Carotid Artery Disease

Brain needs blood to work properly but sometimes when the artery narrows or blocks due to several reson it cause Carotid artery disease in which the blood do not pass properly to the brain , those artery are called Carotid artery which doctor generally checks whenever you visit to your doctor for check up there are two Carotid artery present both the sides of the neck , so whenever the narrowing or blocking of the artery takes place due to deposition of cholesterol and fatty substances increases the rate of stroke which leds to the death of the person.


The risk factors are similar like other artery diseases it have number of risk factors which increases the chances of having Carotid artery disease, including :

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Improper life style
  • More consumption of fast food
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Old age


In the Carotid artery disease, the symptoms are not seen during the early stage but as the problem increases the symptoms are start appearing such as:

  • Sudden weakness
  • Numbness in body parts such as legs, arms, face
  • Problem which speaking or doing any work
  • Tingling of the some of the body portion
  • Losing vision
  • Unable to control the function of some of the body organs specially hands or arms and legs


If you are phasing such symptoms in your daily life style then concern with the doctor as soon as possible so that they will examine you property and diagnose the problem because it is really compulsory to diagnose the problem to provide you cure as soon as possible to reduce any type of serious problem , in most of the patient it had been noticed that the TIA is the one of the important signal which indicates the Carotid artery disease, beside this test which are done by the doctors are including

  • Ultra sound
  • Head Computerized tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Cerebra Angiography


If depends on your condition and symptoms according to which doctor will decide the suitable treatment for you , first of all you have to change your life style, eating habit and if you are having any type of medicines or treatment then let your doctor know about it so that if will be good for the further procedure then they can proceed for surgery in which removal of the plaque takes places which provides soft and smooth artery again beside this another ,method also introduced which is angioplasty and stenting.