Here Are 5 Warning Signs You Have Blocked Arteries – How to Prevent and Treat
As many of you may already know, a poor blood flow is not a good thing and can be caused by many things but it can also be a sign of clogged arteries, which is a serious health problem.
Clogged arteries can be life-threatening so it’s crucial that you recognize this condition in time and do something before it’s too late.
Every organ in the body needs to receive the proper amount of blood and all the nutrients that blood carries along in order to function properly. If this process is somehow slowed down it can lead to organ failure and if some of your vital organs fail, like the heart or the brain, you can imagine the consequences.
Poor circulation can be caused by a number of things, from diabetes to low blood pressure and cardiovascular problems. Here are some of the most common factors that contribute to poor circulation:
Unhealthy diet (fast food, trans fats and lots of refined sugars
Do you feel pain in your legs? Are you having cramps all the time? Do you feel constantly tired?
You might be suffering from PAD or peripheral artery disease.
But did you know that PAD is frequently misdiagnosed because its symptoms can easily be confused with symptoms of many other health problems and often physicians fail to diagnose it in time. And here’s the real problem, PAD can have serious consequences which is why it’s important that you diagnose it in time and do something to fix the condition.
PAD is a result of arterial plaque build up or atherosclerosis. As the years go by and the person suffering from atherosclerosis doesn’t do anything about it, the arterial plaque starts to harden, your arteries constrict and your body starts to choke. The most affected body part are the legs, or the arteries that go through your lower extremities.
What are the most common symptoms?
1. Cramping and leg pain
2. Leg numbness
3. Shiny skin
4. Wounds healing slower than usually
5. Leg hair loss
How to Prevent and Treat Atherosclerosis:
1. Be more physically active
2. Follow a plant-based diet
3. Avoid smoking and drinking
4. Add ginger and garlic to your daily diet
5. Opt for foods rich in vitamin E like sunflower seeds, almonds, and Brazil nuts
6. Get more antioxidants from your diet by eating organic foods and veggies