How does your gender affect coronary heart disease (chd)?

See below. Men are more susceptible to chd, however after menopause the risk for women increases and post-menopausal women have the same risk. Women in general have the same risk as 10 year younger men.

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How can gender affect coronary heart disease (chd)?

Both eligible. Some higher risk for males suspected. Higher risks for smokers, diabetics, hyperlipidemia s, obesity and other risks. Read more...
Heart disease. Women have some hormonal protection from coronary disease while they are pre menopausal. Having said that, heart disease is under diagnosed and under treated in women. Read more...

How does nutrition affect coronary heart disease?

Cholesterol/diabetes. Proper nutrition is very important in prevention of coronary artery disease bacause obesity is number i cause of diabetese, high blood pressure and cad coronary artery disease can be prevented to a major extent by proper nutrition which includes preventing overeating to prevent obesity, low salt intake, low carb and low cholesterol diet, foods high in fiber, whole fruits, vegeis, whole grains, nuts etc. Read more...
Many ways. Eating healthy can increase energy levels and as a result increase exercise and activity, which are both healthy for the heart. A bad diet, high in simple sugars, can lead to obesity and increase risk of diabetes, which is bad for the heart. Some diets have been shown to actually reverse coronary heart disease at least a little bit. Read more...
Chloesterol. Salt and cholesterol. Salt can cause water retention can aggravate blood pressure. Cholesterol can agravate or create atherosclerotic plaques. Read more...

What can lead to coronary heart disease?

Lots of things. Among the more preventable causes of heart disease are smoking, being overweight, type 2 diabetes, poor exercise and eating habits, high cholesterol and excessive alcohol intake. If you have a family history of heart disease then you need to be especially careful to manage these risk factors. The american heart association has some great resources at www.Heart.Org. Read more...
Risk factors. Smoking, diabetes, hypertension, improper diet, stress, inherited factors, lack of exercise, lipid abnormalities. These are all risk factors for getting coronary disease. Modifying them can prevent you from getting the disease. Read more...

How do we remove coronary heart disease?

We don't. We can not "remove" coronary heart disease, what we can do, and we do it everyday, is to reduce the risks by stabilizing it and making it less harmful. Controlling your weight, exercising, having a healthy diet, controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol are the cornerstones of this effort. Read more...
We don't. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is not curable. It is when we form blockages in the arteries to the heart. If is often associated with blockages in other areas of the body. We can treat CAD with medicince, balloons and stents, and surgery (bypass surgery). None of these are cures. You still have the disaese. Risk factor modification is very important long term. Read more...

How can you treat coronary heart disease?

Reduce risk factors. Treatment is by risk factor modification--lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and diabetes, smoking cessation, weight control, exercise, etc. Medications, angioplasty, stents, and surgery may reduce symptoms but the underlying disease cannot be cut out. Read more...

How does someone get coronary heart disease?

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