Complete Info of blocked carotid arteriesAre blocked carotid arteries really dangerous? Yes of course if it’s not treated well. This disease will have impact of significantly risk of stroke, brain damage and suddenly death.

Stroke alone have killed most people in the world like heart disease. The older people have the higher risk of the stroke and a leading cause of elderly disability.

There are some symptoms of blocked carotid arteries such as:

1. Early symptom is mini stroke that caused by insufficient oxygenated blood to the brain. It’s important to doing regular medical check-up to help detect deterioration of carotid arteries function.

2. Some common symptoms like the weakness in one side of the people body of the face, difficult to move limbs, dizziness, impairment of speech and also sudden headache.

3. Another one is TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack). It’s a blocked carotid arteries which involving a sensation of tingling for one side body and speaking trouble.

4. Arteries blockage also cause of nausea, vomiting, short of breathes, chocking sensation, hypertension feeling, pale skin texture and over weight.

How to diagnose Blocked Carotid Arteries?

1. Doppler Ultrasound is the cheap and accurate diagnostic tools to detect blocked carotid arteries, This test is non-radioactive, non-invasive, painless and just take time 5-15 minutes. Radiologist or Sonographer is the right man to do this examination.

2. Arteriography is the other tools by using x-ray images of carotid arteries after injected of special dye into the bloodstream with heavy radiation dosage. The similar examination is Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA). This diagnostic tool is invasive procedure and also rather expensive.

3. Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA or MRI). This machine is using magnetic fields to produce detailed and contrast images for carotid arteries. The examination will take time about a half up to one hour.

4. Oculoplethysmography, The equipment is measuring of the pulsation of both carotid arteries in the back the eyes and indirect checking for carotid arteries blockage.

If the Doctors found you as sufferer of Blocked Carotid Arteries, they will advise you to be careful about:

– Obesity or over weight
– Smoker
– Have family history of artery disease
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
– Have high level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood
– Rare or lack of exercise
– Diabetes Militus

Detected as blocked carotid arteries, you should change your bad habit and unhealthy life style. Regular exercise plan and quitting of smoking is the best ways to avoid of carotid arteries blockage risks.


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