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What is Angina

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What is Angina Pectoris? A Serious Warning!

It’s when one of the heart’s arteries is temporarily deprived of blood and oxygen and goes into a spasm, causing a sharp chest pain! It’s your heart’s warning pain, crying for a lifestyle change to a healthy diet, fasting, exercise, etc. Usually these spasms last only a few seconds, but sometimes 3 to 5 minutes, and rarely more than 15 to 20 minutes. These are serious warnings. Please heed these warning pains listed below!

 Angina chest pain is the most common symptom of heart disease, especially in women. In the Framingham Heart Study women were two times more likely to develop angina than to have a sudden heart attack as their first symptom of heart disease.

The American Heart Association advises men and women to seek fast immediate medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms:

An uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing, or pain in the center of the chest that doesn’t go away in a few minutes. (Play safe: check these out.)

• Pain spreading to shoulders, back, neck or arms, slurred speech, ashen face.

• Chest discomfort – palpitations, nausea, sweating, difficulty in breathing, heartburn, feeling faint or dizzy on exertion.

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