Many people affected by this health problem do not find out what is happening until it is too late. That’s why it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of arterial blockage and see your doctor as soon as possible.
Don’t ignore the 6 most common symptoms of clogged arteries.
- Thigh, calf, thigh pain
If you experience pain in your thighs, calves, or thighs while exercising regularly, this could be a sign of blocked arteries. Symptoms include poor blood flow to your limbs, muscle aches, and leg swelling.
- Chest pain
Chest pain may be due to reduced blood flow to the heart. If you experience tightness, numbness, heaviness, pressure, or burning in your chest, this may be a sign of a blocked artery. See a doctor as soon as possible before the condition worsens, such as a heart attack.
- Deterioration of vision
If you somehow lose sight in one eye, it means you have a blocked artery. See your doctor before you lose your sight completely. In most cases, a complete blockage leads to a stroke.
- Shortness of breath
Many people do not consider shortness of breath to be a serious problem, but it is. People experience this because the heart cannot pump enough blood, which is important for the normal functioning of the body’s organs.
- Cold hands and feet
Cold feet and hands are caused by peripheral artery disease. Be very alert to these symptoms, as the presence of PAD can often indicate a more common arterial disorder in the body that can affect the brain or heart and cause a heart attack.
Although fatigue is not a symptom of coronary artery disease, it is especially common in women. These symptoms may be due to poor blood flow and reduced oxygen supply.