Many people are unaware they have atherosclerosis until a blockage occurs. However, there are some symptoms associated with the condition that, if spotted early, doctors can help you deal with.
Common atherosclerosis symptoms include:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle weakness
- Pain in the area where blocked artery is (usually a leg or arm).
Signs of a heart attack include chest pain, difficulty breathing, perspiration, nausea, and light-headedness.
Signs of a stroke may be difficulty speaking and understanding speech, vision problems and lack of coordination and balance. Stroke victims may also get a sudden headache and feel weakness in their face or limbs.
Other atherosclerosis symptoms may include Arrhythmias – abnormal heartbeat – and confusion.