Angina Pectoris

Angina Pectoris

Angina pectoris is a type of chest pain or pressure that is felt in the upper part of the body. It occurs due to the lack of sufficient flow of blood to the heart muscle. While many people might take it as a heart attack, it is usually a short term pain.

There are two types of angina, i.e. stable and unstable angina. Stable angina often occurs during the end of a physical activity whereas unstable angina occurs during resting time. Unstable angina is more severe in nature and lasts for a longer span of time. Unstable angina is not very common whereas stable angina is very common.

When the heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen to function properly, the body suffers from stable angina. Unstable angina occurs when the blood supplying arteries are in a critical condition. The attack of unstable angina can be really hazardous for health.

Symptoms of Angina Pectoris

Chest pain Shortness of Breath
Dizziness Pain in arms, neck, shoulder and back pain
Fatigue Squeezing or burning feeling in chest
Sweating Nausea
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  • Eat healthy food
  • Make a habit of exercising regularly
  • Manage body weight
  • Regulate cholesterol levels


  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid tobacco use
  • Do not take too much stress
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