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How can I relax my heart rate by meditation?

How can I relax my heart rate by meditation?

Keep Going!: Meditation allows the brain to achieve an altered state. This state, associated with tranquility and calmness, affects the hormonal and nervous system. The net cardiovascular effects are reduce blood pressure and slow heart rate and respirations. These have been shown to have long term benefits, including long term blood pressure reductions. ...Read more

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Meditation (Definition)

Meditation is a technique or practice in which an individual attempts to focus their attention to increase mindfulness, introspection, and relaxation. The practice of meditation has shown benefit in blood pressure control and reducing ...Read more


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How can I slow my heart rate down by just meditation?

How can I slow my heart rate down by just meditation?

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

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Can panic/anxiety attacks kill you? If i think about my heart rate i can raise my blood pressure to 140/95 and my heart rate can get well passed 100+

Can panic/anxiety attacks kill you? If i think about my heart rate i can raise my blood pressure to 140/95 and my heart rate can get well passed 100+

No: Even though it might feel like it and very scary, you won't die from a panic attack. However, it's important to get treatment from your family doctor or psychiatrist, as it is not pleasant to be living with panic attacks. ...Read more

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How can I find my maximum heart rate when running?

How can I find my maximum heart rate when running?

Take your pulse: At some point during peak exercise stop and take your pulse. Count the heartbeats over 10 seconds (and multiply by 6) or 15 seconds (and multiply by 4). This will give you beats per minute, which are the units to measure heart rate. ...Read more

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Anxiety causes 85-110 BPM heart rate. I try and relax but cannot I have an OCD with checking heart rate and blood pressure. How can I break the cycle?

Anxiety causes 85-110 BPM heart rate. I try and relax but cannot I have an OCD with checking heart rate and blood pressure. How can I break the cycle?

Work in therapy: Work hard in therapy with an illness anxiety experienced CBT provider. It will take patience and trust, but you can do it. This is a habit you can break. Try it! ...Read more

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How can I make my heart rate slow?

How can I make my heart rate slow?

Aerobic fitness: Elite fitness athletes such as track stars have so much vagal tone to the heart that rates 55/minute are common and even lower isn't unusual. There's no other healthy way to reduce your heart rate, or any reason i can think of to want to do it. There is a great deal of misinformation out there. I'd urge you to find an aerobic-fitness sport you like and spend a lot of time at it. Enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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How to controll a fast heart rate caused by anxiety? Breathing exercises don't work.

How to controll a fast heart rate caused by anxiety? Breathing exercises don't work.

Beta blocker: Assuming medical problems like thyroid and heart disorders have been ruled out, a beta blocker like propranolol is effective at reducing extra heartbeats often seen in anxiety. But properly treating the anxiety is the most important thing to focus on. ...Read more

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I cannot donate blood because my resting heart rate is 102. What can I do to reduce my resting heart rate?

I cannot donate blood because my resting heart rate is 102. What can I do to reduce my resting heart rate?

HR 102: Some individuals normally have a high HR -has yours always been this way? Would check thyroid function, electrolytes, hydration, avoid caffeine, cocaine, energy drinks, alcohol tobacco, OTC medications with pseduoephrine/ phenylephrine , consider meditation. May need holter to see rate variation, EKG check for WPW, POTS, echocardiogram for structure , f/u/ w /cardiologist. ...Read more

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What can my heart rate be while exercising?

What can my heart rate be while exercising?

Heart rate: There is no firm rule for exercise rate for training. One popular estimate is 200 minus the age. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my stress and anxiety about my heart disease?

How can I reduce my stress and anxiety about my heart disease?

Some Options.: Consider tai chi, acupuncture, qi gong, aromatherapy, hydotherapy, yoga, medication & deep breathing exercises. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I slow my heart rate down after smoking?

How can I slow my heart rate down after smoking?

Let go of nicotine: The problem may disappear if you let go of smoking. Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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How do I lower my heart rate during an anxiety attack?

How do I lower my heart rate during an anxiety attack?

To Lower Heart Rate: I understand your distress of anxiety attack. Anxiety can increase heart rate which can cause more anxiety. Focus on Wonder of 3 million air sacs in your lungs due to which you have been alive and functioning. Speak-BREATH IS LIFE! Take a Deep Breath, feel the Wonder of Lungs, Hold the Breath and keep saying; BREATH IS LIFE! Feel Relaxation Repeat Feel Peace Do Not Focus on Heart. ...Read more

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How can I calm down heart palpitations?

How can I calm down heart palpitations?

Meds or relaxation: Depends on the type of palps you have. Please see a cardiologist! ...Read more

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Can a fast heart rate during a panic attack damage your heart? Sometimes mine can get up to 150 or even close to 160.

Can a fast heart rate during a panic attack damage your heart? Sometimes mine can get up to 150 or even close to 160.

At your age,: Heart damage during a panic attack is not likely even if it feels like Hell. However, years of unresolved stress, anxiety and panic attacks will absolutely do damage to several organs including your cardiovascular system. The stress hormone excess creates extra white blood cells and they can clog arteries or form clots (new research). So... Consider adding CBT therapy for skills to manage anxiety. ...Read more

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When im nervous I start breathing very fast and my heart starts to beat faster ? What can I take to block that?

Get, not take: Nothing negative meant; however i hope this helps you realize the best is to get a thorough psychiatric exam so that you may understand the cause as well as treatment choice. Most likely discussion of combined use of med. : anti-anxiety and/or antidepressant + psychotherapy. A full physical exam should be incl. To check possible contrib. Cause & effect. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I can't get my heart rate to slow down. Help?

I can't get my heart rate to slow down. Help?

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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My heart rate is very fast tonight im in pain and want to get my heart rate slow?

My heart rate is very fast tonight im in pain and want to get my heart rate slow?

Meditate: Pain causes adrenergic stimulation leading to a fast heart rate. Method to lesson the pain ( pain meds) or increase parasympathetic influence - deep breathing, visualization , meditation will help. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more