Do you ever wonder “How do I know if I have clogged arteries?” Well, clogged arteries can be fatal so here are 8 signs of clogged arteries for you to take an early action!
Visual Stimulation of Your Arteries
Imagine driving through a tunnel on a sunny day, its Sunday. The tunnel road is all clear, you can cross it without any problem. Its Monday, there are workers who are altering the tunnel. Now it’s difficult for the traffic to cross through it. Now, it’s Tuesday. The workers are working on the tunnel and there’s an obstruction in the middle of the road. Can the traffic pass through it now? No, they can’t even move.
In this simulation, the tunnel is your arteries; Traffic is the blood; Workers- Food and habits that are creating an obstruction for the blood to flow. When this obstruction becomes large enough, then it becomes a really bad problem and can even lead to heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular diseases.
When your arteries are blocked by more than 70%, the buildup of arterial plaque makes blood difficult to flow. Your body is trying to tell you something about these blocked arteries when you see the below symptoms.
1. Chest Pain
Also called Agina, This may be caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. Plaque gets accumulated in the arteries leading to the heart.
2. Shortness of Breath
Do you feel tired or feel shortness of breath even after small activities? This could be because of artery blockage by the plague. Do not sit for a longer duration of time. Be active and do at least 15-20 minutes of medium intensity exercise daily.
Feeling like your heart is beating too fast? You can feel this in your chest, neck or throat. Though they aren’t harmful or serious and goes away after some time. But if this irregularity is regularly happening then you should visit your doctor.
4. Weakness or Dizziness
Heart blockage can cause a feeling of weakness since enough blood is not pumped to your heart properly. You can also feel dizzy.
Sweating more than usual after light activity can be an indicator of blocked arteries.
6. Leg pain
Chronic pain in legs can be a cause of artery blockage. It can be due to Peripheral Artery Disease.
7. Delayed healing
The delayed healing process of your body, especially in the feet is due to Peripheral Artery Disease. This can be a serious indicator of blocked activity. The inability to move an arm or a leg can be due to improper pumping blood to the muscles.
It’s a medical condition when body tissues die. Fingers, toes, and limbs are most often affected, but gangrene can also occur inside the body, damaging organs and muscles.