Signs and Symptoms of Atherosclerosis
usually doesn’t cause signs and symptoms until it severely narrows or totally blocks an . Many people don’t know they have the disease until they have a medical emergency, such as a or .
Some people may have signs and symptoms of the disease. Signs and symptoms will depend on which are affected.
The supply -rich to your . If narrows or blocks these arteries (a disease called , or CHD), a common symptom is . Angina is pain or discomfort that occurs when your doesn’t get enough oxygen-rich blood.
may feel like pressure or squeezing in your . You also may feel it in your , , , jaw, or back. Angina pain may even feel like indigestion. The pain tends to get worse with activity and go away with rest. Emotional stress…