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How Can I Slow My Heart Rate Down After Smoking
Cut down on smoking for 3 days now and now its 3a.m all day I smoked 3 cigs and my heart rate is 55 and bp 150/60 usually bp is always 110-130 is this normal just because iam sleepy? Why does only my systolic that goes up?
Lots of reasons: Smoking in China is endemic and studies show that maybe over one million Chinese will die from smoking related causes. To cut down on the smoking habit in your case will require that it is done under a physician's direction. There are several physical and psychological reasons why you experienced changes with blood pressure and heart rate. It's not easy to stop smoking and medical help is needed. ...Read more
After 3 months of gym and cutting down on smoking my heart rate went from 75-80 to 55 just when taking a break and sitting down for a bit and during work its 60-70 is it normal? I also feel tired but when I smoke I don't feel tired anymore
Ans: You must have a good exercise regimen and sticking with it. Yes athletes will have a lower heart rate due to the conditioning of the body. The heart becomes more efficient and has to work less. The heart becomes able to keep up with the demands of the body efficiently. Now quit that smoking ...Read more
Normal Heart Rate: The ideal range for adult heart rate is 60-100 BPM as long as it is a regular rhythm, that is all beats are evenly spaced. If you are feeling pain, palpitations, shortness of breath or discomfort you should consult a doctor. Smoking will cause lung, heart and blood vessel damage and effect your body's ability to take in and transport oxygen, & also increase your heart rate & blood pressure. ...Read more
Increases HR: Marijuana use increases heart rate by 20%-100%, shortly after smoking. Marijuana users have 4.8 times greater chance of heart attack in the first hour after smoking. It causes palpitations & arhythmias as well as elevation of actual heart rate. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11401936. ...Read more
Cannabis: It appears to suppress the parasympathetic slowing effects on the heart leaving unopposed sympathetic effect ...Read more
It is likely: Smoking dramatically increases heart attack risk due in large part to damage to coronary (heart) blood vessels. One sign of decreasing heart health may be an increase in resting and exercising heart rate. Although heart rate may be elevated for any number of reasons, smoking cessation is bound to lower it. Importantly, heart attack risk returns to normal about 3 years after quitting! ...Read more
Normal range 60-100: The heart rate is normal, smoking is not healthy, you have not expressed your actual concern. Are you having other symptoms? Is the heart rate regular? If you have further questions please send another question with more detail. ...Read more
Yes: "spice" contains synthetic cannabinoids sprayed onto various herbs which may or may not be as labeled. They are stronger than "regular" marijuana. Users experience a high which can include hallucinating, rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, excessive sweating, extreme agitation, unpredictable & violent behavior, and rigidity. The compounds do not show up in current drug screenings. ...Read more
I have slightly high heart rate and higher than normal red. Could second hand smoking contribute to high red blood cell count?
Why do you want to slow down your heart rate. What is wrong with you. Why you feel your heart rate is bad. Ask your parents to take you to your Pediatrician if anything is bothering you.
You can not slow down your heart rate unless there is medical reason ...Read more
Yes: Meditation does the slow the heart rate. It's not a matter of how. If you can successfully lose yourself in meditation, your heart rate (assuming normal rhythm, not a pathological rhythm like atrial fibrillation or svt) will slow. Self-hypnosis, transcendental meditation, yoga, prayer - all will slow the heart as does sleep (every night!). But it only works while you're doing it. ...Read more
I'm having heart surgery March 31 to slow my heart rate down and I may need a peace maker is that safe to have at my age 33 years old?
See below: Pacemaker insertion is generally a safe procedure. Complications from having the device do occur, but not frequently. Your age would not be a consideration. The pacemaker is designed to reduce risk. The risk of having a pacemaker is usually far less than the risk of not putting it in. For more information go to UpToDate. Com > click on caregivers and patients section.> in search box type: pacemaker ...Read more
My heart dr said if I went up on midodrine to 10 MG in the morning and stay on 5 mg through the day it will slow my heart rate down is that true?
In theory no.: Clearly, based on the number of meds you're taking for orthostatic hypotension, you have a fairly intractable condition. While midodrine exerts its effects by increasing the tone (constriction) of blood vessels, it doesn't THEORETICALLY increase heart rate. However, experience may tell your cardiologist otherwise, so please defer to her expertise. ...Read more
I had a pacemaker put in April 1 to slow my heart rate down and not sure how far he put it in feeling hard spots on my chest?
Pacemaker: Pacemaker is unlikely to cause any hard spots on the chest wall except directly over the pulse generator and lead (s). You can certainly ask your implanting physician about what you are feeling. ...Read more
Cardio training: Physically/aerobically well conditioned folks recover much quicker than non-fit people. If u r well conditioned, your heart won't be that fast to start and being fit, u can recover quicker and thus able to lower heart rate faster--don't stand still after intense work-out. Make sure you do sufficient cool down-walk around in cool/shady areas to avoid fainting etc. Good luck. ...Read more
Need a monitor: The heart rate increases and slows normally throughout the day. The "weird feeling" that you get, if associated with excessive heart rate slowing may be related to decreasing blood flow to your brain. If this symptom occurs frequently, a cardiac (holter) monitor, worn for 24 hours could help your doctor define the reason for your symptoms. ...Read more
Just minimally: Lisinopril and related drugs (ace/arbs) minimally lower heart rate (just 2-3 points on average), more only if the potassium goes up excessively. Other BP meds that lower heart rate more include beta-blockers, clonidine, and sometimes Diltiazem verapamil. Rates of 60 and above usually are ok, . ...Read more
? pulsus paradoxus: Good observation, but that might indicate severe acute asthma rather, as the pulse is expected to rise during inspiration, it rather falls, due to severe airways obstruction, so filling of the heart rather gets reduced during inspiration, which is supposed to be increased, complex. At any rate, this is just a postulate, if you are suffering you need to follow up with an asthma specialist, goodluck ...Read more
If your heart rate is 120 per minute can you have problems seeing I pass out dr told me to take another beta blocker to slow heart rate down feel good?
Tachycardia: It is a bit complicated to give a simple answer without the details of the your history and treatments, It is better for you to consult with cardiologist to evaluate the reason for the increased heart rate. Beta blocker will reduce the heart rate but why you have that problem need to be identified. ...Read more
After drinking cold beverage such as water, my heart rate immediately slows down a few beats (3-4) and beats hard then back to normal rhythm. What could this be? Its very frightening.
Cardiac awareness: Lots of factors influence the heart rate. The availability of easy to use heart monitors has enabled people to pay close attention to these normal reactions. And some people are particularly aware of internal bodily stimuli. Unless heart rate changes are associated with more worrisome symptoms (chest discomfort, shortness of breath, dizziness/fainting) they are unlikely to mean anything bad. ...Read more
Is there any disease that can cause very slow heart rate in the evening hours that doesn't respond to anxiety? But during the day it does. It looks like my whole body goes on lock down in the evening hours.
Rest or else?: Normally this is a good physiologic response so you can rest -- unless you were high? ...Read more
See a doctor: The more important question is how fast your heart rate is. If it is under 100 BPM it's probably ok. If it remains above 100 then it needs to be looked into. If it stays above 120 you should go to er. Medications are typically used to slow the hr down. You could try to bear down like you're straining. Hold this for several seconds (val salva). This sometimes works. More important see a doc. ...Read more
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