Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most common types as well as one of the main causes of death in the world. The condition happens when plaque blocks the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that carry blood to your heart. As a result, the blood flow through your coronary arteries is reduced and the flow of nutrients to the heart is disrupted, leading to serious medical problems. Plaque is a buildup of a combination of sticky cholesterol, fat, and other substances. This buildup happens over time, even starting as early as childhood and makes the walls inside your arteries become narrower and harder. The process in which the plaque collects inside your arteries is known as atherosclerosis. The following is some of the risk factors of coronary artery disease:
- You smoke tobacco.
- You have an inactive or sedentary lifestyle, meaning you don’t exercise regularly.
- You have a poor