Can Gastritis Mimic Angina?
Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining, and although some people experience no symptoms, there are many warning signs that can result from it. And not all of them are directly in the stomach. In fact, one of the biggest problems with these symptoms is that there are other conditions that can have the same or very similar ones, which can cause anxiety or panic by the person who is experiencing them. Although gastritis can mimic angina, fortunately there are other symptoms to look for that can help you decide whether you need to make a doctor’s appointment or rush to the emergency room.
Gastritis can cause a burning pain or ache in your upper abdominal area. You may also experience some regurgitation from the buildup of stomach acid. Gastritis can also cause nausea or vomiting. An aching, burning pain is also one of the symptoms of angina: it is, in fact, one of the most common. And this pain can often feel like indigestion. Angina may also cause nausea, so it is easy to understand how these two conditions can be confused, especially at the initial onset of symptoms.
However, angina has a number of symptoms that gastritis does not. These include sweating, lightheadedness, weakness and fatigue. The pain from angina may also spread to the arm or shoulder. Angina is not brought on by eating particular foods, and symptoms will not improve after taking antacids.
One of the best ways to prevent gastritis is food combining. Food combining is used by millions of people to promote better digestion and overall good health. How does it work? By teaching you the value of eating more unprocessed, healthy foods, and eating them in the right combinations. When you practice food combining, you’ll be amazed at how quickly digestive disorders such as Crohn’s disease and gastritis will disappear for good.
Do you love BLT sandwiches but not how they make you feel later that night? That’s because you’re eating foods that need conflicting enzymes and acids to digest. And that conflict causes you to stay awake for hours feeling miserable. Food combining eliminates those painful combinations of foods. Everything you eat digests the same way, at the same speed. Food combining is safe and easy, and your stomach will thank you for it.
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