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Old 03-08-2006, 03:14 PM   #1
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What is a "good" pulse rate? 60, 70, 80???

Thanks - also, how do you lower your pulse rate if it is high?
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:01 PM   #2
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Re: What is a "good" pulse rate? 60, 70, 80???

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Thanks - also, how do you lower your pulse rate if it is high?


The only way to lower it and CONTROL it that I know of is a Beta Blocker. Or at the worst, a pacemaker.

Actually heartrate has been known to go as low as 37 BPM. Our president has such a rate. But it can have its problems as well. Mine has always been around 60 BPM. n Atenolol can drop to 48, even 45. Then I can feel lousy.

 
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:47 PM   #3
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Re: What is a "good" pulse rate? 60, 70, 80???

You can never tell what a good pulse rate is, but most doctors will say 60-85 pulse/min. People who exercise regularly have even lower heart rates.

Anyways, I'm using a beta-blocker to lower it. It gets as high as 140 pulse/min (resting of course). So far, I've done CBC, Thyroid function analysis, chest X-ray, electrolytes analysis, ECG, all come back normal. But I'll do further tests, they are heart related tests, don't know what they are.

My heart suddenly climbs for no reason. I have to take this medication, or it will never come down.

Amazingly, this sudden increase happened twice, today and last Teusday (weekends over here). It happened after I woke up, and after I had my breakfast.

My best regards,

 
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Re: What is a "good" pulse rate? 60, 70, 80???

BEST way to get a good low rate is to train yourself. It's amazing how quickly a regular aerobic exercise regimen will drop your resing heart rate 10 or 20 BPM's.

Stumper,
I didn't think they were able to measure the president's heartbeat.

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Old 03-09-2006, 07:56 PM   #5
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Re: What is a "good" pulse rate? 60, 70, 80???

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You can never tell what a good pulse rate is, but most doctors will say 60-85 pulse/min. People who exercise regularly have even lower heart rates.

Anyways, I'm using a beta-blocker to lower it. It gets as high as 140 pulse/min (resting of course). So far, I've done CBC, Thyroid function analysis, chest X-ray, electrolytes analysis, ECG, all come back normal. But I'll do further tests, they are heart related tests, don't know what they are.

My heart suddenly climbs for no reason. I have to take this medication, or it will never come down.

Amazingly, this sudden increase happened twice, today and last Teusday (weekends over here). It happened after I woke up, and after I had my breakfast.

My best regards,

Heyall,


Does it always climb after eating?

 
Old 03-14-2006, 03:39 AM   #6
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Re: What is a "good" pulse rate? 60, 70, 80???

It can, yes. I know my heart rate goes up after eating, and even more after drinking alcohol.

 
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