Monday, December 12, 2011

Chronic Heart Failure Can Cause Leg Fatigue

In a recent study, The University of Leeds research team linked leg muscle dysfunction and the severity of heart failure in patients. The study has shown that chronic heart failure will cause patients to have decreased leg muscle functions. Doing a warm up exercise will increased the activity of skeletal muscle enzymes that control energy production, however in the study done the more severe patients did not increase as much, showing the negative effect of chronic heart failure on normal functions of the legs.  Doing warm ups helps the leg muscles work better because warm ups let the body know where oxygen is going to be needed, and sends oxygen there to prevent the burning sensation that occurs when your muscles use oxygen incorrectly.

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