How can I prevent from getting coronary artery disease?

Basic things. Watch your weight. Exercise. Control your blood pressure and cholesterol. If you are a diabetic, keep your sugar under control. Take your medication, if any. And above all, don't smoke.

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How can you prevent from getting coronary artery disease?

Blockage. Angina-chest pain from atherosclerotic blockage of the arteries to the heart. So one has to have coronary vessels blocked by atherosclerosis and plaque deposits to the degree that the heart does not get enough oxygen. Prevention: non smoker cardiovascular exercise diet normal weight ignore and get coronary problems. Family history is also significant. Read more...
Change life style. To prevent CAD risk factor modification is the key. Keep cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes under excellent control. Beside that cardiovascular exercise daily and do not smoke. Stress management is important as well. These are called the modifiable risk that somone can manage. Read more...

How do you prevent coronary artery disease?

Lifestyle. Aside from genetic predisposition there are a couple of major factors such as tobacco avoidance, control of cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar as well as regular exercise that will help delay the development of plaque built-up in the arteries. In a lot of cases that will help prevent a clinical problem. Read more...
Start early! The most important part is to start early! heart disease takes decades to develop. There are many factors that we can control, diet and exercise being most important. In addition, not smoking and reducing stress are key actions. Genetic predisposition is not modifiable: if your mother or father had a heart attack before 60 years of age, you might be at risk. Consider a preventive visit! Read more...

Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to prevent coronary artery disease?

Yes. Coronary artery disease is caused by a build up of cholesterol on the walls of coronary arteries. Decreasing cholesterol may help. There has been a lot of research done to see what supplements may be helpful, but i can tell you that their effect is modest if that. Garlic is one, flexseed, fiber supplements (benefiber) are some examples. Red rice yeast, although, popular may cause other problems. Read more...
Fish oil. Not herb! still a supplement. Fish oil 1-2 grams per day prevents death from heart attacks and bad heart rhythms. Don't forget the big 3: eat right. Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. Don't smoke. Read more...
Consider. Consider adding niacin, fish oil and/or red yeast rice. I recommend checking with your physician prior to starting these as they may not be right for you given existing conditions or medicines. Consider use of new lipid profiling such as NMR testing to determine your cardiovascular risk. Read more...
Cardiocidin-ND. Cardiocidin has clove oil - antiinflammatory and prevents atherosclerosis, the other formula called circuzyme has hisperidine, diosmin from grape seeds and delta tocopherols which helps with both artery and venous blood flow. Read more...

Can you get coronary artery disease from drugs?

Yes. "drugs" is a vague term but if you mean recreational drugs then yes. Marijuana is as bad if not worse than cigarettes. No filter, held for extended time in lungs, and often contains unknown contaminants.So if smoking is a known risk factor....Cocaine tends to cause intense coronary artery vasospasm.This can damage the endothelium and allow cholesterol to deposit in the vessels. Read more...

Do lots of people get coronary artery disease, or is it unusual?

Common. Unless you die from an accident or truma, if you die of natural causes, the most common cause of death are cardiac event or stroke or cancer. Heart attacks and strokes are secondary to arteriosclerosis. Dying during sleep when you are 100 y/o still a cardiac event or a stroke. Of about 3000 autopsies done on young soldiers, approx. 20% already showed signs of early arteriosclerosis. Read more...
Dominant Behavior. Atherosclerosis, artery ds: the underlying mechanism, typically begins at ~age 7yrs & is human dominant behavior, yet remains asymptomatic for decades because it is in the wall of the arteries, not the opening. As disease progresses, mostly within the convex inner curves, the artery wall thickens, enlarges & opening/lumen remains unchanged. Plaque rupture induced clots create the sudden "events”. Read more...

Could I have gotten coronary artery disease from an error? I get nervous about it

No. CAD does not occur overnight. Multiple factors enter into its development. I recommend watching diet, exercise, control blood pressure and diabetes, stop smoking. Stress control does help as well, but won't cause CAD by itself. Read more...