Signs Of Clogged Arteries In Women

Do you know what the most common signs of clogged arteries in women are? Many of the signs and symptoms of blocked arteries in women are different than they are in men. The warning signs may overlap some but many women simply fail to recognize these signs because they do not initially scream heart disease. Even still they are quite serious and all men and women should know them so that getting help is still possible.

What Are The Signs Of Clogged Arteries In Women

Unlike men the initial symptoms of clogged arteries are a little more subtle. Here is a quick list of symptoms for you to review. Individually many of these symptoms may be inconsequential but when experienced as a group may be quite troubling. Make sure you see your doctor immediately for a thorough examination. Only your doctor can correctly diagnose your current state of health.

And if you want to take a stand against heart problems such as high cholesterol and blood pressure then make sure to start exercising more, eating better foods, and consider following a program designed by a medical professional. This guide (aff) by licensed nutritionist Lisa Nelson, RD titled Heart Health Made Easy (aff) is an excellent tool in your arsenal. Check it out.

Common Signs Of Clogged Arteries

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  • Angina is the most common sign of clogged arteries. Angina is pain in the chest, shoulders, arm or neck. Sometimes the pain is more of a tightness or a feeling of heaviness. If you are experiencing this then make sure to see your doctor immediately. For more on Angina see this resource.
  • Shortness of Breath is another common symptom of blocked arteries. When arteries are clogged or blocked circulation can be limited leading to this feeling. When felt in conjunction with angina this can be a significant warning sign.
  • Cold sweats or simply sweating may be another warning sign.
  • Feeling of nausea, indigestion, or vomiting may be a warning sign for blocked arteries.
  • Irregular heart beat or increased speed of heart beats.
  • Dizziness or a feeling of lightheadedness is another common sign of clogged arteries.

Women in particular often feel fatigue, shortness of breath, and dizziness, often up to a month prior to heart attacks. This is not always the case but when these signs and symptoms arise they should be reported to a physician for professional care. As always medical doctors are your best defense against a worsening condition.

Preventing Heart Disease And Living Longer
Unfortunately many women simply do not recognize the early signs of clogged arteries. Many of the symptoms start earlier before heart attacks occur and build up slowly over time. As such many women simply do not notice the warning symptoms and do not get treated before they worsen.

In America heart disease is very prevalent and many of our lifestyle choices tend to increase the odds that we will develop heart disease at some time. The expected life span of many women can easily be increased if we can simply prevent clogged arteries in the first place but in the mean time simply noticing the early signs of clogged arteries in women and in men can help significantly in increasing healthy years of one’s life.

If you haven’t yet read it, I’d invite you to head over and read my piece on how to live longer. Many of the ways noted in that article can help with preventing clogged arteries and can help with giving you a higher quality of life as well.  I also recently published a post on natural treatments for clogged arteries which I invite you to read and share with your network of friends and family.

Recommended Reading
Heart Health Made Easy (aff) - A guide to help you lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

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