When plaque builds up, it narrows the coronary arteries that supply the heart with oxygen and nutrients this causes the coronary arteries to become diseased.
The plaque is caused by deposits containing cholesterol and this along with inflammation are usually to blame for coronary artery disease.
The decreased blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A complete blockage can cause a heart attack.
Coronary artery disease often develops over a long time and this may cause the problem to go unnoticed until you have a significant blockage or a heart attack. But there’s plenty you can do to prevent and treat coronary artery disease. A healthy lifestyle can have a big impact on heart health
We will be looking at lung disease that affects the blood vessels The right side of the heart receives low-oxygen blood from the veins. It pumps blood into the lungs through the pulmonary arteries. These blood vessels can suffer from disease as well.
Pulmonary embolism otherwise called deep vein thrombosis is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs
I worked as a CNA for a number of years, before retirement, and during my time working in the field, I have come across a number of elderly people suffering from different types of chronic lung disease.
It was very painful for me to watch them laboring to breathe even with the aid of oxygen in some cases and it was still very difficult,
So I think we should look at some of these chronic lung diseases and their causes and what we could do to prevent them in our effort in maintaining good health.