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understand the premonition-Carotid Artery Blockage

Updated on August 24, 2011

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Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms is one of the common features occurred during narrowing of carotid arteries by the accumulation of fatty substance and cholesterol deposits. Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms is also referred as carotid artery stenosis. The deposition of fatty substance often leads to the formation of plaque and obstruct the regular blood flow in the heart and brain. Patient presented with Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms sometimes have immediate unfavorable outcome and this is also considered as 3rd leading cause of death in United States.

Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms affects the blood vessels, leading to the head and brain damage. The mechanism of function of brain and heart is almost same; they both need the constant supply of pure oxygenated blood. Two large carotid arteries situated in the front of our neck is responsible for maintaining this blood supply to the brain. Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms occur when there is obstruction of blood flow in carotid artery and thus brain start starving for enough oxygen. This subsequently led to stroke

Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms increases the risk for stroke by different ways like by depositing plaque and narrowing the arteries, by blood clotting in the carotid artery and also by sudden breaking of plaque, and there by blocking small arteries in brain.

Each year, over millions of people around the globe is dying from Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms or stroke. The majority of them are 65 years or above, and it is most common in men than women. Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms are often seen in patients with family history of carotid artery disease. The risk factor is quite same as coronary heart disease. The major risk factors for Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms are increase levels of low-density lipoprotein or LDL cholesterol (usually considered as bad cholesterol) and triglycerides level in the blood, also due to high blood pressure or diabetes, or by some external factors like smoking or bad diet habits, other contributory factors may be obesity, hereditary reason and sedentary lifestyle.

Although there is no prelude of Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms but stroke is the warning signal to tell that there might be plaque in the carotid arteries. If you have sudden ischemic attacks any time, you should always rule out the Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms first. This attack can be indication of small version stroke is also associated with other symptoms like severe headache, feeling dizzy, felling numbness in feet, sudden blackout or paralysis. These symptoms can be transient or last for few hours. It is extremely important to consult your doctor anytime if you have slightest hints of these features.

In most cases, doctors can easily diagnose whether you are developing any kind of Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms during a regular visit. Your doctor may examine you simply by asking about the above mention feature and also by placing a stethoscope over the carotid artery near your neck. Usually patients suffering from Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms always have rushing sound, called a bruit (pronounced "brew-ee"). This is not the confirmatory test to detect whether patient is suffering from Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms. These results are sometimes misleading as doctor can’t hear or miss the carotid sound even in severe disease state.

Most common diagnostic tool to rule out Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms are Doppler ultrasound imaging, where sound waves is use to check the blood flow and measure the thickness of the carotid arteries, or by Magnetic Resonance Imaging, which can easily depict the detailed picture of the arteries in your brain, or by the help of the instrument measures delay of pressure in the arteries of eye , which is an indirect prove of for obstruction in the carotid arteries or by the help of x-ray using dye(contrast), that can help to see the blood vessel directly.

Other than using appropriate medicine like anticoagulant, Carotid Artery Blockage Symptoms can also be treated conservatively by changing the life style. Some rule of the thumbs are by Quit smoking, by controlling high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease, also by limiting the amount of consumption of alcoholic beverages (1 oz of liquor, one 8-oz glass of wine, or two 12-oz glasses of beer per day is recommended guidelines) and definitely by including physical activities every day for about 30 minutes.

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Discard those handy dandy canned food

You might surprise to know, that you don’t need to add or eat extra salt to our food. As most of the salt require daily by our body is easily supplemented by our diet. In terms of evolution, our body is suited to absorb salt. Finally they create lot of problem-especially by raising your blood pressure. Some quick tips top keep healthy is not eating those canned Tuna, canned soup, canned chicken, canned gravy or canned caviar or even olives. They all contain huge amount of salt or sodium. This might be difficult to get rid of such habit, but try each day slowly to improve your heart and health, by not eating any canned food. Truly speaking oil and salt are enemy for your healthy heart, stop giving over time to your heart, let be healthy for long time not long hours in a day.


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