Here Are 7 Warning Signs You Have Blocked Arteries

Do you know having healthy heart and active brain will make you live longer? And the health of these crucial organs in our body begins with arteries. If the blood circulation is poor in the arteries then they often results in blocked or clogged arteries which lead us to experience sudden heart attacks.

Each year more than 70,000 people suffer a heart attack and more than 40,000 people die of coronary heart disease. Taking medication after knowing the disease and health condition is not only the thing we can do to protect ourselves from heart attack.

We can even protect our heart by detecting the early symptoms shown by our body.  This can lead to changes in lifestyle and medical therapies that can lead to delay the onset of heart attacks.

Have a look on those 7 early signs you should look immediately just to confirm whether you have blocked arteries or not.

1. Lower Back Pain


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You may associate with bad mattresses, but you should pay attention if that pain is coming from your lower back. Lower back pain occurs often due to less flow of blood in those parts of your body and causes disks between your vertebrae to ache.

And a reduced amount of blood flow is often from blocked arteries. Before you ignore your pain, make sure you to notice other symptoms as well.

2. Erectile Dysfunction


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In many cases, erectile dysfunction is the early signs for clogged arteries. When blood flow to the penis is reduced, results in sexual dysfunction.

According to recent studies, they found that screening men with erectile dysfunction for heart disease could prevent a million heart attacks or strokes over next 20 years.

3. Shortness Of Breath


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Shortness of breath would be considered as less specific sign of clogged arteries. You might experience shortness of breath, especially after working out or walking up some stairs.

However, if you experience shortness of breath even when you are in relaxed position then it is considered as a warning sign of blocked arteries. You have to reach out to your doctor immediately for better treatment.

4. Fatigue And Dizziness


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Poor blood flow in our body will also result in reduced oxygen flow to all the parts of your body. This leads us to experience fatigue and dizziness, especially in women.

5. Stroke


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When plaque accumulates in the arteries leading to brain will result in narrowing the flow of blood and reduces the flow of oxygen towards brain. When the brain doesn’t receive enough amount of oxygen then they tend to die and causes stroke.

6. Chest Pain


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Pain in your chest is never something to ignore, but it’s not always from the same condition. Poor blood circulation to the heart felt as pressure, tightness, squeezing and burning sensation in the heart and results in chest pain.

7. Painful Numb, Cold Hands And Feet


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It’s natural for your joints to ache, more as you age. But if you’re noticing gradual increase of pain in your hands hip, calves and thighs when you walk, and discomfort in your legs and chill in your feet, then note that this happens due to the formation of plaque in arteries.


Since blockage of arteries in one area can indicate systemic damage, medications that treat isolated symptoms may not be an effective way to treat the underlying problems. According to studies, the most powerful prescription may not hide in pills, but rather in our plates. Consuming a plant-based diet free of cholesterol and low in fat has resulted in decreasing the arterial blockages and improves blood flow in our body.


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