Health Tip: Suggestions to Help Manage Angina10/13/11
(HealthDay News) -- Angina describes the pain and discomfort
that occurs when the heart lacks a sufficient supply of oxygenated
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute offers these
suggestions to help manage angina symptoms:
- Know how long and how vigorously you can exercise without
causing angina, and always stop exercising before you reach the
point of chest pain or discomfort.
- Do your best to avoid or limit emotional stress. Exercising and
practicing relaxation techniques can help.
- Don't overeat.
- Don't push yourself too hard when it comes to work, hobbies,
sex and other physical activities.
- Know when your symptoms become severe enough that you should
seek immediate medical attention.
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