Lightheadedness caused by clogged arteries is a possible precursor to a stroke, a complication of carotid artery disease. With this disease, the large blood vessel in your neck is partly blocked, restricting blood flow to the brain.

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The plaque that builds in this vessel may break off and completely block the artery or travel to your brain, causing a mini-stroke or stroke. Other symptoms of a stroke caused by carotid artery disease may include numbness or weakness in the face, vision problems, slurred speech or spinning/vertigo.

People with diabetes have a higher risk for carotid artery disease. Other risk factors include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • Age, weight
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Having a family history of the disease
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People who have diabetes are four times more likely to have carotid artery disease than people who don’t have diabetes.

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