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The main risk factors of coronary heart disease that could be modified or prevented include; High blood cholesterol, Elevated blood pressure, High triglyceride with low HDL, diabetes, smoking, obesity, inactivity and excessive alcohol and stress.

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Malfunctions of the body Coronary Heart disease: CHD is the main cause of death in the majority of developed countries; the disease becomes more likely with increasing age. Younger people may suffer from the disease, however it is more common that young men would get it then woman whom have not yet experienced menopause. Also if close relatives had suffered from CHD earlier on in their life, a chance of having the disease increases. The main risk factors of coronary heart disease that could be modified or prevented include; High blood cholesterol, Elevated blood pressure, High triglyceride with low HDL, diabetes, smoking, obesity, inactivity and excessive alcohol and stress. If several of these issues exist together the likeliness of having the disease is very high. Identifying and working on one risk factor would not be efficient; a complete change in diet and lifestyle should be maintained. ...read more.

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People with this disorder, that do not yet have particularly high cholesterol levels, it would be recommended they carefully choose the amounts and types of dietary fats they consume. High-Blood-Pressure High blood pressure is damaging to the arteries and increases the risk of CHD heart attacks and strokes. The condition is more often than not, inherited but can also be affected by lifestyle choices. To prevent blood pressure from rising, a healthy body weight should be reached and maintained; alcohol intake needs to be moderated and salt needs to be avoided in cooking, Exercise and a stress free environment also aid healthy blood pressure. If these measure do not work, drugs are available that effectively reduce elevated blood pressure levels. Diabetes People with diabetes are at a much higher risk of being diagnosed with CHD. People with diabetes have a 2 in 5 risk of developing a heart disease; this is the same as a person without diabetes that has already experienced a heart attack. ...read more.

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Weight control can be achieved by following a diet with few carbohydrates fats and sugars, and following a daily exercise routine. Alcohol High alcohol consumption is damaging to the body in many ways. The alcohol can directly harm the hearts muscle and cause an irregular beat. Alcohol can contribute to obesity, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, strokes and cancer. However, it is possible to drink and still remain healthy; to do this drinking must be moderated. Men should drink no more than 28 units per week, and women no more then 21. Stress Even though stress can keep people alert and motivated, if stress levels build particularly over long periods of times, they can have negative effects on health. Stress often exacerbates symptoms in people that already have heart problems, and can raise the blood pressure. It is crucial that time for relaxation is made. Sports, music, walking and simple breathing exercises for example can help reduce stress levels. The one that suits the patient should be practiced daily ...read more.

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