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Can You Develop Angina in Your 20s?
Although Angina is commonly seen in middle-aged to older male patients, it can be a condition anyone, regardless of age or sex, can get. Remember that Angina is not a disease, but simply chest pain in its manner which could be a symptom of an underlying heart issue.
Let’s take a look at the possibility of younger people getting angina, why it could happen, and what someone with angina can do.
Can young people get angina?
A young person can develop angina in their 20s or 30s, but it is quite rare. Angina comes about due to a reduction of blood flow being able to get to muscles in the heart. Typically, such a reduction naturally occurs because of age.
Why would a younger person have angina?
Weaknesses in the heart area can play a part, but most young people who develop the condition do so due to family history.
Strong indicators that a younger person may develop angina at some point would be if they had male relatives diagnosed when they were under 55, or female relatives when under 65. Again, while history is a good indicator, the chances remain very low for a younger person to have it.
What are the symptoms to look out for?
Common symptoms include:
You can find comprehensive information by visiting our Angina page
Can younger people develop heart issues?
It is possible for younger people, even in their 20s, to find themselves with heart issues.
Example of heart conditions you may see someone in their 20s having include:
How can young adults keep their heart healthy?
It’s a simple case of having things in moderation and ensuring risks can be reduced by being proactive. Exercise is excellent for heart health, as is not smoking. We recommend reading some of the latest posts on our blogs for advice, including this article on how running a marathon is good for your heart health.
How can younger people with heart problems get help?
Health heart is a very serious issue. The cardiology team here at OneWelbeck helps patients of all ages tackle underlying heart issues like angina through a specialised end-to-end patient experience.
Get in touch
Would you like to talk with someone at OneWelbeck about meeting with a cardiologist to discuss angina or a specific heart problem?
Please get in touch with us via our contact form, which you can find here. Leave your details, and we will be in contact regarding your enquiry. In the meantime, we recommend clicking here to get more information on Angina and how it is treated in the OneWelbeck clinic.