In the United States, almost 400,000 people lose their lives due to CHD (Coronary Heart Disease), and over 700,000 people experience a heart attack every year.
These numbers are very scary and extremely dangerous, which is why everyone has to be more aware of the dangers of clogged arteries and always keep an open eye on its symptoms, especially that most of them are silent. Detecting it early will save your life!
#1 – Erectile dysfunction
Men can be aware of the silent CHD easily, thanks to their built-in warning system. When getting an erection starts to seem hard or impossible, then it could be a clear symptom of clogged arteries located in the pelvis; it happens in expectation of a heart attack.
The average between the onset of ED and the finding of the CHD could be from three to five years, which is enough time to detect any heart issue and to work on preventing them.
#2 – Baldness
Over 37,000 men have been involved in a new study to see if severe baldness in the middle of the head can predict the silent CHD presence at any age… It turned out to be true!
In another study that has been done on over 7,000 people, including 4,000 women, the risk of dying from a heart issue can be doubled because of moderate to severe baldness in both genders.
#3 – Ear Crease
Another silent symptom that is strange, but totally true is the crease in the earlobe. To be more specific, it is a tilted crease that runs from the canal to the earlobe’s lower edge. This crease could be a sign of poor circulation, including the heart arteries.
However, many medical professionals had a debate over the possibility that the crease could be a symptom of aging only. But after using the most sophisticated CT scan, they found out that ear crease is actually another symptom of clogged arteries.
#4 – Calf pain when you walk
Atherosclerosis can affect your leg arteries and block them, which will eventually lead to CHD. If you experienced this symptom then you must do an evaluation immediately, especially if you are a smoker.
The doctor will perform simple measurements of your leg’s blood flow and blood pressure, then examine the pulses in both of your legs in order to confirm the diagnosis of poor circulation.
Heart diseases should be detected early because thankfully, there are many medical and dietary treatments to help solving the issue. Try to decrease the consumption of animal products and add more plant-based foods to your diet.
Start a walking program and your calf pain will reduce within a few weeks. Talk with your doctor about doing a heart disease check-up, and see if you should do it with an exercise stress testing, a coronary calcium CT imaging or an EKG.
#5 – Tight Jaw
Tight jaws are a symptom that happens mostly to women, but of course, men should be aware of it, too.
Pains and aches in the neck and jaw are angina’s common symptoms, according to Harvard Medical School, and that discomfort is a result of poor blood flow to a specific part of the heart. So the pain comes from the Vagus nerve, which is contacting the jaw, neck, left arm, and head.
If your jaw experiences pain, tightens, and discomfort more often, then you have to visit your doctor to see if it is something serious or benign like teeth grinding.
#6 – Lower back pain
Our muscles age with us and cause us pain, especially in the lower back. But it could be more than that!
The Responsible Medicine’s Physicians Community explained that our lower backs are the body’s first part to accumulate plaque. So feeling the pain will be a result of a slow blood flow in that exact area, which could exhaust the disks that shield the vertebrae.
#7 – Smoking habit
Smoking is obviously one of the worst habits that will damage your health completely. So if you want to decrease your chances of getting CHD, then quitting is your best option.
But since stopping such habit comes with a lot of difficulties, it is best to just decrease the number of packets you smoke weekly. Step by step!
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