Posted 6/29/2020 7:41 PM (GMT -6)
The most common cardiovascular disease is coronary artery disease. According to the American Heart Association, around 15,500,000 people in the United States are affected by it.
It is usually brought about by atherosclerosis, a recurring condition wherein the walls of the arteries get blocked by deposits of fat called “plaque”, resulting in an obstructed flow of blood.
The coronary arteries supply blood, oxygen and nutrients to your heart. A buildup of plaque can narrow these arteries, decreasing blood flow to your heart. Eventually, the reduced blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A complete blockage can cause a heart attack.
Some commonly documented causes are:
High blood pressure
Diabetes or insulin resistance
Not being active (sedentary lifestyle)
Luckily almost all of these are able to be mitigated by a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips we have found: https://discourse.medecio.com/t/tips-for-living-with-coronary-artery-disease/193
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