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How To Lower Your Heart Rate Quickly
Y would diastolic BP lower after exercise, is that normal. How quickly should your heart rate go up during exercise and how far. Is 80 high resting ra?
Yes!: Normally diastolic blood pressure will fall during exercise and for several hours afterwards. This is because off vasodilation that normally occurs. Systolic BP should always rise. However, in hypertension, the diastolic pressure will rise too, imposing an unnecessary work load on the heart. Increase in heart rate is based on exercise intensity. Normally the HR max is 220-age in years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Yes, it does so transiently.Get a more detailed answer ›
No simple answer: If your arteries have no blockage, then there is no heart rate that will cause a heart attack. The more blocked the arteries, the lower the hr needed to outstrip the blood supply. There are other factors too, like presence/absence of anemia, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, (wall thickening), and contractility which determine how much blood the heart is using and needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress reduction: If the high heart rate is really due to stress reduction, and you don't have an abnormal arrhythmia which can also be induced by stress hormones, then relaxation and stress management techniques should help. Also avoid caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and stimulants, in order to minimize the stress response. See your doctor for evaluation to make sure it's simply stress and not something else. ...Read more
Can breathing through one nostril cause your heart rate to be elevated? And also can stress up your resting heart rate?
Not related: A heart attack can occur at any heart rate if there is a blood clot in the artery or a blockage. If there is a severe narrowing than a higher heart rate will increase the risk of a heart attack as the demand of a higher heart rate would out strip the supply. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my heart rate dropped to 40 beats per minute the other day. how low can your heart beat drop?
No set number: No set number. Kinda depends how worked up you are. ...Read more
Is the rate at which you burn calories dependent on how fast your heart beats, will medication that makes your heart rate increase burn more calories?
Not dependent on hr: not a bit no. For that matter diet pills that induce significant weight loss do not significantly raise metabolism. ( I try for 1000 calories out per day; studies showing m a y b e a tenth of that with drug induced metabolic effects are what I mean by NOT significant). but changing thoughts/ behaviors help. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ ...Read more
Cardio training: Physically/aerobically well conditioned folks recover much quicker than non-fit people. If u r well conditioned, your heart won't be that fast to start and being fit, u can recover quicker and thus able to lower heart rate faster--don't stand still after intense work-out. Make sure you do sufficient cool down-walk around in cool/shady areas to avoid fainting etc..Good luck. ...Read more
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