Risk factor for coronary heart disease

The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop CHD. Even though you can’t change all you risk factors, there is plenty you can do to [...]

The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop CHD. Even though you can’t change all you risk factors, there is plenty you can do to reduce your risk and help to protect your heart.The main risk factor for coronary heart disease are:

  1. Smocking
  2. High blood pressure
  3. High blood cholesterol
  4. Diabetes
  5. Being physically inactive
  6. Being overweight or obese
  7. Family history of heart disease
  8. Ethnic background
  9. Sex – man are more likely to develop CHD at an earlier age than women.
  10. Age – the older you are, the more likely you are to develop CHD.

 

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