Afterload is the total volume of blood pumped by the left ventricle in one beat.
Increased afterload will lead to increased performance.
Which means that you need to take care of your heart health and keep it running at peak levels.
If you are an athlete, this is especially important as a decrease in afterload can result in decreased performance.
There are many reasons for a decrease in afterload, such as an increase in heart rate or narrowing of the blood vessels.
Some causes may include constrictive clothing (tight clothes that restrict your body’s range of motion).
Medications like beta blockers and calcium channel blockers, dehydration caused by heat exposure and strenuous exercise.
If you think you might be suffering from decreased performance due to a change in afterload.
Then it is important to talk with your doctor about what changes need to be made before engaging in any physical activity.
If you’re not feeling well or haven’t been able to work out because of dizziness or shortness of breath, make sure you consult with a physician first!
You don’t want something serious going.