A 44-year-old member asked:
How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?
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Cardiology 19 years experience
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Cardiology 45 years experience
It doesn't: Unless the chd has progressed to the point that the heart is failing. Then the lungs become congested with fluid (from the backpressure of a failing heart - also called "congestive heart failure"). The cardinal symptom is breathlessness.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
How does lifestyle affect the development of coronary heart disease?
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Cardiology 21 years experience
Numerous ways: It is well known that smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise can contribute to coronary disease, in part through effects on blood pressure and diabetes, and in part via more direct effects on the arteries. Stress can sometimes play a role in this in predisposed individuals.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
How does nutrition affect coronary heart disease?
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Family Medicine 58 years experience
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