Coronary Heart Diseases(CHD) are a major cause for deaths among adults across the world. In India, CHD is affecting an ever increasing number of the adult population year-on-year. Some of the reasons for this include obesity, poor nutrition, smoking and diabetes.
CHD results in the narrowing of the coronary arteries – the blood vessels that supply oxygen and blood to the heart. CHD commonly causes chest pain, shortness of breath or heart attack.
CHD cannot be cured, but with today’s advancements in medical technologies it can be managed effectively. Treatment involves lifestyle changes, and possibly some medical procedures and medications. Lifestyle recommendations include eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and in certain cases bariatric surgery.