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Adrenalin sports or What withstand our hearts

Adrenalin sports or What withstand our hearts Most people know that the pursuit of extreme sports activities, such as bungee jumping, skydiving or white water rafting is associated with washout of adrenaline. But less but we anticipate what the effects of this hormone has on our hearts.

Adrenaline among the so called stress hormones, which are produced by the adrenal glands. The organism is increasingly begins to flush out when they feel danger, and is preparing to fight or to flee. While our ancestors experienced stress, especially in the event that they threatened to attack by a wild animal, nowadays can be mated to the demands that are placed upon us every day, for example in employment. Prolonged stress and anxiety lead to long-term increase in stress hormones and represent unwanted burden for our cardiovascular system by:
increased blood pressure,
increase the risk of blood clots,
s facilitating the emergence of arrhythmia (irregular heart beat)
increase blood sugar and blood fats.

When you do not risk weakening

Compared to long-term stress accompanies extreme sports rather sudden flooding of adrenaline. Accelerates the heart rate and respiratory rate, increased blood sugar, which the body needs for fuel, blood circulation to the muscles and slows digestion. Everything is designed to use for maximum physical performance, therefore, to fight or flee. Healthy heart short-term increase in adrenaline mind, for people suffering from diseases of the body, however, is such a state of high risk because it can cause heart failure or myocardial infarction.

If you suffer from any diseases of the cardiovascular system, you represent increased levels of stress hormones danger, whether it be long or short-lived state. Therefore you should better avoid stress and if you plan some adrenaline experiences, their intentions rather consult a doctor beforehand.


Source: Heart in kondici.cz



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