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Doctor insights on: How Stretching Affects Your Heart Rate

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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

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

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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Can strain (stretch) or other abnormal pressure in vegus nerve cause change in base line heart rate to 120 bpm?

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

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My heart rate is 53m/s is it normal?

My heart rate is 53m/s is it normal?

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

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Heart rate in 150's showering? I'm 17

Heart rate in 150's showering? I'm 17

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

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My heart rate is always low on the 40's and 50's. Am 36 years old. What do I do?

My heart rate is always low on the 40's and 50's. Am 36 years old. What do I do?

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

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Why is my heart rate in the 60's when sitting down but when I stand up it's in the 90's?

Why is my heart rate in the 60's when sitting down but when I stand up it's in the 90's?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Heart rate: The reported numbers remain within normal ranges, Deconditioning, low BP, fever pain anxiety and a host of issues can be behind a rise in a previous lower resting heart rate, get evaluated if newly evident, Why du you check your heart rate? ...Read more

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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

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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.

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.

A bit. Fast: A heart rate that high suggests a serious infection. Any chills or accompanying shaking means spread of bacteria into the blood. Past history of chest pain makes me very concerned and you should see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Answer is yes.: All things being equal, overweight people tend to have heart rates that are a bit higher than normal weight people. With exercise and conditioning, though, even someone who is overweight can reduce their heart rate as evidence of aerobic conditioning. ...Read more

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How can find your heart rate?

How can find your heart rate?

Pulse: Put two finger on your pulse just below the wrist on the thumb side (radial). Count the number of beats in 15 seconds & multiply by 4. That is your heart rate & pulse. They are the same thing. ...Read more

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Is a drop in heart rate normal?

Is a drop in heart rate normal?

Heart rate: Heart rate is normally variable. A modest drop in rate is not a cause for concern. A large drop which causes dizziness or other symptoms should be investigated. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 45 dangerous?

Is a heart rate of 45 dangerous?

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

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What does heart rate of 57 mean?

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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Do strong heart rate cause death?

Do strong heart rate cause death?

Possibly: Tachycardia may lead to a heart attack. If your resting heart rate is above 100 beats per minute, seek medical care/. ...Read more

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How to slow down your heart rate?

How to slow down your heart rate?

Exercise: Regular exercise trains the heart to pump more at a slower rate by improving its stroke volume. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate staying low?

Why is my heart rate staying low?

Drug related: As I can see you are in metoprolol for htn. The most probable cause drug related. B-blockers like metoprolol decrease your hr. ...Read more