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7 silent signs you may have clogged arteries

These surprising clues can point to clogged arteries and underlying heart disease.

7 silent signs you may have clogged arteries
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Preventing heart disease in patients is my main goal, but early detection is the next best thing.

This can lead to changes in lifestyle and medical therapies that can delay or deny the onset of a heart attack; almost 80 percent of heart disease is preventable with lifestyle changes.

Many of my patients are shocked to learn about the following clues to underlying clogged arteries and heart disease.

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1. Erectile dysfunction (ED)
1. Erectile dysfunction (ED)
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Men have a built-in warning system for silent CHD.

When achieving an erection is difficult or impossible, it can be a sign of clogged arteries in the pelvis that presents before a heart attack hits.

There are, on average, three to five years between the onset of ED and the finding of CHD, which is plenty of time to detect and to work on preventing heart issues.

If you and your partner are worried about sexual performance, look for and treat root causes of diseased arteries before just popping a blue pill.

If you are worried about a heart attack, new symptoms are found nearly every day. A new study reveals that liquid cholesterol can be lethal when it hardens to form sharp crystals



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