Blocked Arteries Symptoms Are Signs of a Circulation Problem
Arteries carry blood to every parts of our body. Over time, they may be blocked by fatty deposits of cholesterol thus reducing blood flow to theaffected areas.
While any artery can eventually become blocked, the three most common groups are listed below along with some of their symptoms.
Symptoms of blocked coronary arteries include:
Blocked arteries in the brain reduces the amount of blood going there. The medical term is transient ischemic attacks (TIA's), a temporary loss of neurologic (brain cell) function due to insufficient blood flow to a part of the brain. The symptoms are similar to stroke. It happens suddenly and it usually resolves itself in 24 hours or less.
When this happens, it can cause:
This is also known as peripheral artery disease. Blood flow is reduced to hands, feet, stomach, kidneys other parts of the body. It may also be referred to as intermittent claudication if it affects the leg and that the symptoms go away when you rest.
Common symptoms include:
If you think you could be suffering from blocked arteries, it's not too late to prevent it from getting worst.
Get your cholesterol checked to make sure it's not high.
Make sure you don't suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes.
Look into quitting smoking.
References& American Heart and Stroke Foundation
Revised: January 5, 2010