HealthListen to your legs: unnoticed symptoms that may hint at hidden diseases

Listen to your legs: unnoticed symptoms that may hint at hidden diseases

What are the symptoms of atherosclerosis?
What are the symptoms of atherosclerosis?
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6:45 AM EST, January 15, 2024

It is well known that diseases can be deceptive, particularly for anyone who has grappled with health problems.

They often develop without any noise and only make themselves known in advanced stages.

Early symptoms are usually overlooked because they are frequently difficult to recognize as something critical.

Our body sometimes sends warning signs indicating an impending disease.

Occasionally, we might feel these signs in our legs. The location of the discomfort might indicate an issue.

Experiencing pain in the calf during physical exertion could be a sign of atherosclerosis. This is one of the diseases that potentially remain unsuspected for many years, with severe possible consequences.

Lipids accumulating in blood vessels may lead to insufficient oxygen supply to vital organs.

Atherosclerosis could also present as pale skin, swelling, and lingering wounds on the legs. Constant pain in the calf should prompt consultation with a specialist to identify the problem's root cause.

Don't trivialize these symptoms

There are numerous reasons why your legs might be swollen. Sometimes, this condition results from hormonal fluctuations and water retention in your body.

High temperatures or fatigued limbs could also cause swelling.

If the problem persists, it's important to consult a doctor. Swollen legs may be indicative of heart, kidney, or liver diseases. In some cases, it may also signal thrombosis.

Numbness and tingling sensation in the legs could suggest diabetes. Persistently high glucose levels can lead to damage in blood vessels and nerves.

Diabetic neuropathy is a frequently occurring complication of this ailment.

Cold feet is a common issue for many. The principal cause is often impaired blood flow in the vessels.

Blocked veins could also cause discoloration and slower nail growth.

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