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Symptoms of Atherosclerosis

Symptoms of Atherosclerosis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Atherosclerosis includes the 20 symptoms listed below:

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Atherosclerosis: Symptom Checkers

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Atherosclerosis: Symptom Assessment Questionnaires

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Atherosclerosis: Complications

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Diagnostic Testing

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Atherosclerosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Atherosclerosis?

The list of other diseases or medical conditions that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses for Atherosclerosis includes:

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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Atherosclerosis:

There are usually no symptoms until one or more arteries are so clogged with plaque that blood flow is severely reduced. This reduced flow of blood and oxygen to some part of the body (such as the heart) is called ischemia and may cause pain or discomfort. Some people have no symptoms until a blood clot forms, completely blocks an already narrowed artery, and causes a heart attack or stroke.

The symptoms you have depend on which arteries are badly clogged and what part of the body is affected by the reduced flow of blood.

  • If arteries taking blood to your heart muscle are affected, you have coronary artery disease (CAD). You may have chest pain called angina that happens when you exert yourself and goes away when you rest. You could also have a heart attack.

  • If arteries taking blood to your brain are affected, you have cerebrovascular disease. You could have a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a stroke.

  • If arteries taking blood to your legs are affected, you have peripheral arterial disease (PAD). You may have pain in the calf or thigh muscle called intermittent claudication that happens when you walk. This kind of pain goes away when you stop and rest.

All of these conditions are serious and should not be ignored. Arteries taking blood to the intestines, the kidneys, or other organs can also become clogged by plaque. This can sometimes lead to a medical emergency similar to a heart attack or stroke. Atherosclerosis can also cause erectile dysfunction in men. (Source: excerpt from ATHEROSCLEROSIS: NWHIC)

Atherosclerosis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Atherosclerosis, it is also important to consider Atherosclerosis as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Atherosclerosis may cause:

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For a more detailed analysis of Atherosclerosis as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Atherosclerosis.

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Atherosclerosis. This signs and symptoms information for Atherosclerosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Atherosclerosis signs or Atherosclerosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Atherosclerosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Atherosclerosis symptoms.


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