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Angina pain relief
Kinds:News   Time:31/03/2012   By:doris cai

pain relief As we age we become increasingly susceptible to a variety of health conditions, the most common of these being cardiac disease. You may doubt the possibility with great conviction, but if there is a chance, no matter how big or small, you need to keep yourself informed about the risks and symptoms. Angina refers to pain and discomfort in the chest area. This is the most common type of heart disease. It occurs when the blood flow to the heart muscles reduces. Angina is one of the symptoms of coronary artery disease. In individuals with this disease, the heart is unable to receive an adequate amount of oxygen-rich blood and this may result in chest pain. The discomfort in the chest can be described as a tight, squeezing or heavy sensation. Angina is also known as angina pectoris and is classified into two categories, stable and unstable. Stable pain relief angina is usually experienced when the individual exerts himself and it occurs as a recurring, lingering chest pain. Unstable angina refers to sudden pain or changes in the previous pattern of chest pain. This could be indicative of a heart attack. There is another type of angina that is quite rare. This is known as variant angina and it occurs when there is a spasm of the coronary artery. Angina is known to be a common condition but it may sometimes be difficult to differentiate it from other causes of chest pain. It is advisable to seek medical attention when any kind of unexplained chest pain is experienced.
Symptoms for Angina
The main symptoms of angina include pain or discomfort in the chest region. The pain may also extend to the shoulder, back, neck, arms or jaw. The individual may also experience symptoms such as nausea, sweating, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath and anxiety. Individuals with angina complain of a sensation of pressure or fullness in the middle of the chest. The symptoms may vary in intensity and duration. Changes in the pattern of pain must be reported to a doctor immediately. The most common type of angina is stable angina. This usually begins when the heart starts pumping harder such as when exercising. It tends to last for short periods of time and will subside even sooner if the individual rests or take appropriate medication. Sometimes angina may be similar to indigestion. Mental and emotional stress may contribute to angina.

Angina may be experienced differently by women. The pain tends to be sharper and pulsating. Symptoms such as nausea, abdominal discomfort and shortness of breath are also more likely to occur in women. Chest pain that continues for more than a few minutes or persists after taking medication and rest requires immediate medical attention. It could be a sign of an impending heart attack. Some of the other common symptoms of a heart attack include pain that radiates to the arm, shoulder, jaw and teeth, sweating and fainting.


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