Hardening of the arteries.
Hardening of the arteries also known as atherosclerosis is the condition in the body where the arteries become hard and clogged with plaque. The most common symptoms of hardening of the arteries is chest pain and shortness of breath. Unfortunately these symptoms occur in the later stages of the disease.
Having a heart attack or stroke is the final stage of clogged arteries. overtime plaque buildup restricts the amount of oxygen to the heart and can lead to numbness in the arms and legs. Additionally pieces of plaque could break off and find their way to the brain and create a stroke.
Once the problem is identified you can take steps to reduce arterial plaque buildup. By making changes in diet' exercise, and cholesterol levels can be lowered.
The first signs.
The first signs of artery blockage are generally fatigue and shortness of breath. now of course there are other things that can cause these symptoms. Like for example bronchitis. Still it's really a good idea to go see your doctor and get this checked out. Heart disease is still the number one killer. Most people have a form of heart disease.