What Is Plaque Buildup?
Plaque buildup is the fatty deposits and other cells that can build up in the walls of your arteries over time - a progressive disease called atherosclerosis which often starts in early adulthood. One of the major causes of plaque buildup is a high level of bad cholesterol. As plaque continues to build over time, it can actually narrow arteries. Find out more by watching our in-depth video series.
Are you at Increased Risk for Plaque Buildup?
High levels of bad cholesterol are not the only risk factor that can contribute to plaque buildup. Other risk factors, such as diabetes, family history of early heart disease, high blood pressure, age, obesity, and smoking can also play a role. So if you have high cholesterol plus any of these additional risk factors you could be at increased risk for plaque buildup in your arteries compared to someone who has high cholesterol alone.
Make sure you talk to your doctor about all of your risk factors that can contribute to plaque buildup and ask if CRESTOR is right for you. CRESTOR is FDA approved to slow the progression of plaque buildup.
Learn which factors may increase your risk for plaque buildup in arteries