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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT
A common cause of heart disease is blockage of the coronary arteries; which are the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. This blockage is known as coronary artery disease and it's the major reason people have heart attacks.
You can help reduce your risk of heart disease by taking certain steps to control factors that may increase your risks:
MANAGEMENT INVOLVING CHOLESTEROL
Cholesterol occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But having too much in your blood can cause it to stick to the walls of your arteries, known as plaque; which can narrow or block arteries.
High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart disease. There are usually no signs or symptoms that you have high blood cholesterol, but it can be detected with a blood test. You are likely to have high cholesterol if members of your family have it, if you are overweight, or if you eat a lot of fatty foods.
You can lower your cholesterol by exercising and consuming more fruits and vegetables. Medication is also needed to help lower one's cholesterol.
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