Heavy Legs: A common sign of coming health troubles

Heavy Legs

Heavy Legs

Heavy legs are probably the most common sign of heart troubles; sadly leg heaviness is still ignored by most people. Cardiovascular disease is still the number one illness which results in the loss of life, the heart is a medical marvel which does so much for our health, yet many still ignored the signs of cardiovascular disease. Constant tired and heavy legs can be warning of a dangerous health condition. The cardio affect in the lower limbs Boxers and other professional athletes can usually signal the approaching end of their careers when the legs start to get heavier, less mobility in the lower limbs is a sign that the professional athlete has begun to slow down. It is not hand speed but actually leg endurance which is the most common indicator of athletic decline. People over the age of 35 usually have a build up of plaque in the arteries leading to heart; it is this plaque which is responsible for the feeling of heavy legs that so many people suffer from. The arteries are the highway to health, but over time the passage way becomes clogged, this condition affects the thin as well as the overweight. It is possible to be what is concerned in good health, yet still have a dangerous build up of plaque in the arteries; this is why heart attack and stroke can be a sudden killer. Leg arterial plaque buildup is called P.A.D (peripheral artery disease), it is often not diagnosed, and sadly many die from heart related problems. Checking your cholesterol levels are a good indicator of any artery blockage, it is important to have a normal LDL (this is known as the bad cholesterol).   It must be stated that there are people who did not have very high LDL and still were found to have clogged leg arteries.

Clogged Leg Arteries can cause constant heavy legs

Clogged Leg Arteries can cause constant heavy legs

It is crucial to listen to the lower limbs, heavy legs or tiredness in the lower limbs all may signs of a coming heart attack. Regardless of your age, the legs should not exhibit constant heaviness; it may be a sign of cardiovascular troubles. Continue Here  https://peripheralarterydisease.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/peripheral-artery-disease-tired-legs-a-serious-warning/

Why do I have Tingling in legs? It can mean big problems

Tingling in the legs can mean heart troubles

Tingling in the legs can mean heart troubles

Tingling in the legs should always be taken very seriously, this is due to the fact that the lower limbs are a very important indicator of heart health. Numbness and a pins and needles felling should always be viewed as a sign of other possible health complications. Tingling in the legs are often related to poor health in the arteries and nerves of the lower limb. In this post we will address the way in which lower limb complications may be indicative of other health problems.

Diabetics often ignore the lower limb troubles which are associated with their high blood sugar. High blood sugar breaks down the inner lining of the arteries, and causes an increased build up of plaque; it is artery blockage which is at the root of most lower limb problems. Those who do not have diabetes but are experiencing trouble in the legs should be aware that this can be a signal of cardiovascular complications.

Today, it is not uncommon to see people in their early 40’s who are exhibiting significant blockage in the arteries of the legs and heart. Constant tingling in the legs can be a sign of heart troubles.

What is most significant is the fact that a person can be of an average weight, with a good cholesterol and still have artery blockage. 

It should be noted that the “tingle feeling” could also be an indication of nerve damage in the lower limbs. Be aware that nerve fiber ending can erode leading to a numb or tingle in the lower limb. The most significant factor which causes this the erosion is being overweight, diabetic, or having high blood pressure. As noted earlier thin people can still have undetected artery blockage.

We would like to make it clear that any constant tingling in the legs, can always be an indication of coming heart troubles.

Please see this very important post about the relationship between the legs and the heart   Click here  https://peripheralarterydisease.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/what-is-p-a-d-the-very-dangerous-truth-about-a-silent-killer/

Legs hurt from P.A.D. What to do about it

 

Never wait a single day with P.A.D.

Never wait a single day with P.A.D.

Those who have legs that hurt from PAD (peripheral artery disease) should understand that this is a very serious condition that is directly related to heart failure. Peripheral artery disease can be described as a heart attack in the leg, in reality it is caused by artery blockage and it is extremely serious. Those who suffer from this condition may have tired or heavy lower limbs. If your legs legs that hurt from PAD it may be a serious warning of a coming heart attack.

 

The silent heart attack

 

Peripheral artery disease is very sneaky illness in that it is very hard to diagnosis, the only real warning sign is heavy and tired legs. When the legs feel very weighted down it is a sign of artery blockage, this damage does not show up on an EKG (electrocardiogram test). An EKG is the standard test to diagnosis the condition of the heart. Artery blockage stops the blood from flowing to the heart and it causes heart failure, weak pulse and for many death. The oxygen rich blood does not have a chance to to reach the heart and this causes deep health problems. When the legs hurt from PAD it is a sign of trouble

 

What to do about Peripheral artery disease

 

The first thing to do about peripheral artery disease is to reverse the plaque from the arteries, surgery is a last resort that has very dubious result. It is a very serious operation that can cause heart attack. Diet can reverse the condition in many, in Europe there is a diet that has been reversing peripheral artery disease without surgery, the diet causes the arteries to expand naturally, this is allowing more oxygen rich blood to flow though, this causes the legs to become lighter and less painful. This was shown in Berlin

 

See here Reverse P.A.D. without surgery