pectoris is also known as chest pain due to the heart not getting
flow. This is clear and undisputed evidence that you
are suffering from heart
What is the cause of this condition? One of the major causes is from
the reduced blood
flow to the heart due to
narrowing of the blood vessels supplying heart.
This narrowing, caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries),
is due to the fatty
deposits of cholesterol on the inside of the blood vessels.
you allow this condition to continue and the blood vessels continue to
narrow, eventually, the blood flow will be reduced so much
that the heart
muscle muscle will start to die. This condition is called a heart attack or
myocardial infarction (MI).
cholesterol is one of the major reasons for this deposit to
form on the inside of the blood vessel.
Natural Remedies for
Preventing and Curing Angina
angina is the warning sign of a potential future heart attack,
treatment option is similar to treating and preventing heart disease.
to jump the natural remedies and supplements you can use to help with
preventing this condition.
It is very important that if you have high cholesterol or
high blood pressure, you must get these two conditions under under
Asked Questions & Facts
are the common
signs and symptoms?
pain, heaviness or a squeezing feeling is the most common symptom. This
usually last five minutes up to half an hour and usually occurs when
you engage in physical activities, after eating or when you are
expressing strong emotions.
The pain may also spread to the
neck, arms and the back. Breathing may be laboured and difficult. It is
important to seek medical help if this is the first time you are
suffering from chest pain.
Are symptoms in women different
than in men?
symptoms in women are similar to those experienced by men.
However, women tend to respond differently to the symptoms. For
example women who are expressing strong emotions may
heaviness in the chest and think that it is a normal feeling from being
How is it different from a
is a symptom of the heart muscle not getting the needed supply of blood
flow. The muscle tissue is suffering from a reduced oxygen supply but
no muscle tissue is damaged at this stage.
When you are suffering from a heart
the blood flow is reduced so much that the muscle
tissue starts to
die in minutes. Once the part of the heart muscle dies, it cannot be
repaired or regenerated. It becomes scar tissue. So after a heart
attack, there will be permanent tissue damage.
Needless to say, people suffering from angina will most likely get a
heart attack sometime in the future.
What are the different types of
There are three common types:
- This is when the chest pain is brought on by any strenuous activity
that causes the heart to work harder (and thus needs more oxygen).
- This type of chest pain can happen whether you are resting or
exercising. It is due the coronary arteries having a muscle spasm.
- This is the most deadly type. It happens anytime and cannot be
predicted. This form is most likely to lead to a sudden heart attack.
There are not many good treatment options for this type of chest pain.
do I get relief
from angina symptoms?
you are suffering from an attack, non-prescription
sprays or tablets are the standard therapy. They dilate the coronary
blood vessels immediately to increase blood flow to the heart muscle
and relieve the symptoms. They work within minutes. You must always
carry on you nitroglycerin at all times or able to get to it within
As well, if it is physical activities that triggered
the attack, sit down and relax. This will reduce the oxygen needs of
If the symptoms are severe or persistent constantly, prescription drugs
and/or surgery may be your only options.
I've been told I have angina.
When should I call 911 or seek immediate medical attention?
These attacks are almost always treated by using nitroglycerin spray or
sitting down and relaxing. However, if the pain continues even after
nitroglycerin (3 doses five minutes apart), call for an ambulance
immediately. You may be suffering from a heart attack
if the chest pain is different or worst than last time, seek immediate
medical attention. Do not delay as every minute counts.
Are there any cures for angina?
Since this condition is the result of reduced blood flow to the heart
caused by clogged
arteries, you will need to unclog the blood vessels to cure this
condition. There are no natural remedies or even prescription drugs
that are known to do this. The best you can do is to prevent the blood
vessels from getting further clogged. There are natural remedies that
can be helpful here. See the section on heart
studies show that physical exercise (prescribed by your doctor or
specialist) reduces future incidences of attacks. This
because exercise strengthens the heart, increases its efficiency and
thus reduces its need for oxygen.
heard that angina
can sometime be mistaken as heartburn. Is that true?
There are many cases where people who are suffering from this condition
(or having a
heart attack) thought that it was just a bad heartburn. This can be
On a personal note, we knew of a friend who was
misdiagnosed for over 2 years by his doctor as having bad heartburns.
He suffered a massive heart attack one day. About a year later, while
waiting list for a heart transplant, he died very shortly after
shoveling snow during a snow storm. He was only 45 years old.
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