Chest pain is not the cause of angina, symptoms similar to acidity:
Chest pain occurs due to many reasons. Sometimes the reason behind this is acidity or even gas, but the reason is not necessarily limited to this. Angina pain can also be the reason for this. This pain is associated with a heart attack.
In fact, when the blood circulation in the heart is interrupted, then chest pain arises. This is a symptom of coronary artery disease. This is called angina pectoris. Angina pain can happen more than once. Angina pain usually goes away quickly and can be controlled with medication and lifestyle changes. Ignoring angina means increasing the chances of a heart attack.
How to Detect Angina?
It is a bit difficult to differentiate between angina from the chest pain caused by dyspepsia or gastric. However, if you know about some of the symptoms of angina, then you can easily recognize it.
Common symptoms of angina are:
burning sensation in chest
feeling of pressure on the chest
tightness or squeezing pain
The pain associated with angina is like being stabbed in the chest. Also, sometimes this pain occurs in other parts of the body like arms, neck, shoulders and even the jaw and it is a clear symptom of a heart attack. Along with all these symptoms a person may experience dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath and excessive sweating during angina; These symptoms are not found in chest pain due to dyspepsia.
Other symptoms of angina
pain behind breastbone
sudden sore throat
There are many types of angina
Stable Angina: This is the most common type of angina which is mostly caused due to stress. Or is caused due to excess of any physical activity. It usually goes away after some rest.
Unstable angina: This is more severe than stable angina. This happens even when the person is not active. This is a sign of an impending heart attack.
Also known as Prinzmetal's angina, this form of angina is caused by spasm in the arteries of the heart, causing temporary problems with blood circulation. This pain mostly occurs during rest or at night.
Refractory angina: This pain is sometimes caused by medicines and unhealthy lifestyle.
Microvascular angina: This usually occurs in women because the smallest coronary arteries do not function normally.
How long does angina pain last?
Angina usually lasts for 3-5 minutes. However, the pain of unstable angina can last up to 15 minutes. This pain ends many times and comes again. May be intermittent over several hours.
When is angina dangerous?
Having angina does not mean that you will have a heart attack, but it certainly means that your heart is at risk. Angina can be fatal when Heart stops working for a long time. Due to blockage, when the blood does not reach the heart and oxygen does not reach, then the heartbeat stops.
(Disclaimer: Our article is for providing information only. Always consult an expert or your doctor for more details.)