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Treatments Options for Alleviating Unbearable Chest Pains

Chest pain is common among people of all ages and may not indicate an underlying serious health condition. However, if you experience recurrent chest pain, you have to act fast and see a specialist. If you are looking for effective treatment for recurrent Plano chest pain, there is help at Heart and Vascular Care.  

Chest pain 101

Chest pain ranges from a dull ache to a more serious burning sensation. In some cases, you may experience excruciating pain that radiates to your neck and shoulders that lasts for a few seconds. You may experience chest pain due to injured ribs or problems in the nerves present in the esophagus. In some cases, chest pain can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition such as heart disease. Heart and Vascular Care is the go-to place for a comprehensive examination; the center has experts in treating pain.

What are the different types of angina?

Angina is the throbbing pain in your chest that comes due to inadequate oxygen in the blood vessels. You may experience tightness or extreme pressure along with a throbbing ache in your chest. Angina can also mean you have other issues, such as coronary artery disease. Other forms of the case include:

  • Unstable angina

Unstable angina occurs due to obstructions in your blood vessels. This type of angina does not improve with regular medications or rest. It may also put your life in jeopardy due to life-threatening complications such as heart attack if not treated promptly. The common symptoms of unstable angina include shortness of breath, dull ache, throbbing pain that radiates down your arms.

  • Stable angina

 Stable angina typically occurs during intense physical activity or stress due to a restriction of blood flow to your heart and may improve with rest. This type of angina manifests itself as intense tightness or extreme pressure in your chest. Stable angina may also cause dizziness, profuse sweating, shortness of breath, and nausea. This condition can also occur due to emotional stress, smoking, and eating heavy meals.

  • Angina equivalent

Angina equivalent is a signature symptom of myocardial ischemia. Its symptoms include fatigue, vomiting, diaphoresis, and shortness of breath. The anginal equivalent is more prevalent in women than in men.

How can you treat chest pain?

Dr. Singh recommends treatment depending on the root cause or the severity of your condition. During your appointment, Dr. Singh and his skilled team perform a thorough medical exam to determine the cause of your chest discomfort. He may also review your medical history and discuss your symptoms. Your doctor utilizes the results of your physical exam to determine a suitable treatment plan, which may include minor lifestyle changes. The team may also prescribe medications such as nitrates and beta-blockers to boost your blood flow and restore your heart’s vital signs. If your condition does not improve, Dr. Singh may recommend a surgical procedure.

Angina can cause you a lot of distress; find yourself a Heart and Vascular Care expert to relieve your issue with top-class diagnostics and treatment. Call the center or book your place online to start the journey to a healthier life.