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How Do You Determine Your Heart Rate
Age related: Your "maximum predicted heart rate" (mphr) is derived from your age. It is 220 minus your age. Note that this is a simple derived number, and actually has very little to do with actual physiologic limits of your own body. My usual advice regarding "maximal heart rate" is to use mphr as a general guide only. "listening to your body" is a better way of guiding exercise limits. ...Read more
Exercise : Rough estimate is 200 minus age. Usually would not recommend over that. I generally advise 10 BPM less as a safety cushion. ...Read more
What happens if during strenuous exercise your heart rate is 149 beats per minute, determine the following. (a) the frequen?
Are there any tests to determine high levels of Glutamate? What would the typical signs/symptoms be? Does glutamate affect the heart rate, BP?
There are tests: available commercially but the bigger question from my perspective, is why you are interested in measuring these levels. There is very limited clinical data about what to do with these levels from a treatment perspective. While there are association of high/low levels with various disease processes. MSG(in Chinese food) has been associated with elevated heart rates. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you determine if your blood pressure is high or low when checked and if your heart rate is normal?
Need to know normal: Goal for most patients is to have top blood pressure below 140 (under 135 for diabetics) and bottom pressure under 90 (under 85 for diabetics). It is not unusual to have an occasional blood pressure reading be above this. Goal pulse is 60-100, although not unusual to be in 50's. Medication is presribed to treat the general trend of bp's. ...Read more
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