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Is slow heart rate when first waking up a cause for concern?

Is slow heart rate when first waking up a cause for concern?

Only if symptoms: As long as your heart rate is not causing you to be lightheaded our pass out, it shouldn't be a major issue... But I would check with your doctor to be certain there isn't some other problem.

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more


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Is having a slow heart rate when first waking up in the morning a cause for concern?

Is having a slow heart rate when first waking up in the morning a cause for concern?

Generally not: If you feel well, a slow resting heart rate is usually a sign of a healthy, or "conditioned" heart. Athletes commonly have resting heart rates below 60 beats per minute (bradycardia). However, if the rhythm is not normal (sinus), or you don't feel well, bradycardia may be a sign of heart disease. If you don't feel well, check with your doctor, or er and have an electrocardiogram done. Dr. Mike.

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What drugs, vitamin supplements cause slow heart rate?

What drugs, vitamin supplements cause slow heart rate?

Beta-blockers: Beta-blockers are drugs that slow down the heart rate. Do not attempt to slow your heart rate on your own other than through regular exercise. Consult a physician if you have a rapid heart rate.

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Help please! What drugs, vitamin supplements or techniques cause slow heart rate?

Help please! What drugs, vitamin supplements or techniques cause slow heart rate?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers are drugs that slow the heart rate and lower the blood pressure. A slow heart rate may also be a sign of good athletic conditioning or an underactive thyroid gland.

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Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and know I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.

Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and know I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.

Generally: Generally no, as long as your heart function, specifically both the squeezing (systolic function) and relaxing (diastolic function) are normal. If those have not been evaluated previously then you can discuss getting an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) with your doctor. There are many things that can cause leg swelling, not just heart issues, including medication side effects and vascular issues in the legs.

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I am experiencing dizziness, fatigue, chest pain or discomfort, feeling like I'm going to pass out, slow heart rate can this be caused from verapamil ER PM 100 my? Is it safe to DC this med without titration

I am experiencing dizziness, fatigue, chest pain or discomfort, feeling like I'm going to pass out, slow heart rate can this be caused from verapamil ER PM 100 my? Is it safe to DC this med without titration

Depends why you take: If you are taking it for high blood pressure, call your physician and work out a plan. You can safely stop the medication if it is not due to very high blood pressures. Because it sounds as though you are having at least relatively low blood pressure - or to low too quickly. Go see the prescribing physician ASAP. Tell him/her the problems you are having via phone call.

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Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

Yes to all: Depending on the type of disease, the thyroid controls the metabolism and can cause muscle aches and hypo or hyper can increase or slow down heart beats or irregular heart beats and can affect respiratory pattern in many ways such as drive and hypo can cause hypoventilation.

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What are the risks of having a slow heart rate?

What are the risks of having a slow heart rate?

Depends: If the slow heart rate is sinus bradycardia from, say being well conditioned there is little risk of any serious symptoms. If however, the heart rate is slow from a pathological condition one may experience, dizziness, fainting, fatigue, low blood pressure and other related symptoms.

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I've started carvedilol to slow heart rate. My BP has always ran low which made me very tired. Today im very week. Is this normal? :

I've started carvedilol to slow heart rate. My BP has always ran low which made me very tired. Today im very week. Is this normal? :

Maybe: Carvedolol is a beta-blocker. This class of BP meds traditionally cause decreased heart rate and blood pressure. It is possible that you are feeling weak & tired because of the med and lowered blood pressure. You may get used to this, or you may be extra sensitive to this particular medicine. If you keep feeling tired & weak, you may need to lower the dose or change your medicine.

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My two year old son developed irregular and slow heart rate with in one hour of taking prednisolone is there any relation to this?

Possibly: Corticosteroids, including prednisolone, can have the side effect of bradycardia, or a slow heart beat. There are numerous other things that can cause bradycardia, and without knowing all of the details surrounding your son's care, it is difficult to place the cause of his slow heart beat on prednisolone.

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What is the diagnosis for feeling light-headed, dimmed vision, and very slow heart rate?

What is the diagnosis for feeling light-headed, dimmed vision, and very slow heart rate?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

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Started carvedilol to slow heart rate have always had low bp. Today I'm so week and tired just don't feel myself. Is this normal? What should I do?

Need time: It takes 2 weeks for dose adjustments stay with the current dose you will start to feel better and every time dose changes you will feel bad before you reach your optimal dose.

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Got dysautonomia, get slow heart rate 48-60 laid, standing 58-70 and lightheaded all time even laid. BP Normal. How to increase sympathetic ANSand HR?

Got dysautonomia, get slow heart rate 48-60 laid, standing 58-70 and lightheaded all time even laid. BP Normal. How to increase sympathetic ANSand HR?

Need more info: What is your age and do you do a lot of cardio activities? Has your MD taken your heart rate and blood pressure sitting/standing/laying all at the same visit? Does your dizziness feel like the room is moving around you? It is unusual With the numbers you give for the heart to produce your symptoms. You need to address this diagnosis further before medication. Heart rate not all that is involved.

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