Associate Level Material: Chronic Disease Risk Assessment

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Associate Level Material Chronic Disease Risk Assessment To describe my disease you need to know it is caused by blockage in the blood vessels that feed the heart (the coronary arteries). In some people with coronary artery disease, over time a substance called plaque, which contains large amounts of cholesterol, builds up inside the coronary arteries. Sudden cardiac death occurs if the heart, as a result of reduction in blood flow starts beating in an abnormal way that cannot effectively pump blood throw the body. With this disease it is more common to cause death in both men and women. In fact, it accounts for more than 30% of all deaths. With women, we are 8 times more likely to die of this disease than breast cancer. Many people with this disease can live for years with chest pain, shortness of breath and fatigue that can severely limit their quality of life.…show more content…
Some other contributors to this disease may include the lack of exercise, a diet high in saturated fats and low in fiber, our family history, and several other dietary and laboratory factors. Overall, over 90% of all causes are under our control. A risk factor is anything that affects our chances of getting a particular disease. We can control some, but not all of the risk factors that we might have. The risk factors that we cannot control are our family history and environmental exposures or behaviors from our past. The risk factors that we can control may include our current behaviors, particularly our diet and exercise, and our current environmental exposures, such as to tobacco smoke. I also think another risk factor for this disease is stress. Stress is not a good thing to have. Stress can also cause us to get all different kinds of diseases and

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