- Created by: ellabernhardt
- Created on: 14-05-18 20:22
AFFECTS HEART AND BLOOD VESSELS
1)High blood pressure and lots of bad cholesterol can lead to build up of fatty deposites inside arteries, narrowing them. Overtime the fatty deposits harden, formng atheromas, restricting blood flow to the heart.
2) Sometimes bits of atheroma can breaks off or damage the blood vessel, causing blood clot.Complete breakage of an artery can cause HEART ATTACK, whn part of the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen. If blockage occurs in the brain it can cause a STROKE.
DIFFERENT WAYS OF TREATING CVD
eating a healthy diet that is low in saturated fat, reducing stress and exercising regularly and quiting smoking, ca reduce the risk of developing CVD in the first place which avoids complications of treating it after it has already develooped.
However even if youve already had problems(heart attack) having a healthy lifestyle can still help and can also make other forms of treatment more effective.