Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the term that describes what happens when your heart’s blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries. The major symptoms of CHD are angina – chest pain, heart attacks and heart failure.

Early signs of heart disease

  • Chest pain
  • Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or stomach pain
  • Shortness of breath, dizziness or light headedness
  • Pressure/tightening of chest
  • Vomiting
  • Throat or jaw pain
  • Getting exhausted easily
  • Snoring
  • Sweating
  • Feeling of foreboding and anxiety

Reduce the risks of heart disease

  • Healthy eating
  • Staying active
  • Reduce alcohol intake
  • Maintain healthy weight
  • Stay stress free
  • Stop smoking
  • Maintain healthy cholesterol levels
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure levels


  • Walking
  • Muscle strengthening activities, such as gardening
  • Walking football
  • Painting and drawing
  • Swimming
  • Travel

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