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Health Tip: Suggestions to Help Manage Angina

Health Tip: Suggestions to Help Manage Angina

10/13/11

(HealthDay News) -- Angina describes the pain and discomfort that occurs when the heart lacks a sufficient supply of oxygenated blood.

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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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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