Role of psychology in Coronary Heart Disease

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Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease develop when the major blood arteries that supply heart with blood, oxygen, and nutrient become narrow, damages or diseased.

For example, heart attack, heart blockage etc, if immediate medical aid is not provided to the patient then heart disease can be fatal.

Role of psychology

Psychology has a role to play at all stages of CHD. They are

1. Our believes about both health and illness lead to the onset of disease.

Like those who believe that heart attack has nothing to do with physical inactiveness or high cholesterol food etc.

2. A person’s belief have a great role in the progress of disease.

If someone believe that i got heart attack due to my genetic makeup she/ he will not understand the importance of healthy behavior as they think that they can do nothing about their health.

We know that major chronic disease are accelerated by the unhealthy lifestyle choices made by mankind in recent years.

Moving towards the positive changes like taking care of diet, more physical activity, less intake of alcohol, quitting smoking etc. can help us either in prevention or effective management of diabetes, hypertension and coronary heart disease.

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