What You Need To Know About Angina

The signs and symptoms of angina are chest pain or pressure that usually goes away with rest. If it lasts longer or comes on during resting, see your doctor. If rest doesn’t make it go away, go to the emergency room immediately. Get a diagnosis from a specialist. But don’t think of it as incurable and don’t think that you have to be on prescription medications for the rest of your life.

Common causes include nutritional deficiencies, , an accumulation of trans-fats (once you eat them, they stay in the body), consuming rancid fats (it causes a vitamin E deficiency), and smoking. Generally, anything that affects the strength of the heart muscle, the ability of the body to bring oxygen to the blood and tissues, and lipid metabolism can cause angina. That includes stress, cold weather, high altitudes, high blood pressure, and exertion. Other causes include using contraceptive or HRT (hormone replacement therapy) because they use synthetic hormones, or taking alpha-tocopherol (“vitamin E”) or high-dose ascorbic acid (“vitamin C”) regularly. These substances cause imbalances in the body that cause the body to become unhealthy. Vitamin B complex and magnesium deficiencies also contribute to heart problems as well as a decreased ability to handle stress.

Long before experiencing chest pain, you may develop atherosclerosis and begin having coronary artery spasms without even knowing it. With a healthy lifestyle, these conditions can be prevented or improved.

Treatment includes taking high-quality, whole-food supplements, reducing stress, and making diet changes. Magnesium chloride applied to the skin is the most easily used form of magnesium and, among other things, is a natural calcium channel blocker. It also works to relax the heart muscle and the tiny muscles in the blood vessels. Whole-food vitamin B, C, and E complexes should be taken. They are NOT available at your local supplement store. They must be obtained from a doctor. There is a natural supplement that has a nitroglycerin-like effect for the control and prevention of angina. If you smoke, you MUST stop. Occasionally, ribs can cause pain too. So if your exam doesn't reveal any heart problems, have your chiropractor check your ribs.

Pay attention to your body. Make the changes you need to make in order to cure your body and prevent having a heart attack. It’s the only body you have!

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