Sunday, August 17, 2014

Causes of Coronary Heart Disease

     Coronary Heart Disease
  In this post we will provide articles on the causes of coronary heart disease This article is a continuation of our previous post titled How to Treat Heart Disease Naturally

     Coronary heart disease is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. It is caused by the formation of plaques in the arterial wall, also known as hardening of the arteries. The formation of these plaques may accompany genetic predisposition blend and lifestyle choices. Risk factors include age, gender, genetic history and race. Other factors that affect the likelihood of CCHD include high cholesterol, smoking, substance abuse and weight problems.

     If left unchecked, can lead to CHD Heart attacks and even death.

Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease include:

 1 High Cholesterol Levels.

The cause of coronary heart disease is the deposition of fat in the walls of the coronary arteries, which is composed of cholesterol and other waste materials. To reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, you should keep the cholesterol levels in the blood. Cholesterol is a complex fatty substance that is naturally produced by the body and beneficial for the formation of cell walls and hormones. Two-thirds of cholesterol produced by the liver (liver), another third is obtained directly from food. Cholesterol in the blood circulated through molecules called lipoproteins. There are two types of lipoproteins, the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

LDL transports cholesterol from the liver to body cells. HDL function instead, transports excess cholesterol to the liver to be processed and dumped out. Excessive LDL can cause cholesterol buildup in the arterial walls so-called "bad cholesterol". Optimal LDL levels are 100 to 129 mg / dL. Excess LDL causes HDL "overwhelmed" dispose of excess cholesterol. The recommended total cholesterol (HDL + LDL) is below 200 mg / dL (border line = 240).

2 High Blood Pressure / Hypertension.

High blood pressure adds to the work the heart so that the heart walls thicken / stiff and increases the risk of coronary heart disease.

There are two blood pressure measurements. Systolic pressure is the blood pressure that emanates from the heart throughout the body. Diastolic pressure is the blood pressure re-fills the heart. In general, when a person is said to suffer from hypertension, systolic blood pressure / diastolic above 140/90 mmHg.

3 Thrombosis.

Thrombosis is a blood clot in an artery or vein. When thrombosis occurs in the coronary arteries, then you run the risk of coronary heart disease. Thrombosis is usually located on the vessel wall thickening due to atherosclerosis. Smoking increases the risk of thrombosis up to several orders of magnitude.

4 Obesity.

Overweight (obesity) increases the risk of high blood pressure and diabetes. People who are overweight also tend to have low HDL / high LDL.

5. Diabetes mellitus.

Diabetes increases the risk of coronary heart disease, especially if the blood sugar is not well controlled. Two-thirds of people with diabetes die from heart disease and other cardiovascular disorders.

6 Aging.

The risk of coronary heart disease increases with age. Getting older, diminishing the effectiveness of the body's organs, including the cardiovascular system. More than 80 percent of patients with coronary heart disease over 60 years. Men tend to be more quickly affected than women, a new risk is increased dramatically after menopause.

7 Descendants.

Your risk is higher if your parents are also affected by coronary heart disease, especially when it began to develop at age less than 60 years.

When you bear one or more of the above risk factors, you should periodically check your heart health to an expert. The presence of two or more risk factors increased the risk would be multiplied times the total of the Coronary Heart Disease. see you next post

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