How to know one is suffering from artery disease? Mention some common symptoms
Commonly known as Coronary artery disease, Coronary heart disease, Arteriosclerotic heart disease or Heart disease; Artery Diseases often occur due to build-up of plaque in the arteries to the heart. It is also known as hardening of the arteries that bear fatty substances on the walls. Oxygen and blood is transferred to the heart by these coronary arteries. The build-up of plaque results in narrowing of the arteries that leads to slowing down or stoppage of the blood to the heart.
Persons who suffer from the dangerous Artery Disease often show signs of angina or chest pain that is the major symptom of this ailment. The pain occurs due to less flow of oxygen or blood in the heart and the level of pain may differ from person to person. The patient may feel that his or her heart is being squeezed by someone. The pain may be felt under the breast bone, in the upper back, stomach, arms and neck too. Emotions and activities on the part of the persons suffering from Artery Disease also result in pain and can be avoided with enough rest or by taking nitroglycerin etc.
Fatigue and reduced breathing are also other symptoms of the Artery Disease while the patients also suffer from usual weakness in the body. Another sign of this ailment is fast beating of the heart. We often come across such people who complain that their heart is beating in a rapid manner and that is the sign of Artery Disease.
It may be noted that angina is a sign of Artery Disease and not a disease itself. It can lead to heart attacks too. Angina is felt in the shape of chest pain and may be due to the critical condition known as myocardial ischemia for want of sufficient blood or oxygen.
Two forms of Angina, i.e. Stable Angina and Unstable Angina are noticed in the patients suffering form Artery Disease. One can judge the stable angina while it is not possible to do so in the case of unstable angina that may lead to more critical situations. Some patients complain of devastating pains due to easy-going ischemia whereas others may suffer from less uneasiness due to acute ischemia.
Persons who are under the attack of Artery Disease often suffer from angina attacks at any time but the attacks come mostly between early morning and noon. Patients who are under angina attacks describe it as pressure, suffocation, tingling or fullness and griplike situations. The patients feel pain in their breast bone that often gets transferred to arms, left shoulder, jaw and the neck too.
Other major signs of Artery Disease are cold sweats, vomiting, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, dizziness and palpitations etc. This ailment needs to be treated in the beginning itself.