Arteries carry blood throughout our body. They carry blood to each and every part of our body from the brain to the tip of our toes. Bloods easily flows from healthy and unclogged arteries, but in some cases our arteries get blocked because of plague build up.
The plague accumulates on the arteries inner walls as a result of which the arteries get harden up and narrow. This blockage badly hampers the blood flow in our body. Clogged arteries increase the chances of a stroke, a heart attack leading to death sometimes.
This blockage of arteries may result because of high deposit of bad cholesterol in the body, high blood pressure and severe smoking. No matter in whichever age group you are, it is very important to be aware of the serious consequences which may arise due to blockage of the arteries. When clogged arteries affect the flow of blood in the body, a person may feel the following symptoms:
Major Symptoms Of Clogged Arteries
This is one of the first and foremost symptoms you can notice in a person suffering from clogged arteries. The person may feel like angina (squeezing pain), heaviness, pressure, aching, burning or discomfort near the heart or in the center area.
The pain can even radiate to the person’s back, shoulders, arms or jaw. The chest pain is activity related this means the pain and pressure get worse while doing activities and goes away when the person takes rest.
Fatigue Or Shortness Of Breathing
You will begin to notice that the person suffering from clogged arteries would get short of breathing easily or he may find it a bit difficult to breathe, this indicates the blockage of the arteries or the blood vessels.
A person suffering from clogged arteries will experience shortness of air flow. In other words, the person’s heart either beats too fast or start skipping beats.
In some cases, the heart suddenly stops beating and this leads to sudden cardiac arrest. In such a situation, the person dies if he is not treated immediately.
Person starts feeling weak and dizzy if his arteries are blocked. Weakness and dizziness is also accompanied by light-headedness, vomiting and even severe sweating.
Pain Or Discomfort In The Upper Body
You will notice that a person suffering from artery blockage may experience pain in some of the upper body parts including shoulders, arms, neck, jaw and back.
If such kind of pain persists for a longer time, it will be advisable to see a doctor immediately as such symptoms may also lead to a mild stroke or a heart attack.
Insomnia Or Lack Of Sleep
Poor sleep or insomnia is one of the common symptoms you can find in a person suffering from artery blockage. They cannot sleep properly at night due to uneasiness.
Clogged Arteries Symptoms Which May Lead To Stroke
Some of the clogged arteries symptoms like weakness, loss of body balance, unable to move any one side of the body, slurring of words, difficult to swallow things, headache, and dizziness may result in a stroke. Consulting a doctor is recommended in such cases.
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