It is possible for people who have chronic Ischaemic Heart Disease to not be aware they suffer from this condition until they experience angina or a heart attack.
While some risk factors are not preventable, such as older age and family history, the good news is that most risk factors can be modified!
This Men’s Health Week we wanted to shine a spotlight on the number one cause of death in men (and all Australians) Ischaemic Heart Disease or coronary artery disease - which is a common term for the build-up of plaque (fatty material) in the heart’s arteries, causing them to narrow.
30% of a man’s overall health is determined by his genetics. 70% is controllable through lifestyle.*