Preventing angina pain


Angina (also called angina pectoris) is chest discomfort, caused by reduced oxygen supply to the heart muscle, in relation to its needs.

Preventing angina pain

A regular exercise programme under the doctor’s supervision can prevent angina.

 regular exercise

A supervised weight-loss programme in over-weight persons also reduces the chances of angina.

weight-loss programme

Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and avoid foods high in fat and cholesterol.

 healthy, well-balanced diet

The blood pressure should be checked regularly and kept as close as possible to 120/80mmHg.

blood pressure should be checked regularly

Get relaxed sleep at night.

relaxed sleep

Always carry the medicines prescribed by the doctor along with the prescription.

carry the medicines prescribed

Take sublingual nitroglycerin/isosorbide (or the emergency treatment for angina as advised by the doctor) if stopping an activity doesn’t help the pain, or if the pain occurs at rest.

emergency treatment

Follow-up regularly with the doctor.

Follow-up regularly with the doctor

Avoid stress.

Avoid stress

 

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