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What Are The Signs Of Clogged Arteries
Depends on where: Since clogged arteries can occur in many places in the body, symptoms will depend on which arteries are clogged. If they're in the heart a person may feel chest pain and have a heart attack. If they're in the leg, there may be pain in the calves while walking. Clogged arteries in the neck or brain can lead to a stroke. If the artery to an organ gets clogged it can lead to failure of that organ. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis is the most common disease in 1st world countries & results in loss of blood supply, heart attack, stroke, etc. body wide. It is within the walls of arteries, without symptoms until plaques rupture releasing debris & inducing blood clots. ↑ed age, LDL-particles, blood glucose &/or pressure, ↓ HDL & smoking All ↑ incidence of events. Optimizing changeable ...Read more
Usually pain: A clogged artery in the heart prevents oxygen from being delivered to the heart muscle. This will cause pain especially when the heart is being stressed as during exercise or in cold weather. The pain is usually experienced as squeezing or pressure and can be present in the chest, neck, back, or arm. A person may also get sweaty and feel short of breath. ...Read more
Definition and signs: Atherosclerosis is hardening of the arteries (they carry the healthy, oxygenated blood to the tissues) due to calcification, or buildup of stuff (cholesterol, etc.) that narrows the vessel lining. This does not mean you have pad as that is when there are symptoms due to the narrowing. Atherosclerosis is a change in the structure, pad is when the function changes for the worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carotid Stenosis: Signs of Carotid Artery Stenosis are Bruit, TIA or Stroke. The symptoms of a TiA may include sudden weakness or numbness in the face or limbs, often on just one side of the body, inability to move one or more of your limbs, trouble speaking or understanding speech, sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, dizziness or loss of balance, sudden, severe headache with no known cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Depends on the location. In the legs it can be pain with walking or at night with the legs elevated, and feel like burning. In the heart it can be chest, shoulder or jaw ache, or atypical symptoms like nausea or no pain at all. In the abdomen could be pain after eating or nausea. Other areas (hands, brain, eyes etc) also have different symptoms. ...Read more
Varied: it depends on the artery distribution. If arteries to the heart are affected patients can have chest pain or a heart attack. Arteries to the brain may or may not have symptoms but mini strokes and full strokes can occur. Build up in arteries to the legs lead to problems with walking and wound development. ...Read more
No direct symptoms: Atherosclerosis cannot be detected by direct symptoms. Narrowing of arteries diminishes blood supply and oxygen reaching tissues and this creates symptoms relating to tissue damage or death of tissue and sometimes of the host. Plaques can also break off, travel thru the blood vessels and clog up some area which will die. ...Read more
Heart Block: The term heart block does not relate to blockages in the arteries of the heart, but to block in the flow of electrical current in the electrical conducting system of the heart. Heart block results in slow heart beats, which may give rise to severe dizziness or syncope (passing out). But heart block is not the usual cause of dizziness, which has many other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol build-up: Early atherosclerosis may not have symptoms. It's when it becomes severe that it does. Example, in the heart can cause chest pain, sob, nausea, vomiting, etc. In the brain it may cause stroke or ministrokes. This can be weakness, garbled speech, parasthesia, or difficulty walking. In the kidneys it may cause kidney disease which there is no pain . In the extremities it may cause pain with walking. ...Read more
Can vary: Classic symptoms are chest tightness with shortness of breathe with exertion.Pts have sweating , nausea, and have left arm pain. Pts may also have jaw pain. The symptoms resolve with rest.However most pts dont have such clasic symptoms.Diabetics may have no symptoms at all and they are among the highest risk group.Women tend to have atypical symptoms too.If your concerned w/ risk factors see ur dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electrical block?: This answer applies to electrical block which is different than an arterial block. There are many different types of "heart block" with vast ranging significance. Because of that the symptoms are widely varied. While some result in no symptoms others may result in fainting, fatigue or difficulty breathing with exertion. An ECG should help to differentiate the specific type of heart block. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis : None until its far advanced.Get a more detailed answer ›
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
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