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Three silent signs of clogged arteries

05 November 2017 - 01:05

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Baldness

A study conducted with 37,000 men indicated that severe baldness at the crown of the head, suggested the presence of silent Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), despite the age. Another study with over 7,000 people (including over 4,000 women), dying with a heart disease doubled in both sexes if their were suffering from moderate to severe baldness.

Ear Crease

Having a fold, straight line or a wrinkle that appears as a cut to the earlobe in half (specifically one that runs diagonally from the canal to the lower edge of the earlobe), is a silent CHD sign for decades according to several medical research reports. The ear crease could be a result of poor circulation, including in arteries in the heart. While there have been disagreements regarding the crease, in which some medical professionals say that it is a general sign of agin, researchers have recently found that ear crease did in fact lead to heart disease after using a CT scan method to measure silent CHD. 

Calf Pain when walking

Having calf pain when walking is known as 'claudication.' Atheroclerosis can block arteries in the leg, especially in smokers, before CHD is diagnosed. If this symptom is present, it is crucial to go to a doctor and have it evaluated immediately, as there are dietary and medical treatments which can reverse the issue according to experts.


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