In order to manage angina we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow angina symptoms to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind angina consists of three steps:
|Cigarette Smoke Damage||24%||Unlikely|
|Sphincter Of Oddi Dysfunction**||4%||Ruled out|
|Mercury Toxicity||4%||Ruled out|
Have you experienced Angina?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ No / angina ruled out
→ Past episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Dr. Bantmanghelidj, MD in his book Your Body's Many Cries for Water reports many cases of angina attacks being reduced by drinking adequate water.
Mercury poisoning may be causing chest pain or angina, especially in anyone under age 45.
Smokers have on average 33% more angina attacks than do non-smokers.
Heart conditions such as angina or ischemia can cause pain that appears to come from the abdomen.