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Coronary Heart Disease Causes

Coronary Heart Disease Causes

As the coronary arteries around the heart become narrow and blocked, it impedes blood circulation. Thus, nutrients cannot be transported to the heart, causing coronary heart disease. The factors include:

  • Diseases - hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes will lead to coronary heart disease. The majority of coronary heart disease is caused by arteriosclerosis; blood fats in the blood, such as long-term accumulation of cholesterol in the blood vessel wall, forming a similar mucus-like mush,  it narrows blood vessels and loses their elasticity, hardening and swollen thickness of the blood block blood vessels, leading to myocardial ischemia and infarction.
  • Obesity
  • Lifestyle - lack of exercise, life stress, etc.
  • Eating habits - consuming too much high fat, high cholesterol foods or alcohol; both will increase blood cholesterol and harden arteries, and increase the chances of  high blood pressure.
  • Smoking
  • Aged
  • Genetic