Exercise and angina

Patients with coronary heart disease physical exercise is not only permitted, but encouraged. However, not every kind of activity is suitable. Useful moderate aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, Cycling or swimming. Talk to your doctor about how much exercise You can perform, and gradually increase their number. Isometric exercises in which the muscles contract (are compresed) for a long time, is not suitable for people suffering from angina. Common forms of isometric exercises include strength training and push-UPS. Proven that regular breathing exercises have a positive effect on the coronary arteries, slowing the growth in the number of plaques directly – through the so-called masage action on the endothelium (layer of cells that covers the inner surface of blood vesels), or indirectly by reducing body weight and blood presure levels, and also due to the improvement of glucose control in patients with diabetes mellitus.

You need to know what level of physical activity is causing your angina attacks and to try to stop and rest until the pain. For example, if the pain causes climbing stairs for two flights, then You should stop and rest halfway before continuing. Before you start to exercise, you should check your blood presure. If Your blood presure is poorly controlled, then You should not perform physical activity, as this may be dangerous. During training it is also necesary to monitor the pulse of you when to stop should tell Your doctor (which heart rate You should not reach).

When chest pain occurs during exercise, stop and rest or take medication. The pain should go away within a few minutes. If this has not happened, or the pain lasts longer than usual, you’ll need to seek medical help.