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Does angina affect more men then women?

Does angina affect more men then women?

Yes: Angina, the pain of insufficient blood flow to the heart due to coronary artery blockages occurs in both men and women but somewhat differently. First women in general get coronary artery disease approximately a decade older than men, thus angina at an older age. Second, while women do get classic angina , they also get atypical symptoms such as nausea, sweating and dizziness more than men. ...Read more

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Angina (Definition)

Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more


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Why are angina symptoms different in women and men?

Why are angina symptoms different in women and men?

Different creatures: We are all wired a little differently. Women are statistically more likely to experience heart pain a little atypically, but all do not. Interestingly, angina, even in people of the same sex, may be experienced quite differently. ...Read more

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I am a 50 yr female diagnosed with angina have pain in upper left leg that comes and go's? Have a slight fever

I am a 50 yr female diagnosed with angina have pain in upper left leg that comes and go's? Have a slight fever

Not likely related.: Angina is not manifest as angina. Unless you have severe vascular insufficiency this is most likely related to an ortho problem. This may be related to a hip problem or lower back issue that is referred. See your doc for further advice. How high is the fever? best wishes. ...Read more

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Is chest thightness during high intensity exercising one time a sign of angina or could it be something else? I'm female. 49, Diovan (valsartan) for HBP.

Is chest thightness during high intensity exercising  one time a sign of angina or could it be something else? I'm female. 49, Diovan (valsartan) for HBP.

One time, no, but: if it is reproducible and progressive and predictable it should be checked out by your doc. You do have one risk factor , high blood pressure, but if that is all and you are in good health, given your gender and age it is probably not angina. Since I know nothing else about you I can't comment further, so check with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Age 35, female, 50 pds overweight, non-smoker, rarely drink, all cholesterol normal except LDL 131. Pain in center of chest when stressed. Angina?

Age 35, female, 50 pds overweight,  non-smoker, rarely drink,  all cholesterol normal except LDL 131. Pain in center of chest when stressed.  Angina?

Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. It might be only a seasonal flu, but better safe than sorry. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

Full H&P: Im guessing if your asking this question you went to a new dr and he didnt do as detailed h&p as you would have expected. You may have seen the bill and were even more surprised. If im right you can check on line a see the billing codes and see what they should involve. Then if you feel theres a problem address it with your doctor. Usually if they are busy they are un aware and will remady things. ...Read more

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What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

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What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

Careful exam: Complete physical exam including ekg, x ray chest, pulmonary function test, lab tests including cbc, chemistry, lipids, thyroid function tests, urinalysis, hb a1c review of present medication and good follow up. ...Read more

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I'm 22, female, type 1 diabetic 20 years & graves disease. Had baby 12/2 & sick for month. Angina, irregular heartrate, syncope, short of breath. Help?

I'm 22, female, type 1 diabetic 20 years & graves disease. Had baby 12/2 & sick for month. Angina, irregular heartrate, syncope, short of breath. Help?

PCP visit: I would suggest having your thyroid function tests obtained, and an evaluation for autoimmune disease. The other test that you should have while you are at the PCP, is an EKG. ...Read more

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Female, 60 yoa, mitral valve prolapse w/ mild regurgitation. Moderate angina with tingling & slight weakness of left arm when at rest. Suggestions?

Female, 60 yoa, mitral valve prolapse w/ mild regurgitation. Moderate angina with tingling & slight weakness of left arm when at rest. Suggestions?

Cardiac evaluation: Though patients with mvp are known to sometimes have atypical chest pains, you need to rule out a coronary cause given your age and type of symptom. You should see a cardiologist for a complete workup. ...Read more

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What birth control will be best for me that is easy, non-messy and affordable? I'm a 47yo female diagnosis with esrd and on dialysis since 2009. Have chronic hypertension, angina, and heart disease. What birth control will be best for me that is easy, n

What birth control will be best for me that is easy, non-messy and affordable? I'm a 47yo female diagnosis with esrd and on dialysis since 2009.  Have chronic hypertension, angina, and heart disease.  What birth control will be best for me that is easy, n

Hello. : Hello. I can't say what would work best for you. But, how about good old fashioned condoms? They are cheap, usually not messy, can be carried easily in a wallet and there are no drug- drug interactions. Take care. ...Read more

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What is angina?

What is angina?

Chest pain: Angina is chest pain or discomfort you get when your heart muscle does not get enough blood. It may feel like pressure or squeezing pain in your chest. It may feel like indigestion. You may also feel pain in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw or back. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease , the most common heart disease. It happens when sticky substance called plaque builds up in arteries. ...Read more

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What is angina?

What is angina?

Angina: as a word has its origin in greek and means strangling...suggestive of the symptoms that patient with angina pectoris have when they are exerting themself. They usually have chest pain and they feel short of breath. ...Read more

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What is angina?

What is angina?

Discomfort: Lack of circulation to the heart muscle causing an uncomfortable sensation in the mid chest which is often described as "tightness", "heaviness", "squeezing" or like a "weight on the chest". ...Read more

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Symptoms of angina?

Symptoms of angina?

Typical symptoms: The common symptom is a pain, ache, discomfort or tightness that you feel across the front of the chest when you exert yourself. . You may also, or just, feel the pain in your arms, jaw, neck or stomach. An angina pain does not usually last long. It will usually ease within 10 minutes when you rest. If you take some glyceryl trinitrate, it should go within 1-2 minutes ...Read more

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Is angina reversible?

Is angina reversible?

Yes: Angina is treatable by intervention and/or medications. Talk to your cardiologist. ...Read more