Imbalance Of Blood Pressure

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creates an imbalance of acid. To compensate with this imbalance the body speeds up its breathing taking in more oxygen and it also speed up the heart allowing the oxygen to be transported to the muscle faster. The human body cannot keep up with this for long. Eventually the heart and lungs reach their maximum work efforts and it can only neutralize the lactic acid for a short period of time. This buildup of lactic acid is what causes the muscles to feel fatigued and soar the next day. Once the acid production stops the muscle start to recover until the acid balance is restored. (citation). Something else that could happen when someone exercises is a change in blood pressure (citation). As the heart beats it pumps blood through many different …show more content…
Within the first few minutes of exercising systolic blood pressure increases by as much as 20 milliliters and then it levels off after that. During this time the diastolic blood pressure remains the same. After a person stops exercising their blood pressure drops down below what is was pre-exercise. This means that over time exercising regularly helps to maintain blood pressure (citation). Another thing that happens when someone exercises is the improvement of muscular endurance (citation). When a person decides to move a part of their body the brain sends messages to their muscles through nerves. The muscle fibers respond by contracting. To move the part of the body back the brain send messages to the opposing muscle telling it to contract while telling the other to relax. For example when the human body contracts its biceps the triceps on the back side of the arm relax. Exercises that involves constant motions such as, rowing, walking, or running result in a continuous contracting and relaxing certain muscle. This process produces a “milking” action that helps move blood back to the …show more content…
Long events that require such a large amount of physical activity, such as an ironman or a triathlon, may leave damage in the heart (citation). The human heart cannot regenerate itself once it is damaged, there is no returning to it previous state. A study from Australia found that after these events some of the people who participated in them had damage done to their hearts. They examined three major things during this study. The first thing was athletes that had completed these high endurance events showed elevated levels of heart enzymes. This enzymes are also released during heart attacks. The next thing that they found was that these athletes also showed weakness in their right ventricular muscle. The right ventricular muscle is one of the four chambers located in the human heart. This is the chamber that pumps oxygen-depleted blood cell back into the lungs to retrieve more oxygen. The third thing that the study showed was that twelve and a half percent of the athletes had scar tissue located on their hearts. This was found during MRI scans of the athlete’s heart. The next adverse effect is that running leads to calcium deposits in the coronary arteries (citation). When calcium enters these arties they start to harden and stiffen up witch can affect the blood flow. In a German study they examined one-hundred and eight middle aged runners during a marathon. After the race even the heathiest of

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