Quite simply, angina is the condition of chest pain as a result of ischemia (clogging) in the heart muscle, generally seen in and caused by the clogging of the coronary arteries. The main cause of angina is coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease (CHD). Over a million Canadians deal with angina and heart disease every year due to obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and other causes.
Angina is unfortunately an extremely common, and an extremely preventable disease that can be stopped simply by healthy lifestyle work and taking on healthy exercise and eating patterns.
Angina is caused by the obstruction of the coronary arteries and the buildup of plaque within the heart muscle that is created through unhealthy lifestyles. This is typically caused, over time by a poor and unhealthy diet, and a sedentary lifestyle that lacks exercise.
Additionally, others may be affected by angina through genetic causes that create a problem in their hearts and the ischemia of their heart muscle due to the genes they have been passed down from relatives.
Symptoms of angina can include acute issues like chest and arm pain, that indicate the presence of angina and the coming of issues like heart attacks and other heart problems. Additionally, heart flutters and heart palpitations can be symptoms of angina that prove its existence and worsening.
Symptoms of angina must be taken extremely seriously and dealt with quickly; people who suffer from angina can easily seek treatment in a hospital or other acute care center if they act fast enough and are diligent about their care and recovery.
Disability Tax Credits for Angina
If you or a family member is going through the disease’s symptoms and related issues, you may qualify for Canada’s Disability Tax Credit. Some categories under which you may qualify include walking and dressing. We would have to look at your tax situation to see what you would qualify for. Call HandyTax today to speak to a friendly representative!