Blocked Arteries Symptoms

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.

Blocked Coronary Arteries Symptoms - The Heart

Heart disease is the most common cause of blocked coronary arteries. This causes angina, also known as chest pain.

Symptoms of blocked coronary arteries include:

  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Difficulty or heaviness in breathing
  • Pain that spreads out to the neck, arms and/or the back.
  • Bad or severe heartburn

Blocked Arteries Symptoms - The Brain

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:

  • Tingling or numbness in hands, feet or one side of your body
  • Temporary loss of vision, hearing, sight, speech or other nervous functions
  • Dizziness, fainting spells, or trouble walking
  • Temporary weakness or loss of movement in limbs in one side of your body or face.
  • Temporary loss of consciousness

Blocked Arteries Symptoms - The Hands and Feet

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:

  • Cold hands or feet
  • Pain in the lower leg
  • Cramping in the calves
  • Fatigue in the hands and feet
  • Fatigue in the buttock

pharmacist tom's na;tural remedies recommendation

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.

  • Look into quitting smoking.

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Revised: January 5, 2010