If you or someone you care for has developed arm pain, indigestion, or frequent chest pain, it could be early signs of angina.
Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD) that is characterised by chest pain and caused by a reduced amount of blood flow to the heart. As we grow older, the chances of developing angina increase significantly, making it a potentially deadly condition for those with weaker bodies.
Angina can have a debilitating effect on everyday life to the point where some activities can become near impossible to accomplish. Fortunately, there is assistance available to people suffering with angina.
Discover the various ways in which angina care can help, and how to arrange it with My Care My Home.
Angina care is a type of condition-led care that offers tailored assistance to people suffering with symptoms of angina. It revolves around supporting patients with their everyday lives and helping develop ways to reduce the painful side effects of the condition.
Angina is primarily treated via lifestyle alterations that can help further reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, medical professionals can also prescribe various medications in addition to nursing care for angina in more extreme cases.
Some of the main ways in which Angina can be treated include:
• Stopping smoking
• Eating healthy
• Weight loss
• Diet control
• Reducing stress
• Consuming less alcohol
Angina care is reserved for those who have received a diagnosis or have suspected symptoms. Due to its affiliation with coronary artery disease, angina will only be treated by a doctor when it is diagnosed as such.
The prevalence of angina increases with older age. Research has shown that people between the ages of 45-64 are at a greater risk than younger adults.
A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes doubles the risk of being diagnosed with angina.
As obesity causes arteries to narrow, blood flow can be reduced; subsequently increasing the likelihood of angina.
Depending on the severity of your case, securing an angina diagnosis can be a matter of life, death or major discomfort.
Highly experienced in sourcing all sorts of care, My Care My Home is able to leverage years of arranging and providing care for various types of individuals in order to help you through difficult times.
From consulting with carers to liaising with your local authority, we can help you cope with angina and continue to live without discomfort.
If you live in South Wales or Wigan, our team of carers can provide their services directly. Failing this, we can consult our database of trusted caregivers located throughout England and Wales.
We always endeavour to make each and every experience unique. However, there are some standard steps to our process, such as:
Before we can fully help you, your first step is to reach out to your GP and secure a diagnosis. If you are struggling, our team can point you in the right direction and help you get what you need.
2. Tailored Care
After a diagnosis has been secured, My Care My Home will work tirelessly to orchestrate the best possible care for your particular circumstances. However, while we can make informed recommendations which we believe will make your day-to-day life easier, the choice ultimately comes down to you and your preferences.
3. Ongoing Observation
With your services arranged, we will frequently reach out to check in and see if there are any further ways in which your services can be optimised as your needs change. If there’s anything we can do, we make any necessary adjustments while allowing you to focus on getting better.