Angina – Symptoms and Causes

Angina – Symptoms and Causes


Angina is a type of chest pain or discomfort in the center of the chest. It happens when something blocks the blood flow to your heart so the heart isn’t getting enough oxygen.


 it is a symptom of  Coronary insufficiency, when blood supply that normally nourishes the heart with oxygen is stopped.


and it  is described as a feeling of squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness in the chest or rather chest pain. A huge number of people  describe it as something heavy on their chest.


Sometimes, It’s hard to differentiate between Angina and chest pain. Such as pain and discomfort are caused by GERD or gastritis. Anyway when you are feeling chest pain, you have to visit a doctor immediately to diagnose you and to get the proper medical treatment.


Signs and Symptoms  Include:

  • Chest pain, and discomfort in the chest in particular with effort and they are the main characteristics of angina.
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath (Dyspnea)
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating and dizziness are additional symptoms of angina.


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Descriptions of Angina Pectoris Symptoms

Frequently pain and discomfort in case of angina are described as pressure, squeezing, congestion or pain in the center of the chest. Furthermore some people describe it as a plier pressing on the chest, or something is heavy on the chest. You may also have pain in your arms, in particular the left one, neck, jaw, shoulders or the back.


The severity of angina is determined according to its duration and type. It is necessary to determine if the chest pain is a new or a variable. Because new symptoms or variables indicate severe angina (Unstable Angina) or a heart attack.


Knowing the types of angina and how they differ is important.

Stable :

  •  usually happens after you’ve exerted yourself physically such as going up the stairs.
  • It is expectable, and the pain is similar to the chest pain that maybe occurred before.
  • It is short-term, It may take 5 min or less.
  • It disappears after the rest or proper treatment.
  • It may occur due to stress or emotional issues. 


Unstable :

  • It may occur during the rest.
  • It is different from stable angina.
  • It is unexpectable.
  • It is more serious and it takes a long time than the stable. It may take 30 min or more.
  • It does not necessarily disappear after the rest or proper medical treatment.
  • It indicates a heart attack.

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