The Secret Signs of Clogged Arteries That You Should Know!

Clogged arteries result from the build up of plaque along the arterial walls. Here are some silent signs that you may have clogged arteries.


Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can also indicate clogged arteries. Due to plaque in the arteries, the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs, leading to shortness of breath or extreme fatigue with exertion.


Excessive sweating can also occur due to stress, anxiety, obesity or nutritional deficiencies. Among older women, it may be a sign of menopause, too.

Excessive sweating, especially at nighttime in an otherwise cool room, is another possible indication of arteries affected with plaque.

Sweating more than usual when you aren’t exercising or being active may indicate that your heart is having to work harder to pump blood through clogged arteries.

Chest pain

Chest pain or angina, caused by reduced blood flow to the heart is a possible sign of clogged arteries due to plaque buildup.

This type of chest pain leads to a feeling of tightness, heaviness and pressure behind the breastbone. It is usually triggered by physical or emotional stress and tends to get worse with physical activity and go away when you rest.

Chest pain doesn’t always indicate clogged arteries. At times, it can be due to a muscle spasm, stomach ulcer, upper respiratory infection, bladder disease or indigestion.


Dizziness, a sudden feeling of light-headedness, is another sign of blocked arteries as well as an early warning sign of a possible stroke.

Dizziness as well as trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination, and unexplained falls can be due to plaque buildup in the carotid arteries. These arteries supply blood to the large, front part of the brain, where thinking, speech, personality, and sensory and motor functions reside.

The accumulation of fatty deposits in these arteries can cause narrowing of the arteries, thus reducing or completely blocking blood flow to the brain.

Indigestion, nausea and vomiting

Clogged arteries leading to heart disease can also cause symptoms like indigestion, nausea, vomiting, fullness or choking feeling and other gastrointestinal problems due to lack of oxygen in the blood and poor circulation.

People who develop a blockage in the renal arteries that supply blood to the kidneys may also experience nausea, mild indigestion, abdominal pain or vomiting.


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