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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina Treatment: Body

There are 5 Body treatments for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina.
Written by ColleenO.

There are several ways you can modify your lifestyle to help manage the symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD) and angina. (For more information on lifestyle changes for CAD and angina, click here.) Consider the following:

  • Smoking damages your blood vessels, reduces the amount of oxygen in your blood, and forces your heart to work harder. All of these things make CAD and angina worse. If you smoke, consider quitting. While it can be very difficult, there are many ways to quit smoking. Seek support from loved ones and health professionals.
  • Regular exercise might help you feel better and provides numerous other benefits. Exercise will strengthen the heart muscle, help lower blood pressure, support weight management, and help reduce stress. Moderate exercise is recommended (at least 3-4 times a week for 30 minutes). See the exercise article for more information and tips on starting a regular exercise program. Note: If you already have CAD, talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise program.

Chelation therapy is a controversial treatment that has been suggested as an alternative to surgical treatments for CAD and angina. When performed correctly by a qualified practitioner, it is relatively harmless, though it might also offer few or no benefits.

Note: Coronary artery disease (CAD) and angina are serious diseases that absolutely require conventional medical evaluation and supervision. No one should self-treat for CAD or angina. However, lifestyle modification and alternative treatments may provide a useful adjunct to standard medical care when monitored by an appropriate healthcare professional.

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Effect of Chelation Therapy on Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina

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Effect of Exercise on Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina

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Effect of Smoking Cessation on Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina

Because smoking is one of the major lifestyle contributors to the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) and angina, quitting can be an important part of preventing and treating the disease.

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Effect of Acupuncture on Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina

Some people may attempt to use acupuncture to help treat some of the underlying causes of CAD. For example, acupuncture can help people to quit smoking, give you enough energy to exercise, and help...

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Effect of Yoga on Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina

Exercise and weight loss can help treat coronary artery disease. Not only good for exercise, the meditative breathing component of yoga can help to calm individuals with CAD as well.

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