Friday, October 30, 2009
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US and over 15 million are affected by it. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is also known as Coronary artery disease (CAD) and is caused by the narrowing of arteries due to plaque build-up. Coronary heart disease prevents the normal flow of blood in the arteries causing chest pain, fatigue with minimum exertion, difficulty breathing and heart attacks.
People with diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, poor blood circulation and high blood pressure along with hereditary factors are at increased risk of CHD.
The risks of coronary heart disease can be mitigated by controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. A healthy diet and exercise program can go a long way in preventing coronary heart disease. Giving up smoking and excessive drinking is also essential.
Herbs such as Arjuna and herbal formulations like Abana which contain Arjuna, Guggul and other herbs help to protect the heart, improve blood flow, reduce blood pressure and also regulate cholesterol levels.
More information on arteriosclerosis and its prevention