Friday, September 16, 2011

heart disease

The most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease, which can cause heart attack, angina, heart failure, and arrhythmias.
 Coronary artery disease occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart (called coronary arteries).The plague is made up of cholesterol, and when it builds up over time in causes the artieries to plug, this process is called atherosclerosis. Then the plaque causes angina and it will cause a lot of chest discomfort because the heart muscle isnt getting enough blood. When the heart isnt getting the right amount of blood it causes heart failure or an irregular heart beat(arrhythmias). Usually, the first sign of heart failure is a heart attack(when plaque completely blocks and artery) or when the plaque breaks in clots and blocks the coronary arteries.
To avoid having heart diseases there are 3 main things that you can do. First, eat a healthy diet that consists mostly of raw foods such as fruits, veggies, nuts, and a small amount of cooked meats. This will give your body the correct nutrients to keep itself healthy and on the right track. Another thing that you can do is exercise regularly. Physical activity helps your body burn un-needed fats, keep down your cholesterol, and maintain a healthy body weight. Plus, it makes you feel good which is a huge part of staying healthy. Something else that you can do is maintain a healthy body weight. If you are at a healthy weight that usually meens that your heart will not be under to much stress and your cholesterol is lower than if you were obese.
When you include those 3 ascpects into your life, the risk of having a heart disease is much less than if you were unhealthy, obese, and didnt exercise at all.

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