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How Does Hyperglycemia And Hypoglycemia Affect Heart Rate And Blood Pressure
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
Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?
Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar may cause palpitations or fast heart rate, and causes a weak, shaky feeling. Blood pressure may go up (due to heart working harder with stress) or down (due to overall weakness effect) or remain normal. If someone feels like sugar is low and unable to test right away, it's safe to eat/drink extra to bring sugar up than to wait and risk passing out, etc. ...Read more
I have a fear of my heart rate and blood pressure going high. If my heart rate isn't below 69 and my blood pressure isn't 109/65 I freak out. Normal?
Nature/ Genes: Low blood pressure and low pulse may be normal in people who always have been like that. They are of concern when they change significantly from the baseline BP or pulse. Pulses too low at any point of life (less than 40 ) are of concern. Athletes develope pulses in the 50s. Medicines may cause bradycardia in the 50s (digoxin, beta or calcium blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, diltiazem, verapamil. ...Read more
60, 120/80: In general, your pulse should be under 100. Over 100 is considered to be a fast heart rate. Ideal is about 60. Blood pressure should be 120/80, but most ladies have lower blood pressure. It could be 90/60 and its still normal. 140/90 should be checked by a doctor. It always good to get readings out side of the dr's office since some people at the doctors have white coat hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check it: Normal hr varies from 60-100' normal BP 120/80-- below140/83 range. ...Read more
Neither: It doesn't have any significant or predictable effect on either. ...Read more