What is Coronary Artery Disease?

A buildup of cholesterol in the arteries is a very dangerous disease called Coronary Artery Disease, or CAD.

When the inside layers of the arteries become blocked then the flow of blood becomes restricted this is coronary artery disease and can result in weakened artery walls where there is not enough blood flow and can point to a number of ailments including a heart attack.

Hardening of the arteries, or Arteriosclerosis happens when cholesterol or fat is carried by the blood stream and deposited in the arteries.


This can result in a blockage due to either a blood clot or to a piece of plaque that becomes dislodged and is carried to a smaller artery. Several factors contribute to coronary artery disease, some are controllable and some of are not. These factors are referred to by the health profession as risk factors.

Risk factors for Coronary artery disease

Aging is a major risk factor of coronary artery disease simply because blockages in the arteries do occur as a result of time, but this can be overcome by eating more healthily and taking prior steps to keeping your arteries clean.

Genetics and Coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease can also be a result of genetics, more so if someone in the immediate family suffers from it. Males and post menopausal women are also particularly prone to CAD. Other diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol can also contribute to coronary artery disease.

Many factors can be associated with CAD but, some are behavioral and can be changed. Smoking greatly increases the chances of developing coronary artery disease so you know what you should do there, as does eating a diet rich in fats, a lifetime of fast foods and a lack of exercise.

It’s never too late to do something about it, but don’t put off any longer before it catches you up once and for all.

Oral EDTA Chelation Therapy can help to unblock veins and arteries and together with a healthier diet and exercise program you can relieve the symptoms of coronary artery disease.