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Are there alternative treatments for unstable angina?

Unstable angina is a life-threatening condition and requires emergency medical care. If you have symptoms of unstable angina, do not try to treat it yourself.
However, there are behavioral and lifestyle changes that can help prevent another incident of unstable angina. These include quitting smoking, losing weight, and eating nutritious food, all of which have been shown to have a positive effect on arteries and angina symptoms. In addition, certain supplements may be used to widen arteries and allow blood to flow more easily. These are L-arginine and L-carnitine. However, it is extremely important to ask your doctor about using these, or any, supplements beforehand. Sometimes supplements can cause problems when combined with your other medications.

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