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  • Angina (also called angina pectoris) is chest discomfort, caused by reduced oxygen supply to the heart muscle, in relation to its needs.
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    Angina (also called angina pectoris) is chest discomfort, caused by reduced oxygen supply to the heart muscle, in relation to its needs.

  • A regular exercise programme under the doctor's supervision can prevent angina.
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    A regular exercise programme under the doctor's supervision can prevent angina.

  • A supervised weight-loss programme in over-weight persons also reduces the chances of angina.
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    A supervised weight-loss programme in over-weight persons also reduces the chances of angina.

  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and avoid foods high in fat and cholesterol.
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    Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and avoid foods high in fat and cholesterol.

  • The blood pressure should be checked regularly and kept as close as possible to 120/80mmHg.
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    The blood pressure should be checked regularly and kept as close as possible to 120/80mmHg.

  • Get relaxed sleep at night.
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    Get relaxed sleep at night.

  • Always carry the medicines prescribed by the doctor along with the prescription.
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    Always carry the medicines prescribed by the doctor along with the prescription.

  • Take sublingual nitroglycerin/isosorbide (or the emergency treatment for angina as advised by the doctor) if stopping an activity doesn't help the pain, or if the pain occurs at rest.
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    Take sublingual nitroglycerin/isosorbide (or the emergency treatment for angina as advised by the doctor) if stopping an activity doesn't help the pain, or if the pain occurs at rest.

  • Follow-up regularly with the doctor.
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    Follow-up regularly with the doctor.

  • Avoid stress.
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    Avoid stress.

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