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How do doctors determine your heart rate? What does it indicate about your health?

How do doctors determine your heart rate? What does it indicate about your health?

Heart rate: We feel the pulse and count how many pulses a minute. That is equivalent to the heart rate. Too fast something's wrong, too slow something might be wrong. ...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


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What is simple way to determine your max heart rate?

What is simple way to determine your max heart rate?

220-your age: You can easily find your target heart rate (thr) with this simple method. Subtract your age from 220 (226 for women) to calculate your maximum heart rate (mhr). ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to determine maximum heart rate?

Please give advice on how to determine maximum heart rate?

See below: Max predicted heart rate for age is calculated as follows: 220-age x 0.85. ...Read more

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Please explain to me how do you determine maximum heart rate?

Please explain to me how do you determine maximum 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

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How can I determine my optimal range for heart rate, for exercise?

How can I determine my optimal range for heart rate, for exercise?

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

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Are there any tests to determine high levels of Glutamate? What would the typical signs/symptoms be? Does glutamate affect the heart rate, BP?

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 more

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How to determine target heart rate if already fast from coffee?

How to determine target heart rate if already fast from coffee?

Doesn't change: Resting heart rate has no bearing on target heart rate. Your age predicted maximal heart rate (apmhr) is 220 - age. Target heart rate is a % of that. Typical for exercise is 70-85% of apmhr. ...Read more

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How can you determine if your blood pressure is high or low when checked and if your heart rate is normal?

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