Heart attacks and heart issues are some of the most frequent causes of death, and sometimes the signs that you’re suffering are less than easy to notice. It seems that more often than not, people are very surprised to learn that they have heart problems until they learn about symptoms that may have alerted them to their issue.
Here are 4 signs that you may not be aware of can mean clogged arteries:
#1 Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in Men
If you’re a man or live with a man, pay attention to what is happening with erections. If there is a sudden change in a man’s ability to have an erection, it could mean that the arteries around the pelvic area are clogged. This type of clogging typically occurs shortly before a heart attack. Sometimes ED can begin as early as five years before serious heart trouble will occur. So if ED is an issue, then men want to be sure to get their hearts checked right away.
#2 Going, Bald
Going bald can actually be an indication that you will suffer heart attacks or die from heart complications. It is applicable for baldness that occurs in both women and men. Choosing to be bald and shaving all your hair off obviously isn’t what we’re talking about here. If you notice that you’re starting to go bald, especially on your head’s crown, take care and check your heart out.
#3 Small Crease in Earlobe
Pay attention to any changes that occur in the way your earlobes look. The appearance of a small crease running diagonally from the ear’s canal to the bottom of the earlobe is a secret sign you could have heart disease. This crease is probably from clogged arteries and bad circulation.
#4 Hurting Calves
If your calves starting hurting you when you walk, you need to get yourself to a doctor right away. This symptom is called claudication and means your leg arteries are blocked. It is likely that your doctor will advise you to eat more plant foods and walk as much as possible. Heart disease and clogged arteries are not something to be taken lightly. If you have experienced these symptoms, do yourself a favor and go get checked out for any possible heart issues.