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When my dad recently went for a blood test, the doctor told him that he has high cholesterol. The results of another test had shown he has high blood pressure, two factors that contribute to clogged arteries
Arteries are the blood vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood from our hearts to the rest of the body. They are normally strong and elastic but progressive clogging of arteries (atherosclerosis) is a serious condition and major factor of cardiovascular diseases, including strokes, heart attacks and peripheral vascular disease.
About 600,000 die every year in the U.S. as a result of cardiovascular disease, which makes it the leading cause of death, as well as being known as a silent killer since there are no symptoms until the problem becomes more serious.
Symptoms of clogged arteries:
The type of arteries clogged determines the symptoms.
Carotid artery disease is a condition of clogged arteries in the brain, which happens when plaque blocks or narrows the carotid arteries, and there may also be signs of a stroke present. Symptoms include sudden weakness, breathing problems, severe headaches, confusion, blurry vision, loss of consciousness, paralysis, trouble with speech, trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance and coordination and unexplained falls.