What are some of the risks of coronary heart disease?

Untimely Death. Atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries is a progressive disease, if it is allowed to continue without any remediation, the arteries will become blocked and, in the heart, this will cause ischemia -becoming irreversible -and ultimately muscle death.In the interim, one could be sidelined from preferred activities due to angina or equivalent.But you can partner with your doctor to slow/stop it.

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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. Read more...

How does a person's diet increase the risk of coronary heart disease?

Insulin resistance. Metabolic syndrome is very preventable. Excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake cause high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of Insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Eventually you will have full blown diabetes, heart disease and htn. Read more...

Why do women < 55 have a lower risk of coronary heart disease than those >55?

Estrogen. Premenopausal women are protected by the estrogen their ovaries make. The exogenous estrogen taken after menopause doesn't do the job. There are many theories as to why endogenous estrogen is protective but beyond the scope of this forum. I have never seen a premenopausal women with a heart attack unless she smokes or has diabetes. You can take that to the bank! Read more...