What is coronary heart disease? Coronary heart is the most common form of heart disease. In Australia it is one of the biggest killer. Around 3.6 million Australians are affected.
What is coronary heart disease? It is build –up of fatty deposits on the inner walls of the blood vessels. This fatty deposits can block the heart arteries and reduce the flow of the blood to the heart. This is called Atherosclerosis. It can cause lifestyle, habit and others. Smoking High blood pressure and cholesterol Diabetes
Symptoms of coronary heart disease If our coronary arteries become partially blocked, it can cause chest pain, or heart attack. The most common symptoms are; Pain in the middle of chest Breathlessness and sweating Feeling of tightness in the chest Radiating pains to the neck, jaw and arms
Symptoms of coronary heart disease If you think your are having a heart attack dial Triple (000). Heart attack can happen at any time.
Prevention of coronary heart disease There is no cure but now modern treatments and healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of heart problems and control symptoms. Take your medicines as prescribed Stop smoking Enjoy healthy eating Be physically active Control your blood pressure and cholesterol Maintain a healthy body weight.
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