Tag Archives: angina pectoris definition

Angina Pectoris Definition

Angina pectoris definition is described as a chest pain that is caused by a diminished supply of blood to the heart because of a lesion on the walls or valves of the heart, or an obstruction by way of narrowing of the coronary arteries.  Because of this obstruction or damage, the heart receives a lower amount of oxygen than it needs to function properly.  This is known as ‘ischemia’.

Unhealthy lifestyles and the consequences of such are a factor for having angina such as:angina pectoris

  • smoking
  • heavy drinking
  • eating junk food
  • lack of exercise
  • high blood pressure
  • being overweight or obese
  • diabetes
  • all the above cause chronic stress to the body
  • the risks increase as you get older
  • Magnesium deficiency

Continue reading Angina Pectoris Definition