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    Old 03-10-2019, 04:26 PM   #1
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    Slow heartbeat after quitting

    I stopped my pack to pack and a half daily habit about ten days ago. I've noticed my heart rate has been in the low sixties and high fifties while resting. Is this related some how? Will it go away? I'm not athletic or exercise so I don't see another reason for such a low heart rate.

     
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    Old 03-10-2019, 06:41 PM   #2
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    Re: Slow heartbeat after quitting

    That's in the low normal range so I wouldn't worry about it at all. Obviously smoking was elevating it. If it really bothers you, drink a caffienated drink.

     
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    Old 03-11-2019, 06:20 AM   #3
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    Re: Slow heartbeat after quitting

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    I stopped my pack to pack and a half daily habit about ten days ago.
    Congratulations on quitting smoking! That will give you more money in your pocket. Quitting smoking was easy for me. I was able to do it hundreds of times! I hope you are successful. When I was finally able to quit, it took eight years before I didn't miss it anymore.

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    I've noticed my heart rate has been in the low sixties and high fifties while resting. Is this related some how? Will it go away?
    Cigarettes contain many harsh chemicals. Your system is probably going thru some kind of withdrawal symptoms. From what I have read, lungs will recovery fully from the damage of smoking, but it takes years!

    I'm 74 and have had heart failure and AFib since 1987. My heart doesn't want to beat correctly EVER! To determine if I am getting better or worse, I am always conscious of either an increase or decrease in symptoms. As long as I don't suffer from breathing problems, or chest pains, or increased beating problems, during exercise, rest or sleep, I know that I am doing just fine!

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    I'm not athletic or exercise so I don't see another reason for such a low heart rate.
    Even with heart failure, I do significant exercises during the day at my home. I've got two 10 pound hand weights and I do four different types of lifts about 900 times per day, plus 750 "weighted" knee bends, in three different exercise sessions, plus working out on my stationary bike. Why? You would not believe how much better you would feel if you exercised. Next to healthy diet, exercise is the best medication you can have!

    You are on the road quite a bit. That means that you are exposed to lots of exhaust fumes that can effect your body in many ways.

    Good luck quitting cigarettes! That will be great for you and also for your family!

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    Old 03-11-2019, 09:26 AM   #4
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    Re: Slow heartbeat after quitting

    Thanks for the info guys. Wow! Heart failure since '87? That's crazy. Keep up the great work.

     
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