Angina (also called angina pectoris) is chest discomfort, caused by reduced oxygen supply to the heart muscle, in relation to its needs.
A regular exercise programme under the doctor’s supervision can prevent angina.
A supervised weight-loss programme in over-weight persons also reduces the chances of angina.
Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and avoid foods high in fat and cholesterol.
The blood pressure should be checked regularly and kept as close as possible to 120/80mmHg.
Get relaxed sleep at night.
Always carry the medicines prescribed by the doctor along with the prescription.
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.
Follow-up regularly with the doctor.