One of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases is atherosclerosis. It’s a kind of progressive clogging of the arteries.
These are our blood vessels that need to transport oxygen-rich blood from our heart to the rest of our body. Normally, they should be elastic, flexible, and strong.
Cardiovascular disease includes heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease. It doesn’t show symptoms often and is considered to be a silent killer.
If the arteries are clogged, the symptoms can depend on the type:
Coronary arteries: coronary heart disease, when the heart muscle can’t be supplied with a sufficient amount of blood. The main symptoms are pain in the chest, angina, pressure in the neck, shoulders, back, arms or jaw, heartbeat or shortness of breath.
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