Chronic Illness #4 - Ischemic heart disease (coronary heart disease) December 2, 2019 17:13

Number 4: Ischemic heart disease (or coronary heart disease)

29% of older adults were treated for ischemic heart disease – a condition that is caused by a build-up of plaque that narrows the arteries leading to the heart. Narrow or blocked arteries decreases the amount of oxygen-rich blood delivered to the heart. This can cause other complications like blood clots, angina, or a heart attack.

Habits you can incorporate to help:

  • Refrain from saturated and trans fats, and limit sugar and salt intake
  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep each night
  • Keep your stress levels in check
  • Do regular cardio exercises
  • Abstain from smoking
  • Talk to your doctor about the major risk factors, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure
  •  legs and arms are always supported
  • Take precautions to avoid joint injuries
  • Do not smoke