Coronary heart disease was initially caused by the accumulation of fat in the blood vessel walls in the heart (coronary arteries), and this is gradually followed by various processes such as hoarding network belt, blood clots, etc.., All of which will be narrowed or clogged blood vessels them. This will lead to the heart muscle in those areas lacking blood flow and can cause a variety of serious consequences, from angina pectoris (chest pain) to heart infarction, which in community known as heart attack that can cause sudden death.
Some of the most important risk factor for coronary heart disease:
- Total and LDL Cholesterol Levels High
- Low HDL Cholesterol Levels
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
The risk of heart disease from smoking is equivalent to 100 pounds overweight - so it is not possible to equate the two.
- Diabetes Mellitus
Most people with diabetes die not because of increased blood sugar levels, but because the condition of their heart complications.
Central obesity (belly fat) is a form of obesity. Although all obese people tend to have an increased risk of heart disease, people with obesity was even more so.
- History of heart disease in the family lineage
History of heart attack within the family is often a result of abnormal cholesterol profiles.
- Unhealthy Lifestyle / Lack of exercise
Bad lifestyle is one of the root causes of heart disease - and replace them with physical activity is one of the most radical step that can be taken.
Many studies have shown that, when facing a tense situation, there may be life-threatening heart arithmias.
- Entering the age of 45 years for men.
It is important for men to realize their vulnerability and take positive action to prevent future heart disease.
- For women, entered the age of 55 years or premature menopause (as a result of the operation).
Women began following the men in terms of risk of heart disease after menopause.
When you carry one or more risk factors mentioned above, you are encouraged periodically check your heart health to an expert. The existence of two or more risk factors would be multiplied times the total increase risk of coronary heart disease.