Cardiovascular Diseases - Know The Treatment Of Angina In Women
by Ann Louise
Symptoms of angina in women can be very stressful if they start to appear. Stress could even trigger the symptoms in getting worst. And the bad part is they could be signs for a pending heart attack. Let's discuss how angina in women in this article.
Cardiovascular Diseases or CVD are the world's top killer diseases. It could attack any age, race, and gender, especially the highly risked ones. Risk factors have contributed a lot to precipitate or trigger heart diseases. They are classified into 2 types: The non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors.
Non-modifiable risk factors are gender (WOMEN are more prone), family history of heart diseases, genetics and other congenital problems. These factors can't be prevented. Thus people who have these factors must be careful enough not to get any heart disease. He/she may prevent it in altering the modifiable risk factors.
Modifiable risk factors include cigarette smoking and alcohol abuse, chronic stress or depression, weakened immune system, recurrent infections, sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise, and high cholesterol diet. These factors can be prevented or altered. Prevention or alteration of these factors could result into reversal of the symptoms.
The most common sign of all heart diseases is Angina Pectoris. It is indicated by chest pains accompanied by chest congestion. The pain usually radiates from the chest to the shoulders. It is usually regular in frequency and duration and is precipitated or triggered by strenuous activities, heavy loads, stress, fatigue or depression.
If angina becomes irregular in rhythm, it is now called Unstable Angina. This type of angina is a common sign for a pending heart attack. The pain becomes sharper and cannot be relieved by rest. It could radiate into the shoulders, neck and jaws. This could occur though the person is at rest. When you happen to encounter these symptoms, you should call your doctor or go to the hospital immediately.
Knowing what you should do in emergency situations is a must. The first step you should take is to learn about your condition and how to prevent it from becoming worst. Consult your doctor for more information.