What is coronary heart disease?
Coronary heart disease is when the coronary arteries are narrowed or clogged with plaque deposits on the inside wall. The narrowing of the arteries reduces flow of blood to the heart and increases the chances of a blood clot blocking the artery, resulting in a heart attack.
What causes coronary heart disease?
Coronary heart disease is caused by narrowing of the inside walls of the coronary arteries. This narrowing decreases and sometimes completely cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the heart. Narrowing of the inside walls usually happens when a person has high levels of cholesterol, a fat-like substance, in the blood. Cholesterol and fat, flowing in the blood, build up on the walls of the arteries. The buildup thickens the arteries and can slow or block the circulation of blood. When the level of cholesterol in the blood is high, there is a greater possibility that it will be deposited onto the artery walls. High blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and smoking double your chance of developing heart disease. Obesity increases the possibility of developing high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure, and physical inactivity increases the risk of heart attack.
What are the symptoms of coronary heart disease?
Early signs of coronary heart disease include chest pain and shortness of breath. A person also may feel burning, tightness, heaviness, pain, pressure, or squeezing, usually in the chest but sometimes also in the arms, neck, or jaws. However, some people can have heart attacks without ever having any of these symptoms.
What is in the Coronary Health Shakes that helps with heart concerns?
Medifast Plus for Coronary Health Shakes contain coenzyme Q10, amino acids, and Pycnogenol®, which help to provide a natural defense against heart conditions brought about by improper diets. CoQ10 is found naturally in the body and acts as an antioxidant. It has been shown to help reduce plaque deposits in the arteries and reduce the incidence of plaque rupture, both of which are precursors to heart attacks. Pycnogenol® contains antioxidant compounds that help act as the body’s first line of defense against heart disease. Certain amino acids have been shown in studies to help prevent fatty buildup in the heart and liver, which is vital to maintaining heart health.
For maximum results, consume one to three Coronary Health Shakes each day as part of your Jump Start Plan. If you’re currently on heart medications, or any other medications, consult with your physician prior to using Medifast Plus for Coronary Health.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.