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My average heart rate even at rest is as high as 90 to 100 bpm, what is the best way to reduce it to about 70?

My average heart rate even at rest is as high as 90 to 100 bpm, what is the best way to reduce it to about 70?

Why?: Your heart is regulated by a system of fine neurohumoral mechanisms - why are you trying to defeat them? If your resting hr is 90-100, there's a reason for it. That said, generally the better shape you're in, the slower your resting hr so working out and being keeping body mass index 18-25 will usually do the trick. Fever, anemia, anxiety, stress, exercise, xs thyroid etc. Increases it. ...Read more

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I layed down and rested because i felt dizzy then i took my pulse twice and average 126 bpm....????

I layed down and rested because i felt dizzy then i took my pulse twice and average 126 bpm....????

Rapid: Normal heart rate is 60-100 bpm. Please see a physician for this tachycardia evaluation- ASAP, especially with your symptoms, I would advise ER or UC evaluation- NOW! ...Read more

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My resting heart rate has averages of 58 to 66 today it was at 48 BPM should I be concenered about how low it got

My resting heart rate has averages of 58 to 66 today it was at 48 BPM should I be concenered about how low it got

No: Although a heart rate is technically bradycardia, this may not be abnormally low for you. You may have a lower resting heart rate because of your level of physical conditioning. A slower heart rate is not a problem if it is not associated with symptoms, such as weakness, light headedness, e.T. Cetera. ...Read more

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How high can someones BP get when they excercise? I know average/good resting BP is 120/80. When i came home from being out, it was 140/90

How high can someones BP get when they excercise? I know average/good resting BP is 120/80. When i came home from being out, it was 140/90

High blood pressure: New hypertension (high blood pressure) guideline was just released last month (http://jama.Jamanetwork.Com/article.Aspx?Articleid=1791497). We don't focus on your blood pressure after exercise but rather at rest. Just standing up to walk from waiting room to exam room will raise your BP so you need to sit quietly for a while before checking your bp. For those less than 60yo, goal diastolic is. ...Read more

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Can it be normal for somebody to have an average / resting body temperature of higher / lower than 98?

Can it be normal for somebody to have an average / resting body temperature of higher / lower than 98?

Yes: My son, as an 11 year old, did an interesting trial in middle school.He measured eveyone in his class at 0900 and after playground.He found a 3 degree difference was normal.98.6 is just a starting point.You should know your usual temperature, we don't usually consider under 101 as fever in an adult. ...Read more

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I was just wondering what the average pulse is for a female between the ages of 12 and 15. Is 42 a bad pulse while at rest?

I was just wondering what the average pulse is for a female between the ages of 12 and 15. Is 42 a bad pulse while at rest?

Usually not: Slow heart rates are generally healthy signs as long as the electrical sequnce of activation on ECG is normal and the patient is without symptoms. This is particularly true in athletes or veru active children. About the only abnormality which can produce a heart rate that slow is complete heart block, which is easily diagnosed with an ecg. 42 at rest is not 'bad'. ...Read more

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