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Old 06-10-2005, 06:45 AM   #1
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Exaggerated Heart Rate & HTN?


I'm a 28 year old male. I've had mild hypertension (155/95) since I'm old enough to count. My doc has assured me that I have no damage at my age, but I'm finally getting it treated. Just started taking Avapro this week.

Anyhow, my question is unrelated... I've noticed that I have a really exaggerated heart rate. For example, my normal heart rate is around 52-60 BPM. But if I make the slightest movement like standing up, it jumps to 130 BPM. When I digest a muffin, 130. When I'm a little hot, 130. In the shower, 130. And my cooldown time is VERY long. For example, if I take a 15 minute walk, it will take about 1 hour for my heart rate to get back down to 60. Okay, I admit that I'm a couch potato and don't get much exercise, but still...

I suffer from a little bit of heart anxiety as well. Maybe the fact that I'm concious about my heart rate makes it jump?

Any advice?

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Old 06-10-2005, 12:22 PM   #2
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Re: Exaggerated Heart Rate & HTN?

Yes anxiety will be the cause of that, I had the same problem, when i started walking it would go up to 120bpm and when ran god that was a different story, about 150 bpm maybe more!
I was also obsessed with blood pressure which made it go up to 151/75 or so, now its 120/67 most of time!

Just forget and enjoy life, you only have one go mate!

Old 06-10-2005, 10:29 PM   #3
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Re: Exaggerated Heart Rate & HTN?

Get outside and walk a few miles. Check your pulse, especially if you feel dizzy or lightheaded. Dont be alarmed if it ranges from 120-130 bpm or even a little higher. Walking is great exercise and will relieve alot of the heart anxiety.

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