Chronic Coronary Artery Disease
When your coronary arteries are narrow, they are unable to supply the proper oxygen-rich blood to your heart. The decreased blood flow may not cause coronary artery disease at first, but as plaque continues to build in your arteries, you are at risk of developing chronic coronary artery disease.
The most common symptoms of this condition include:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Heart attack
Heart attack may seem like a huge symptom, which it is, but sometimes one can occur without any apparent sign or symptom.
There are several causes of coronary artery disease that include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, insulin resistance, or an inactive lifestyle. All of these factors can cause damage to the inner layer of your coronary artery. Once this inner layer is damaged, plaque will begin to accumulate in the damaged area. Other risk factors of contracting chronic coronary artery disease include aging, sex (men are more susceptible), family history, obesity, and high stress.
There are multiple treatments that have been implemented to help patients through their chronic coronary artery disease. The most important aspect is having a physician who can pinpoint which treatment is right for you. The expert physicians here at Stem Cell International offer effective natural alternatives to many traditional treatments and would love to help. Call and book an appointment today to see how we can assist.