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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 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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How can I slow my heart rate down so it isn't so fast?

How can I slow my heart rate down so it isn't so fast?

WhyYouWantThat: 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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is it not good for your heart rate to slow down?

Is it not good for your heart rate to slow down?

Heart rate: Heart rate normally goes up and down depending on the stimuli and metabolic stresses. It is abnormal for the heart to slow down extremely, say below 40bpm. Some people with excellent conditioning have a low resting heart rate less than 60bpm. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad for your heart rate to slow down?

Please advise if it's bad for your heart rate to slow down?

Heart rate: Heart rate is usually not a constant. It goes up and down all the time depending on circumstances. Some people can go too fast or too slow at times. If the heart slows down too much, it can be 'bad'. Slowing down within normal parameters is a normal function. ...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