Let's face it, we should be more worried about heart blockage than our arteries and veins. Inevitably, it will result in a heart attack – at least when over 70% of our artery is blocked (when the symptoms occur.)
You may begin to notice chest pains, a shortness of breath, excessive sweating, dizziness, nausea, fluid in the ankles and abdomen, fatigue and an irregular heartbeat. These symptoms are not noticeable individually, but if you get them one after the other (or at the same time) you should definitely go see your doctor straight away.
You need to act fast. You can also do other things to help yourself.
Vein and artery heart blockage when substances such as cholesterol, fat (both of which are found in junk food) and other products like dead cells build up on the walls of our arteries as plaque. The blood flow is reduced, building pressure until a clot is formed.
Once this happens – heart attack. Or, if the vein or artery is leading to the brain – stroke. Take your pick.
How do you guard against this?
You can not change your age, gender and family history even though they do contribute to your risks of having a heart attack. But there are other factors that you can change.
When you have high cholesterol and you smoke, your chances of developing cardiovascular disease increase by 350%. If you smoke you should definitely quit but passive smoking is also dangerous too.
Exercising is a free and beneficial method of getting your heart to pump blood around your body. It should also smooth out your blood flow lightly.
You can also eat less junk food. Your liver supplies your body with the cholesterol it needs; you do not need to give it more.
Lastly, you can invest in an omega 3 fish oil supplement. The American Heart Association has said that using a fish supplement is good for the health of your heart. It can reduce the risks of a heart attack, strokes or heart disease – and has been proven to.
So there you have it, 4 ways to prevent a vein and artery heart blockage. Do not wait, act now.