The water we drink and the air we inhale plays a lead role in our well being. But at present due to increase in pollution, people fall short of unpolluted air and water.Pollutants are very poisonous, and inhaling pollutants of any form will definitely increase the chances of you having issues with your health. Due to pollution, people with heart diseases are indeed at even higher risks.
Coronary heart disease (CHD), also called as the coronary artery disease (CAD) is one such heart disease that occurs in the coronary arteries. These coronary arteries are major suppliers of oxygen rich blood to the heart muscles. Each one of us knows that for the heart to function properly it needs regular supply of oxygen. CAD is a condition when fat, cholesterol, and calcium builds up in the coronary arteries. This composition of fat, cholesterol, and calcium present in the blood are referred as plaque. The condition when plaque builds up is often referred as atherosclerosis. Plaque reduces the flow of blood to the heart muscle by the formation of blood clot in the arteries which in turn can cause angina or sometimes even a heart attack. In simple words CAD can be referred as the abnormalities of the arteries that carry oxygen to the heart muscle. The images below will give you a complete picture of CHD.
Normally for heart disease, the risk factors are the conditions that can increase the chances of heart disease and so is the case with CAD. There are many risk factors, some are uncontrollable where as a few are controllable factors. A recent study reveals that females above the age of 55 and males who are above the age of 45 are more prone to get CAD, and this indeed is an uncontrollable factor. Sometimes, even family history can cause a heart disease which can not be controlled. But there are factors like blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and cholesterol factors that can be controlled by employing proper methods and lifestyle.
Pollution caused by humans is undoubtedly increasing danger for them. According to a recent study, pollution causes premature death. Believe it or not, pollution indeed makes a severe impact on coronary heart disease.
Coronary Heart Disease is one common type of heart disease. A recent finding suggests that the pollution has serious effects on the cardiovascular system. This cardiovascular system has two main components and they are heart and blood vessels. The exposure to pollution leads to absorption of the pollutants like carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide that are said to cause coronary heart disease. This exposure may result in causing structural changes.
The treatments for coronary heart disease are-
- Surgical Intervention- Angioplasty, Coronary artery bypass, etc.
- Changes in Lifestyle- Quitting smoking habits, weight control, etc.
- Medications- Aspirin, Nitroglycerin, etc.
With the various treatments available, coronary heart disease can be controlled. Although at extreme conditions, coronary heart disease can be life threatening, with proper medications the extent of the arteries being damaged can be reduced.
Pollution is a major environmental health problem affecting millions of people around the globe. Pollution always bears a negative impact which is indeed a matter of concern. The impact of pollution is different for different people and so is the way of recovering. For some, changing their lifestyle could show tremendous results in curing CHD, whereas some may need medications or sometimes even surgery. Although each one of us is different, early detection of CHD will definitely help gain better results.