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Angina Causes and Risk Factors

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Angina Causes and Risk Factors
What is angina?
Causes and Risk Factors
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Treatment

Causes of angina
Some possible triggers of stable angina include exposure to very hot or cold temperatures and/or heavy meals. Other causes of spasms in the coronary arteries include:

  • cocaine use
  • exposure to cold
  • emotional stress
  • medicines that tighten or narrow blood vessels
  • smoking

Risk factors
Angina is a symptom of an underlying heart condition, usually coronary artery disease (CAD). So if you're at risk for CAD, you're also at risk for angina. Risk factors for CAD include:

  • age (men 45+ and women 55+)
  • cigarette smoking
  • family history of early heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • insulin resistance or diabetes
  • lack of physical activity
  • metabolic syndrome
  • overweight or obesity
  • unhealthy cholesterol levels

Angina is relatively common. But do you know how to identify the symptoms of angina? Early identification and diagnosis is the key to receiving the best treatment available. While some of the symptoms of angina are well known, these can be hard to distinguish from other types of chest pain, such as the pain or discomfort of indigestion. Continue reading the Angina Symptoms section for more information about common symptoms of angina pectoris.

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