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How Stretching Affects Your Heart Rate
My current resting heart rate is 60 bpm, but I want to lower that to about 50 bpm, or lower if possible. I'm a soccer player and I do plyometric training 4 times a week, and weight lifting 4 times a week and also yoga once a week and some stretching on Su
Reason?: Is there a particular reason to want to lower your heart rate? 60 bpm in athlete is perfectly fine and normal. There is no physiological reason (that I am aware of) why you would want it lower than that. Too low of a heart rate is not good either since it would not allow adequate blood flow to your body. If it goes down to the 50's it's ok under your circumstances but not too low. ...Read more
Can strain (stretch) or other abnormal pressure in vegus nerve cause change in base line heart rate to 120 bpm?
A heart rate of 120: A heart rate of 120 BPM reflects a slight increase in adrenalin. It is important to note that it is easy to get a heart rate of 120 bom, often by just thinking about your heart beat. Most abnormal arrhhythmias cause an increase in heart rate to over 150 or 200 bpm. ...Read more
Depends: If you are a marathon runner, yes, will have low heat rate, as they have enormous reserve, other wise is not normal need to asses the heart and its conductive (electrical) system, speak to your doctor as you may need work up. ...Read more
Maybe anemic?: Unusual unless cold shower causes temporary heart racing, but if irregular heart rate then have cardiologist do a full exam. If heavy menstrual periods could be anemic and need to check iron, ferritin levels. Also get thyroid checked [tsh; thyroid stimulating hormone levels] if all normal and only while showering don't worry, take a bath, no seriously need the above evaluations. ...Read more
Get checked out.: If you're very athletic and in excellent physical condition, this may be normal. On the other hand, it might be worth while to have your doctor check you out. It may be sinus node dysfunction and you may require some therapy (pacemaker). ...Read more
Normal: When you stand, you activate the muscles of your legs and they need extra blood. Gravity causes pooling of blood and to make up for the deficiency and meet the increased need, your heart temporarily speeds up. It's a finely tuned mechanism that has kept us going for a couple of million years (counting apes!). ...Read more
Why is my heart rate when I wake in the 70's one day and then the next in the 90's. This is worrying me.?
Interesting...: Dehydration, deconditioning (lack of exercise) and overall sympathetic tone are some of the most likely reasons, assuming you've excluded the much more likely scenario of postural differences (sitting upright vs laying down). A heart rate of 90 at rest is substantial for someone as (relatively) young as you are. Have you seen your pcp lately to discuss? ...Read more
I'm currently not taking any medications. I wake up and my heart rate is high 90's to low 100's everyday. Should this be a concern?
It may be, but: You have provided so little information that it would be difficult to guess, at 45 years old you should probably discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Is it okay that my heart rate rises above 90-100 most of the day and lowers to the 70's range at bedtime and maybe high 60's in the morning?
Maybe a little high: Resting HR of 90-100 would be high, although could be normal with activity. It's hard to know if your average HR is significantly elevated without use of a monitor (e.g., a Holter study). The most important issue would be identifying the reason for the elevated HR & addressing that problem (possibly through regular exercise), but at some point, medical mgmt to lower the rate might be considered. ...Read more
Heart rate 50's to lower 60's upon waking up and is 80's to 100 during the day and when going to bed it gos back into the 60's 70's is this normal?
HR: As u describe it, it is normal. ...Read more
Why does heart rate rise to about 85 when waking up in the morning and then settles down in the 70's. Is this normal? DR says its OK. Cardio tests OK.
Multiple reasons: There are multiple potential benign reasons for this to occur. Keep in mind that these heart rates you describe are all still within normal range. In the early morning, stress hormone levels such as cortisol, are at there highest and therefore heart rates can tend to be higher for that reason. Another possible cause is that you are rapidly rising out of bed, so the heart rate will rise. ...Read more
What could cause Heart Rate to increase. I used to have it 70 s/60s most of the day. Now during morning I get it in the 90s. PM and evening 80s/ 70s.
Help: Yes maybe because of ageGet a more detailed answer ›
It seems like whenever I get an IV of normal saline my heart rate raises into the 90's can this happen?
It can: Most likely a reaction to saline at room temperature being colder than your body temperature. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a heart rate in the 120's when you're sick with bronchitis? Mine has been in the 120s for about 15 hours now.
Does an overweight person usually have a higher heart rate than a normal weight person? 27yo 200lbs 5'3. Heart rate between 90 and 120's.
My heart rate is 65 it's usually 74 for the past few days its been low at rest low 60's sometimes 58 I feel fine its just lower than normal?
Probably normal.: Unless you have signs or symptoms of something else this is probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Slow heart beat: If you don't have any symptoms like dizziness, pre-syncope, syncope or fatigue or chest pain or shortness of breath, then you are ok. But you complained of chest pain. Hence it should be treated. Its etiology should be elicited. Thyroid problems and blocks in heart arteries should be ruled out. Consult your physician. ...Read more
Usually nothing: A heart rate of 57 is usually normal especially if you are active and exercise frequently. However, if your hr has suddenly dropped to the 50's it could mean something. Certain rhythm issues or medications can cause slow heart rates. Often these people will have dizziness, fatigue, or near fainting associated with this. If you are concerned your doctor should be able to help you figure it out. ...Read more
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