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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


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My heart rate is over 100. I take blood pressure medication. Should I be concerned? What should I do, if anything?

My heart rate is over 100.  I take blood pressure medication.  Should I be concerned?  What should I do, if anything?

Yes, a concern: Normal heart rate (HR) should be in the 70s. Are you taking a beta-blocker, which will lower your heart rate? (unfortunately, beta-blockers reduce glucose tolerance with prolonged use). I suggest 1-2 teaspoons of Morton's Lite Salt (230 mg sodium, 340 mg potassium per 1/4 tsp) and 400-500 mg magnesium each day. Walking (30 minutes or so each day) will normalize your BP and HR. ...Read more

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Are there medications that only lower heart rate w/out lowering my blood pressure? If yes; could you list a few for me, please? Thanks!

Are there medications that only lower heart rate w/out lowering my blood pressure?  If yes; could you list a few for me, please?  Thanks!

Meds for herart rate: First of all, it depends on why your heart rate is fast. If you have atrial fibrillation for example, digoxin is good. If your heart rate is fast because of too much coffee, alcohol, otc decongestions, anemia etc then treat or stop underlying cause. ...Read more

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Does my 53yr old husband need to be concerned about a blood pressure of 145/89? Could this be causing a very slow heart rate recovery from exercise?

Does my 53yr old husband need to be concerned about a blood pressure of 145/89? Could this be causing a very slow heart rate recovery from exercise?

Is heart a concern?: Your concern would obviously be heart related. High BP could contribute to heart disease. And a slow heart rate recovery after exercise could indicate the presence of heart disease as well (or perhaps simply deconditioning). At his age with those factors, I think a stress test is in order. ...Read more

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Is there any drug that selectively increases cerebral blood flow but does not effect systemic blood pressure or heart rate?

Unlikely: I am not aware of such a drug. I am not sure why you might want this . There is not a specific way to do this and many drugs are able to cross the blood brain barrier. See your doctor if you have any symptoms you cannot complain. ...Read more

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29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?

29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?

Take your time: Start an aerobic exercise regimen. A 30 minute brisk walk is a great way to start. But build your way up to thirty minutes. Over a fee days if necessary. Your heart rate will respond. ...Read more

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I am on high blood pressure. Medication. So my blood pressure. Is under. Control but heart rate. Is still at 100the or higher all the time why?

I am on high blood pressure.  Medication. So my blood pressure. Is under. Control but heart rate. Is still at 100the or higher all the time why?

Pulse Rate: Blood pressure and heart rate or pulse are not necessarily directly related. There is one class of blood pressure medications called beta blockers that do work on BP and also reduce pulse. Ideally for an adult pulse should average 60-100 beats per minute resting rate. Many factors can increase pulse rate. Talk with your medical professional about your concern. ...Read more

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Age 72 and on blood pressure medication and now warfarin is a reading on a monitor 112/78 heart rate 78 ok?

Age 72 and on blood pressure medication and now warfarin is a reading on a monitor 112/78 heart rate 78 ok?

Yes: Those vital signs look fine. Bp on the lower side so if feeling lightheaded, discuss blood-pressure medications with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...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