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Are there alternative treatments for stable angina?

Behavioral and lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, losing weight, and eating nutritious food have been shown to have a positive effect on arteries and reduce stable angina symptoms. In addition, certain supplements are believed to widen arteries and allow blood to flow more easily (although they do not treat the underlying disease). These supplements 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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