Your heart is one of the more complex systems in your body and when it is not working properly, then it really diminishes your quality of life. The same goes for your heart's ejection fraction. If this is working at a lower capacity you will feel symptoms such as shortness of breath, edema in your feet, and fatigue.
How Does Your Heart's Ejection Fraction Work?
You probably already know that your heart works by constricting and then relaxing. Each constriction moves blood out of the ventricles. After each relaxation, the ventricles load back up with blood. Each time blood is ejected out of the ventricles when it constricts, this is called the ejection fraction. You doctor will look at the percentage of blood that is ejected out with each constriction to give you your ejection fraction number. This number will tell your doctor how well your heart is working.
What do You do if This Number is Low?
If this number is low, don't worry. There are ways to improve your heart's ejection fraction. Here are some of the ways you can achieve a higher number.
As you can see, there are many ways you can help improve your heart's ejection fraction and you can do this without using medication. If you are proactive in your health and seeking heart disease treatment, then you may quickly find yourself feeling better and raising that number to where it should be.
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