Do you get chest discomfort with activity?
This is known as exercise induced angina. Angina is generally caused from not getting enough blood through the arteries to supply the walls of the heart with enough blood flow to adequately pump. Angina can be caused by blockage, injury or spasms. It can be particularly irritating when it comes on with exercise. Here are some things to know about symptoms you might experience when exercising.
- Warm up adequately to prevent angina with activity/exercise.Try to do 5-10 minutes of very light exercise with minimal resistance before pushing the intensity up and before increasing the resistance on your exercise equipment. This allows the arteries to dilate – or widen thus increasing the ability to bring more blood flow to the heart.
- Never try to push through angina, as it is a warning that your heart isn’t getting enough oxygenated blood. When symptoms come on reduce your…
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