Arteriosclerosis - Symptoms

The symptoms of arteriosclerosis

The overall clinical picture presented by atherosclerosis is characterized by a progressive weakening of all biological and psychological activities of the person.

Symptoms of arteriosclerosis subjectively

Subjectively, the person with arteriosclerosis presents:

  • Malaise
  • Fatigue at the slightest effort with muscle pain
  • As cramping pains in the back, chest and legs
  • Digestive disorders with poor appetite with digestion difficult
  • Circulatory disorders such as tingling, numbness in limbs, feeling cold (feet, hands, ears and nose)
  • Nerve disorders such as headache, insomnia, dizziness, ringing in the ears, abnormal sensation (paraesthesia)
  • Mental disorders in the field such as memory loss, obfuscation of intelligence, mood and character

Symptoms of arteriosclerosis target level


  • Progressively decreases body weight
  • The skin becomes dry and rough
  • Thinning muscle
  • Bone Fragility
  • Superficial arteries stiffer, dilated and pulsating
  • The pulse is usually full, tense and slow
  • The heart may be normal or increased volume
  • Dilated aorta and aneurysmal
  • Usually high blood pressure, although it may be normal or even low.

We can summarize the symptoms of atherosclerosis saying that all organs function with a reduced rate and with visible signs of fatigue due to blood deficiency leading to irrigatorio body slowly to full claudication.

Symptoms of cerebral arteriosclerosis

Besides nervous symptoms and psychological level and above, in the brain can cause bleeding arteriosclerosis and thrombosis of arteries with subsequent local appearance of apoplectic stroke.

Symptoms of cardiac wall arteriosclerosis

In this case causes cardiocirculatory decreased activity, manifested by dyspnea, stasis of peripheral blood circulation (foot edema, congestive liver, etc.), Abnormal pulse, weakening the heart, etc.. In the most severe cases can present angina.

Symptoms of atherosclerosis of the limbs

Insufficient irrigation in the extremities due to constriction of the arteries local. This produces tingling, feeling dead finger, pain and cyanosis (bluish) with cold, nutritional disorders that can lead to cracks in the fall and fingernails. In the most serious cases and advanced senile gangrene and intermittent claudication.

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