Common Signs Of Clogged Arteries

As I’ve previously noted here on this blog one of the best methods for increasing longevity is to simply look to the leading causes of death in America and see which items on the list you can lower your risk profile for. Considering heart disease is number one on the list I though it might be worth listing off the common signs of clogged arteries to alert you to potential health complications down the road which may hinder your ability to live a longer life.

Just posted the Often Overlooked Blocked Artery Symptoms.

Signs Of Clogged Arteries

First of all, do you know what the common signs and symptoms of clogged arteries are? The most common are fairly easy to remember and most children could probably recite them. Chest pain, tingling in the arm or shoulder, lightheadedness, fatigue and lethargy are some very well known symptoms.

How about some of the lesser known signs of clogged arteries such as dizziness, heart palpitations, nausea, sweating, loss of vision on one side, limb mobility issues, slurring of words, slow healing of foot or ankle injuries, gangrene, cold feet, leg pain, and shortness of breath.

For some reason or another women in particular don’t often follow the classic and well known symptoms of heart attacks so knowing many of these lesser known symptoms of artery blockages may be very important.

Causes And Prevention Of Blocked Arteries

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Many of these symptoms are obvious and others aren't so obvious but they all point to one main culprit which tends to be an underlying element of all blocked artery symptoms - cholesterol. Excess cholesterol is one of the main causes of blocked arteries and taking steps to decrease cholesterol in your blood stream is an effective way to treat these symptoms.

See this post cholesterol for advice on what steps to take to lower your LDL cholesterol levels naturally and help unclog arteries.

Seeing your physician is the best thing you can do if you are experiencing these artery blockage symptoms but you should also take steps on your own to lower cholesterol naturally. After all if you are experiencing any of these symptoms then you need top take action sooner than later.

I have numerous posts on this blog on the topic of reducing cholesterol levels and managing plaque buildup in the arteries but a more comprehensive plan is usually helpful. There are a number of books on the subject but one plan I recommend is an ebook which explains exactly how to lower cholesterol by eating the right foods.  You can read more about it on my post: How To Lower LDL Cholesterol With Your Diet.

Alternatively I invite you to see this recent post on this blog on natural treatments for clogged arteries. If it helps you I'd love it if you left a comment or shared the post with your network.

Preventing Blocked Arteries From Happening

Now I also wanted to put out there that simply waiting until you experience these symptoms of artery blockages is simply unacceptable as a means of prevention and I would assume anyone reading this blog would understand that as well. Some early things you can do to detect artery blockages would be to simply have your lipids tested regularly. Make sure your choleterol levels are in a safe range; make sure you are in a normal blood sugar range, and make sure your blood pressure is under control.

As many of you already know most of these issues can be addressed very generally by doing two simple things. Eat less food and mostly foods which are unprocessed and get more active. You don’t have to work out for two hours every day either. Simply doing little things every day that keep you active such as walking around the block or taking a few laps in the pool before you veg in the hot tub can go a long way towards helping to prevent arterial plaque buildup due to physical inactivity. It’s not just any one thing that is the secret, it’s about doing lots of little things throughout your day that add up.

If you really want to know how to live long you have to wake up to the fact that small incremental progress in minimizing risks for diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and all others is how it’s done… and as a last resort know these signs of artery blockages as this is the number one way that American’s cut their lives short.

To conclude I wanted to share with you this academic clip via YouTube on what happens when arteries become clogged. Seeing it from the inside really brings it all home if you ask me.

Clogged Arteries In The Heart

Click here to read more about lowering cholesterol naturally by eating more of the right foods and avoiding more of the bad foods. Your heart will thank you.

Leading Causes of Death

Heart Disease is easily the leading cause of death in America. One of the major contributors to heart disease is cholesterol. See the following posts for more on lowering your risk for heart disease:

How To Lower LDL Cholesterol Levels Naturally

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