Angina is a condition that presents as moderate to severe chest pains, as a result of the heart not getting enough oxygen. When the blood being pumped into the heart is oxygen-deprived, it causes the heart muscles to squeeze as cause a pressure in her chest. Patients will also feel discomfort in their shoulders, arms, neck, jaw and your back. If you are feeling any pain in these areas and have a history of cardiovascular issues, you should contact us immediately as this pain can also feel like indigestion.
The issue with Angina itself is that it is really not a condition it is a symptoms of an underlying heart problem, usually Coronary Heart Disease, or coronary microvascular disease. As a result, one or more of the coronary arteries will become blocked or narrowed, known as ischemia.
Certain lifestyle choices and health factors can increase the risks of angina:
- High cholesterol
- Being overweight or obese.
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Poor diet
- Old age
- Family history of heart disease