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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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Dr. Gutti Rao
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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