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Hr is 104do I need a beta blocker?

Hr is 104do I need a beta blocker?

Why is it fast: Important to figure out why your heart rate is fast and what kind of rhythm it is. Beta blockers are indicated for specific rhythm disturbances. ...Read more

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Symp.nervs. is out of control when triggered by small things I need to lower my BP and hr respons to very small triggers. Which medication? Which beta

Symp.nervs. is out of control when triggered by small things I need to lower my BP and hr respons to very small triggers. Which medication? Which beta

Metoprolol?: You mention metoprolol. There's nothing wrong with that but what dose are you taking? Consider discussing a 50-100% increase with your doctor but be careful not to make your blood pressure too low. Propranolol, atenolol, nadolol, and acebutolol are good choices too. ...Read more

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Do you get the same cardio benefits when exercising at the same level but on a beta blocker? Since you cant get hr same, but efforts the same

Do you get the same cardio benefits when exercising at the same level but on a beta blocker? Since you cant get hr same, but efforts the same

Yes you should: as the only difference is your heart is inhibited from raising its stroke volume by increasing the ventricular rate. All the other benefits stay the same, i.e. fat burning, metabolic rate increase, blood vessel wall trimming, blood pressure lowering, etc. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Been taking beta blocker for 2 months and it worked but now my hr is a little faster. Am i just used to the medicine now? Or is this concerning?

Been taking beta blocker for 2 months and it worked but now my hr is a little faster. Am i just used to the medicine now? Or is this concerning?

Heart rate: Whether or not a heart rate is concerning depends on the clinical context - is there associated shortness of breath? Chest pain? Palpitations? Is it lasting all day or coming and going? How high does it go? The elevated heart rate may not have anything to do with the beta blocker not working - lots of things cause high heart rate like caffeine, anxiety, infection to name a few. ...Read more

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42, normal weight, very good diet, yet, very high triglycerides (245.) Cholesterol 172. On beta block's for fast HR. How can i bring trigs down?

42, normal weight, very good diet, yet, very high triglycerides (245.) Cholesterol 172. On beta block's for fast HR. How can i bring trigs down?

Complex case: Beta blockers are known to predispose one to diabetes, which can result in elevated triglycerides. I recommend trying to change to a calcium channel blocker to control your rapid heart rate. Metformin, 500 mg 3 times daily, and Acarbose 100 mg three times daily (with meals) will lower your triglycerides. Let me know how you do. ...Read more

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I take beta blocker in morn and CCB at night for high HR. there are times throughout whole day when my HR dips pretty low (sometimes into high 40's)?

I take beta blocker in morn and CCB at night for high HR. there are times throughout whole day when my HR dips pretty low (sometimes into high 40's)?

Dizzy?: My first question is this: are you symptomatic when the blood pressure is low. By this I mean are you dizzy, light headed, short of breath or weak? If yes see someone immediately. If not you should probably see your clinician soon and have an EKG done to be sure there are no signs of a heart block or other problem. And lastly, is this regimen controlling your blood pressure adequately? ...Read more

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Have some kind of oversensitive nervsys. that makes hr 15 running 5 sec and bloodpressure way higher than normal. should i avoid training or take beta?

Have some kind of oversensitive nervsys. that makes hr 15 running 5 sec and bloodpressure way higher than normal. should i avoid training or take beta?

Beta? Probably NOT!: Like the rest of our body, primary control is from our mind/brain/emotions; millions orders/sec. Typical resting HR typically ~110 BPM without any orders from brain. But under common acetylcholine output, via vagus nerve to heart, dominating norepinephrine+epinephrine output to heart via spinal cord from brain, resting rates much lower. HR is a response, a symptom/result of mind/brain/feelings. ...Read more