Coronary artery disease is closely
linked to Cholesterol. The arteries which supplies blood
to the heart muscles hardens and becomes narrow due
to the buildup of plaque on the inner walls of the arteries.
As a result proper blood flow is reduced decreasing
oxygen supply to the heart muscle. This results in CAD.
It is the most common type of heart disease
and a leading cause of death amongst American men and
women. At first, a doctor will prescribe a diet. If
your cholesterol levels have not decreased, treatment
would include medication too, which may include diet
Several complications occur when blood flow and oxygen
If you feel a pressure or squeezing pain in your chest,
you may be showing symptoms of Angina. Angina is a chest
pain that occurs when your heart muscle doesn't get
enough blood. The pain may also come in your shoulder,
arms, neck or it may also feel like indigestion.
A clot in the coronary artery leads to heart attacks.
This blockage often leads to irregular heart beats or
strange rhythm causing sudden death. Heart attack is
life threatening. Always ask the doctor about its symptoms
and warning signals. Many people suffer permanent damage
to their heart.
An irregular heart beat, a change in its rhythm are
symptoms of Arrhythmias. It can have serious consequences
if not treated at the right time.
Heart failure occurs when the heart fails to pump enough
blood throughout the body. The pumping action of the
heart grows weaker over time and leads to heart failures.
It can affect one side or both sides of the heart. Mostly
it affects the left side. In this case, the heart finds
it difficult to pump oxygen rich blood to various parts
of the body. When the failure is on the right side,
pumping of blood to the lungs gets affected. In the
US nearly 5 million people have heart failures.
Low fat eating, more exercise interests, increased
physical activities, good eating habits and a disciplined
lifestyle can avoid cholesterol and diseases like CAD
which is related to cholesterol.