It’s called a heart attack for a reason. When the blood flow to the heart is disrupted by a clot in the blood vessels, the pain that results can feel like a war in the chest.
One of the most common causes of a heart attack is coronary artery disease (CAD) or atherosclerosis. This refers to the narrowing of the arteries caused by the build-up of fatty deposits in the artery walls due to high levels of LDL-cholesterol ('bad' cholesterol).
Other factors that may contribute to the development of CAD include:
Congestive heart failure, a condition in which the heart weakens and becomes unable to effectively perform its functions, is a serious consequence of CAD. As heart function declines, fluid accumulates in the abdomen, legs, and lungs, causing the characteristic symptoms of fatigue, oedema and breathlessness
Signs and risk factors
Heart problems can have extremely serious consequences, but in many cases adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce your risk. Looking for natural ways to prevent or reduce the risk of a heart attack? Read on
Heart problems are serious and require professional treatment and monitoring. Do not make any changes to your medication use, supplements, diet or lifestyle without prior consultation with your healthcare professional.
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