Health Tip: Suggestions to Help Manage Angina

-- 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.

Posted: October 2011


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