Heart Attack, Chronic Chest Pain, & Angina: What's the Difference?

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Angina is a term used for chest pain. It is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. People who experience angina usually have squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness or pain in their chest. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease and can be a recurring problem or sudden, acute health concern. Symptoms include: chest pain or discomfort, fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, etc. A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction, is when due to a lack of oxygen a portion of the heart muscle dies or just stops working.  

Most people with frequent angina are put on high blood pressure medication and given Nitroglycerin, a vasodilator to get more oxygen to parts of the heart that needs it. The most common side effect of angina and its prescription medication is nausea and vomiting? Did you know that peppermint contains a natural calcium channel blocking activity? The No Mo Nausea Band uses acupressure at P6 to target all 4 different receptors in the puke center of the brain to stop nausea before it starts. The peppermint aromatherapy smell gives instant nausea relief due to the direct pathway to the brain.  

March 10, 2015 by jacqueline darna
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