Coronary heart disease

By: Melanie Burgos

what is coronary heart disease?

Coronary heart disease a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle.

Is Coronary heart disease contagious?

Although it is not contagious it is a very severe disease that kills about 600,000 people in the United States every year.

What are some risk factors?

You are at risk if you have diabetes, smoke, if you are overweight, Physical inactivity, and Excessive use of alchohol.

How do you prevent it?

Taking action to control your risk factors can help prevent coronary heart disease. Your risk for CHD increases with the number of risk factors you.

Can it be treated?

Yes Coronary heart disease can be treated. Treatments for coronary heart disease include lifestyle changes, medicines, and medical procedures.

How does it affect you?

Physically: It kills you. slowly sometimes, but your risk of heart attack is increased by about 50%+ so it can be a quick thing too. People have been known to survive, but it is not the dominant fate.