6 Signs Of Clogged Arteries

Although most people don’t think of their arteries daily, they play a vital role in supplying oxygenated blood to every part of our bodies. Clogged arteries will ruin proper blood circulation and can cause coronary artery disease, strokes, and even heart attacks.

Most people do not know there is a problem with their arteries until it’s too late. Fortunately, there are warning signs our bodies will send us to avoid more severe complications.

Dizziness and Fatigue

This can be linked to various minor health issues; however, any dizziness or fatigue may be caused by a lack of oxygen in your body and therefore, should be consulted by a doctor immediately.

Lower Back Pain

Frequently associated with physical strain, lower back pain may also reveal low blood oxygen levels, which can cause bulged or slipped discs.

Chest Pain or Angina

Often described as acute pain, burning sensation, lack of feeling, or even tension in the chest. Additionally, angina has been linked to a lack of oxygen in our hearts. This pressing issue needs to be screened by a medical professional.

Sore Calves

Unless you have experienced a strain or physical injury, pain, or tightness in the calves can reveal inefficient oxygen delivery to your legs and must be checked by a doctor using ultrasound.

Legs or Feet Fatigue

Commonly assumed to be from the physical assertion, tired legs, and feet may be linked to PAD (peripheral artery disease) and, if left unchecked, can develop severe complications that can lead to amputation.

Jaw Strain

This can be a serious sign of poor heart health or lack of blood flow through the vagus nerve, which connects our jaw, head, and neck directly to our heart.

While most of these signs may be linked to lesser issues, having a medical professional, double-check any one or more of these symptoms early on can help us avoid more future severe medical emergencies. Contact your doctor, stay informed, and feel safe and healthy, rather than sorry!