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Benefits Of An Elliptical Treadmill For Blood Pressure
Why is a physical fitness plan that causes a reduction of blood pressure beneficial to cardiovascular health?
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
What kind of heart problems may explain a slight BP elevation followed by a 40mmhg crash at peak hr (>90% mhr) to below baseline level on treadmill?
Could be bad: During a stress test, a drop of BP at peak exertion signifies a high risk stress test. This may indicate multivessel coronary artery disese with the decreased blood flow to the heart muscle reducing the contracting ability of the heart, reducing the blood pressure. Alternatively could be a fast heart rhythm problem. If the hr suddenly increases, each beat has low blood, thus reducing the bp. ...Read more
No one rate: There is no one "safe" heart rate for someone with hypertension. Cage normal range for heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute, but it varies throughout the day, with stress and activity, and with someone with high blood pressure, certain medications will effect the heart rate. Che key factor is whether a specific heart rate (fast or slow) is causing symptoms or is consistently out of range. ...Read more
Usually: Regular exercise is a good way to help control high blood pressure. If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure it's also very important to take your medication. Anyone with uncontrolled high blood pressure should not lift weights. So if you don't know whether your high blood pressure is controlled, see your doctor before joining a gym. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I run the treadmill with a 8% incline, while maintaining average speed of 4.5 for 30 minutes for the last 2yrs. Would that be reason for low pulse?
Any suggestions on which machine is good : elliptical cross trainer or treadmill for minimal exercise?
How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? e.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?
BP and excercise: It is normal for your blood pressure to increase during and right after exercising. If that is the reading about 20 minutes after resting, you should be concerned. Check with a local physician if that is the case. Otherwise, you should keep doing what you do. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a blood pressure reading of less than 140/80 considered a good reading after 30 min of 3 mph treadmill walking?
Normal: Couldn't be better.Get a more detailed answer ›
Total cholesterol 257 with an LDL of 170 and HDL 65...perfect blood pressure and perfect blood sugar, on no meds,how much risk for heart disease?
Are isometric hand exercises beneficial for blood pressure reduction? Any experience with the zona plus device?
Many: To get substantial results you should walk at least 30 minutes a day. ...Read more
Daily activities; eating,walking raise blood pressure.When/How many times a day should blood pressure be taken for hypertension diagnosis purposes?
When is a patient considered hypertensive & require medication? Should there be a consistent high blood pressure & from what range of blood pressure?
Cardiology Resubmit #: does a CTA-radiation and dye exam of the heart raise the heart rate to its maximum level like a stress threadmill exam would?
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