What are the risk factors for lung and coronary heart disease?

Smoking is #1. Also obesity, sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stress, diabetes, obesity, male gender, age, and family history. You can change all but the last three, so do it! Quit smoking and get off your butt! Treat the diseases and take time of/meditate/do yoga. This is hugely important, heart disease is the world's #1 killer.

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Can you tell me why lung cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke are degenerative diseases?

Says who? 'degenerative disease' usually is a word we use for changes that seem to happen as part of the body's wearing out from getting older. Macular degeneration of the eye, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, lung function loss, maybe neuronal loss in the brain are the ones real physicians usually think of. These 3 catastrophic illnesses aren't 'degenerative diseases' in any meaningful sense.

Describe risk factors of coronary heart disease?

See below. The most common riak factors are : family history. Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking., age>45 in men, >55 in women.

What are risk factors for coronary heart disease?

See below. The most common riak factors are : family history. Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking., age>45 in men, >55 in women.

What are common factors that cause coronary heart disease?

5 factors. The 5 major risk factors for coronary artery disease are cigarettes, family history, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, and diabetes mellitus. The greater number of risk factors, the greater the risk of coronary disease. The absence of risk factors, however, does not completely protect you from coronary artery disease.
Several. Besides inheriting bad genes, the following 'self inflicted' factors can lead to coronary heart disease: obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and high cholesterol.

What risk factors are associated with coronary heart disease?

Atherosclerosis. Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes, family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! Myocardial infarction is the medical term. Ekg and lab tests show the damage.