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How does someone get coronary heart disease?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Risk Factors

Sometimes the cards are stacked against you, i.
e. Genetic problems. Sometimes you stack the deck yourself: almost everyone will have some atherosclerosis if they live long enough but smoking, very bad diet, sedentary (ie. No exercise) lifestyle, lack of management of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, non-compliance with doctor exacerbates the risks and advances the disease faster.

In brief: Risk Factors

Sometimes the cards are stacked against you, i.
e. Genetic problems. Sometimes you stack the deck yourself: almost everyone will have some atherosclerosis if they live long enough but smoking, very bad diet, sedentary (ie. No exercise) lifestyle, lack of management of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, non-compliance with doctor exacerbates the risks and advances the disease faster.
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Risk factors

The common risk factors for atherosclerotic heart disease are smoking, hypertension, diabetes, family history, and hyperlipidemia.

In brief: Risk factors

The common risk factors for atherosclerotic heart disease are smoking, hypertension, diabetes, family history, and hyperlipidemia.
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