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How Do these factors affect the Heart?

Updated: Apr 7, 2023

Cardiovascular disease is triggered by a multitude of risk factors, including diabetes, blood hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia.

However, other factors that people don’t take seriously can be the cornerstone of coronary artery disease (a.k.a heart attack).


Stress can keep your body in constant alertness, releasing stress hormones such as epinephrine, nor epinephrine, and cortisol; these hormones could be detrimental for your entire body and for your heart, especially if they are chronically high.

Bad eating habits

Eating a lot of processed food can mess up your body’s natural metabolism, which increases your risk of heart disease.

Poor sleep

Sleep disorders such as insomnia have been shown to increase the risk of coronary artery disease by 18% due to hormonal disturbances.

Sedentary life

Not getting enough exercise is considered “the mother of all risk factors” since it increases your risk of diabetes, blood hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, and obesity, which comprise the most important cardiovascular risk factors.

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