People believe the common misconception that blocked arteries are only a problem for older people. But in many cases, by the time we reach our 20s, we already have blockages in our arteries. That’s why many people affected by this disease don’t realize what’s going on until it’s too late. It’s important to know the signs and be on the lookout so you can recognize the disease.
We care about our readers, so we’ve compiled a list of the 7 most common signs of blocked arteries.
Here are some of the most common factors that contribute to poor circulation:
A sedentary lifestyle
Improper diet (fast food, trans fats and lots of refined sugars)
The importance of good circulation:
Every organ in the body needs to get the right amount of blood and all the nutrients the blood carries in order to function properly. If this process slows down in any way, it can lead to organ failure, and if some of your vital organs fail, such as your heart or brain, you can imagine the consequences.
Do you feel pain in your legs? Do you have cramps all the time? Do you feel tired all the time?
You may be suffering from peripheral artery disease:
But did you know that peripheral artery disease is often misdiagnosed because its symptoms are easily confused with those of many other health problems, and often doctors fail to diagnose it in a timely manner.
What are the most common symptoms?
Pain and soreness in the legs
Numbness in the legs
Wounds heal more slowly than usual
Loss of hair on the legs
We should know that sometimes the symptoms are so mild that they are barely noticeable, so it is always better if you prevent the problem.
Prevention and Treatment
Here are our top 3 tips when it comes to prevention and treatment:
Be more physically active.
Consume more fruits and vegetables
Avoid alcohol and quit smoking.
When it comes to your diet, you should start consuming more ginger and garlic. You can benefit from vitamin E significantly, so eat more almonds, sunflower seeds and Brazil nuts. Increase levels of antioxidants, beta-carotene, selenium and vitamin C, D and E. Do you know what you need to do right?