Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

How do i know if I have heartburn or angina ?

chest pain. But is it just hearburn or do I have heart problems and i am experiencing angina?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
Answers:  1 Views:  986
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
  User's Response
I was born with a fairly serious heart condition so I hope I can be of assistance to you. First off, anyone who tells/asks you about a symptom of angina doesn't know anything about it because angina is a symptom, it doesn't have symptoms. It is very important that you figure out if you're having heartburn or angina as angina can be a symptom of serious diseases or conditions. One way to tell is to take a pill or whatever you like for heartburn when you're having the problem and that will give you your answer. Also, if you are experiencing light handedness, dizziness, confusion, swelling in your legs/ankles/abdomen, numbness in your arms/legs, if you're constantly tired or weak, if your appetite has decreased, if you notice a blue/purple/gray tint in your skin around your nose or mouth or in your hands or feet, if your nail beds (right close to your cuticles) look darker and more purple than normal, if you feel like your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering or feel any other kind of irregular heart beat, if you're putting on weight rapidly (by rapidly I mean a pound or two every few days at Least), or if you just feel down then you should DEFINITELY go see a doctor. these are all signs of heart trouble. even if it's only one symptom alongside angina you should go see a cardiologist. If you suddenly feel a combination of these symptoms (especially numbness on one side of your body or in your limbs (one side or all limbs), dizzyness, weakness, confusion, irregular heart beat) then you should get yourself to the emergency room ASAP. If it turns out to be angina it could be a warning of an impending major/minor heart attack..and that wouldn't be that much fun. Go see a doctor!
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor