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Occassional low heart rate, tiredness, headaches - are these symptoms of perimenopause?

Occassional low heart rate, tiredness, headaches - are these symptoms of perimenopause?

Possibly: Many conditions can cause those symptoms. A doctor can order some tests to confirm perimenopause, and/or rule out other medical problems. ...Read more

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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Mom felt nausea, dizziness, headache and had a heart rate of 47. She was sent medication for the n+d but was told low heart rate happens. Is this true?

Mom felt nausea, dizziness, headache and had a heart rate of 47. She was sent medication for the n+d but was told low heart rate happens. Is this true?

Reason for Naus/Dizz: Your mom got meds for symptoms, but (Im Guessing) a person of ~67yo needs a DX. Treating symptoms w/o a DX in person ~67 is not safe. She should see primary MD soon. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER if I have chest pain a headache a low heart rate and dizziness?

Should I go to the ER if I have chest pain a headache a low heart rate and dizziness?

Potentially serious: If your symptoms have never occurred before and/or never been looked at by medical personnel then, I believe you should be seen right away in a medical setting especially if you've also taken acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for pain or any other reasons which you mention in your profile. All the best. ...Read more

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All cardiac exams are normal. PVCs occurring all day, slow heart rate, headache & blurred vision. All labs normal except low iron & glucose.?

All cardiac exams are normal. PVCs occurring all day, slow heart rate, headache & blurred vision. All labs normal except low iron & glucose.?

Anxiety related: If your cardiac work up is normal, the extra PVC, s you seem to be having may be due to some genetic predisposition. Unless you are having symptoms due to frequently occurring PVC's, I would focus on any anxiety issues or emotional stress that may be exacerbating the problem. Relaxation Exercises would be a good idea. Feel better ...Read more

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Is low heart rate a problem?

Is low heart rate a problem?

Possibly: If it causes symptoms of lightheadednes, dizziness, fatigue and /or low blood pressure. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a low heart rate during nst?

What are the consequences of a low heart rate during nst?

Fetal distress, C/S.: Abnormally low fetal heart rate during non-stress testing of the pregnancy can lead to fetal distress/hypoxia/acidemia and necessitate urgent or emergent delivery via cesarean section. ...Read more

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What causes really low heart rate ranges between 30 and 50?

What causes really low heart rate ranges between 30 and 50?

Nodal dysfunction: If you have a slow heart beat you should be checked. It is possible you may have dysfunction in your conduction system of the heart. Some medications could be attributing factor. See your md. ...Read more

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Magnesium good for low heart rate?

Magnesium good for low heart rate?

No: Magnesium is an essential mineral for normal cardiac conduction and acts as an anti-arrhythmic but will not speed up the heart. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have a low heart rate? How dangerous?

Is it dangerous to have a low heart rate? How dangerous?

Not per se: A low heart rate is not in itself dangerous. Many well conditioned athletes have low resting heart rates with excellent cardiac health. A low heart rate that associated with cardiac disease may be an entirely different story. Resting heart rates less than 30 or low rates associated with symptoms always need investigation. ...Read more

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What is a dangerously low heart rate for 80 year old women?

What is a dangerously low heart rate for 80 year old women?

Normal HR is: 60-100. Anything lower than 60 specially if associated with dizziness/unsteadiness, shortness of breath, chest pain or other symptoms will need fast evaluation. ...Read more

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How do doctors stabilize a really low heart rate in an e.R.?

How do doctors stabilize a really low heart rate in an e.R.?

Depends: It depends on how low the heart rate is and what symptoms like dizziness, low blood pressure. Medicines can be used to increase heart rate and blood pressure. Depending on the cause sometimes a temporary pacemaker is needed. ...Read more

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What is the medical explanation for low heart rate during exercise?

What is the medical explanation for low heart rate during exercise?

Several: There are several possibilities. If you're a seasoned athlete, it's due to improved stroke volume (blood ejected with each contraction) requiring a reduced heart rate to achieve a given cardiac output (the product of sv and hr). Other possibilities are: medications, vagal reactions, chronotropic incompetence, av nodal block, or sick sinus syndrome. Incidentally, typhoid fever can cause it too. ...Read more

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What is the simplest explanation for low heart rate during exercise?

What is the simplest explanation for low heart rate during exercise?

Heart rate: Two main reasons: excellent conditioning or beta blockers on board; there are others less frequent. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects, health wise, to having a low heart rate?

What are the negative effects, health wise, to having a low heart rate?

Depends how slow: A low (or slow) resting heart rate may be entirely normal particularly in highly conditioned athletes. Most people have a slower heart rate when sleeping as well. These slow heart rates likely have no negative health effects. In contrast, there are some individuals who have a dangerously slow heart rate often associated with abnormal heart rhythms (such as 3rd degree heart block) or other diseases. ...Read more

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Low heart rate and I am not an athletic person. I also fainted two weeks ago?

Low heart rate and I am not an athletic person. I also fainted two weeks ago?

Bradycardia: You may have bradycardia and/ or heart block which caused your syncope (passing out). You should see a cardiologist asap since you may have structural heart disease and need a thorough evaluation and may require a pacemaker. ...Read more

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Is bradycardia (low heart rate) bad, if you never feel faint or any other problem?

Depends: Some bradycardia can due to medicines called beta blockers, or a natural effect of good conditioning as seen in athletes. However, it can be a sign of serious heart disease impairing the electrical system of the heart. See your health care provider to evaluate the causes. ...Read more

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Is a low heart rate normal?

Is a low heart rate normal?

Low heart rate: It depends on how low and how physically fit. Athletes can have heart rates in the 40's and be normal. ...Read more

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Is a low heart rate while exercising healthful?

Is a low heart rate while exercising healthful?

Depends: Slow heart rate resting is not harmful and may indicate an athletic (healthy) physiology. Hr should increase, at least relatively, with exercise - failure to increase is a sign of conduction system disease (chronotropic incompetence). If associated with progressive loss of exercise capacity, treatment may be indicated. This can all be determined easily on a treadmill stress test. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of a low heart rate during nst?

What are the possible causes of a low heart rate during nst?

Normal or...: I assume you mean the baby's heart rate. Drops can be normal, but can also represent a problem that may require that you be delivered immediately. Direct this question to your obgyn right away!

good luck! ...Read more

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Is a low heart rate while exercising useless in terms of benefit?

Is a low heart rate while exercising useless in terms of benefit?

Depends: If unable to augment the hr appropriately, this would be not beneficial. However if the hr stays low because the person is highly conditioned, then the slow hr suggest a good condition. ...Read more

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Is pindolol safe with a low heart rate?

Is pindolol safe with a low heart rate?

Maybe not: If heart rate is already less than 60, and a beta blocker (pindolol) is to be added, then heart rate willbe further lowered, possibly enough to case side effects or decrease cardiac output.
If the patient has already been fully evaluated, a cardiologist may still add a low-dose beta blocker in some cases, in order to reduce the oxygen demand of the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Can panic and anxiety cause a low heart rate?

Not likely: The usual response is fast heart rate. ...Read more

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How low is a low heart rate and how does in relate to beat blockers used for anxiety?

How low is a low heart rate and how does in relate to beat blockers used for anxiety?

Less than 60: Less than 60 beats per minute is considered slow. Beta-blockers decrease heart rate and blunt the stress response. If you are having excessively slow heart rates while taking beta-blockers you should talk with your doctor about lowering the dose or a different medication. ...Read more

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My dr said I have a low heart rate how dangerous is this. I have constant chest pains?

My dr said I have a low heart rate how dangerous is this. I have constant chest pains?

It depends: How low the rate is, and if you have symptoms such dizziness, fainting. Also I hope you had an ekg a stress tests and possible a 24 hour monitoring your heart rate. I cardiloogist has to examine you! ...Read more

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What to do if I have pacemaker for low heart rate today I'm runnin high 90's BP 133/ 91?

Pacemaker: The pacemaker is likely programmed to stimulate your heart if your intrinsic rate falls below a programmed rate like 60 or 70 beats a minute. If your heart is going 90 on its own, the pacer is just monitoring to see how fast the heart is going and will 'kick in' if your heart slows to under the programmed rate. ...Read more

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What if there is no pulse but there is a low heart rate in a person, do I have to do a cpr?

How do you know if: There is a lower hr in that person? . Two ways, by pulse or by ECG monitor. If there is no pulse anywhere and the person have electrical activity by ECG and there is unresponsiveness, you are in pulseless electrical activity (pea). And CPR need to be started. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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