A stress test is a testing of systems controlled and monitored adaptation to exercise.
The test involves walking on a treadmill or on a bicycle ergometer, evaluating the systems involved, lungs, heart, blood and metabolism.
Specialists Sports Medicine say that in order to undergo this diagnostic test is necessary that the patient has not made a great effort in the previous 24 hours. Furthermore, it should be fasting two hours. If the patient is taking any medication, you should inform your doctor prior way for it tells you should stop taking the medication before undergoing the test.
When to perform a stress test
The main reason that a patient must undergo a stress test to rule is suffering from a pathology associated with exercise can affect your health. Another reason is to determine whether a subject with pathology can benefit and at what pace or intensity is more favorable.
However, the most common reason people a stress test is to sort guidelines which are accompanied by other sports hygienic measures assessed in the medical examination in order to improve health and performance are made.
Thanks to this test, diseases such as cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, training deficits and fatigue states are diagnosed, among others.