This campaign explores some of the common, but less well-known signs of angina, and explains why it’s key to not only act now, but act early in angina.
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Ignoring the symptoms of Angina
A lot of people either ignore or don't fully recognize angina because symptoms can express in many ways. Instead, it is easy to brush symptoms off as stress or fatigue.
This campaign aims to tackle the lack of awareness and some of the misconceptions around angina so people can act now and live their lives to the full.
If you feel pain or discomfort in any of these places and it comes on with physical exertion and/or goes away within 5 minutes of rest it could be angina.
Talk to your doctor about a personalised treatment.
The 3 A's of angina awareness
Seemingly unrelated symptoms like breathlessness, back or jaw pain and indigestion on physical effort could be angina. Symptoms vary from person to person, so don’t ignore them if they persist.
Just as angina symptoms vary from person to person, appropriate treatment also needs to be tailored to every individual’s needs. Talk to a doctor about your symptoms for a personalised treatment.
Even the best medicines don’t work if they aren’t taken. Use medications as prescribed, see your doctor regularly and follow-through on recommended lifestyle changes.
Angina Awareness Campaign Video
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