaque in the arteries is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood that forms deposits in the artery wall. These deposits can narrow the artery and reduce blood flow. This is called atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries." Arterial Plaque can also rupture and create a blood clot at the rupture site, as your body's natural processes try to repair the "injury." The blood clot can cut off blood flow through the artery and starve your body's tissues of oxygen and nutrients. Therefore, Arterial Plaque can be serious: It is the most common cause of a heart attack or stroke.