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Doctor insights on: Decreased Or Absent Pulse

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Why does pulse rate increase with decreased blood pressure to point of fainting?

Why does pulse rate increase with decreased blood pressure to point of fainting?

Reflex: If your pressure is inadequate to sustain organ perfusion, the bodies alarm system (sympathetic nervous system; fight or flight) send out the message to speed up the heart rate and constrict the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Orthopedist noted the “Popliteal pulses were +1 on the right and questionably decreased on the left.” Left knee cold and swelling below calf. Link?

Orthopedist noted the “Popliteal pulses were +1 on the right and questionably decreased on the left.” Left knee cold and swelling below calf. Link?

Swelling below the : Calf could indicate a clot, coldness and decreased pulses on one limb could indicate a lack of blood flow/ischemia....if there is any question of possibility of either you really need to be seen by a vascular doctor and that would be urgent. I would have to think an orthopedist would know if this was the situation, so my question to you would be what were you told by the orthopedist? ...Read more

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Pulse at 111 bpm but has decreased. Slight tightness on left side of chest. Heart stress/EKG test all great results. I have anxiety/panic disorder.

Pulse at 111 bpm but has decreased. Slight tightness on left side of chest. Heart stress/EKG test all great results. I have anxiety/panic disorder.

Highly: unlikely that you have heart disease. Highly likely the anxiety/panic needs to be addressed. There are pharmacologic (anti anxiety agents) and non-pharmacologic (biofeedback, T.M. Acupuncture) ways of dealing.. Good luck.....BE WELL Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid and my TSH is 0.01 my T4 is 17 ( reference range 9 - 22 ) my resting pulse is 60 , do I need my thyroxine increased or decreased?

I am hypothyroid and my TSH is 0.01 my T4 is 17 ( reference range 9 - 22 )  my resting pulse is 60 , do I need my thyroxine increased  or decreased?

Decreased: The TSH is low, indicating that you are on too much thyroid hormone. While taking thyroid hormone, the T4 level is only useful if the TSH is abnormal, to help gauge how far off the level is. Since your T4 is in the normal range, you should not need a large change in dose, just decreased by around 12.5-25 mcg daily, then recheck levels after 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can pain cause pulse to race?

Can pain cause pulse to race?

Yes..it can: Acute intense pain causes the release of adrenaline and thus can increase heart rate, the degree varies based on individual's pain pain tolerance/threshold. Chronic pain may not increase heart rate much as the body (heart) is adapted to such condition over an extended period of time. If your heart is persistently high or excessive, it mayb something else and you should consult your doc.. Good lcuk. ...Read more

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What is a normal pulse ox reading?

What is a normal pulse ox reading?

Pulse oximetry: In a normal healthy person without any underlying heart or lungs issues, a normal oxygen saturation is expected to be at least 95%. ...Read more

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Is 123/47 with pulse 85 good or bad?

Is 123/47 with pulse 85 good or bad?

If you are vertical,: And not feeling faint or dizzy when you stand i would accept that as an excellent blood pressure. ...Read more