Carotid artery occlusion disease, which caused the death of writer and presenter Metin Uca, is a disease that is difficult to recognize. The disease, which can progress without showing symptoms in the early stages, can progress with factors such as smoking, irregular nutrition, high cholesterol and blood pressure. The disease, which can cause symptoms such as congestion and speech difficulties, as well as loss of movement and sensation, especially threatens those over the age of 40. It can also be seen at younger ages due to malnutrition and inactivity. Experts say that individuals of all ages, especially those with genetic predisposition, are at risk and that a doctor should be consulted in case of symptoms such as dizziness, balance complaints, speech problems, forgetfulness, loss of strength in arms and legs, and hearing loss.