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A Comprehensive Guide To Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Causes And Risk Factors For Coronary Artery Disease

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The causes of coronary artery disease are the same factors that damage the inner layers of the arteries, which can begin as early as childhood. Causes include smoking, high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high levels of bad fats and low-density (LDL) cholesterol, and blood vessel inflammation. When the inner walls of the arteries become damaged, the site of the injury can be filled with fatty deposits of plaque.

Some of the significant risk factors of coronary artery disease patients should be aware of includes a family history of the disease, smoking, a lack of physical activity, an unhealthy diet, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high levels of LDL cholesterol, an insulin resistance, and reaching an older age. For men, the risk of coronary artery disease increases at forty-five years old, whereas for women, the risk increases at fifty-five.

Many causes contribute to developing coronary artery disease. Keep reading to learn what methods are used to diagnose it.

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