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Go see your DR for: Check up and an ekg. It could be a sign of heart conduction abnormality, poor pumping of the heart, low thyroid function or could be normal for a very efficient heart of an athletic person. Take care! ...Read more
I had some chest pain today. I checked my Bp several times and it was high but low pulse. Bp146/96 pulse 53?
What could cause low pulse ox n high hr in a 65yo with clean test results apart from high sugar? Non smoker but did smoke for 25years
Nobody here can say: The damage from smoking never really heals. The history and physical exam are far more important than the labs. While the smoking history and the age would be enough to lower the pulse ox, the big picture needs to be considered as well. ...Read more
What could cause low pulse ox n high hr in 65yo non smoker with clean test results? O2 sit around 85-89 hr 110-140 1yr ago all was normal
Needs explanation: Either lung or heart disease or a combination of the two can be contributing. If your pulse ox meter is correct you should see someone and get a diagnosis. ...Read more
Low pulse rate. I am 37. Not in great shape. At rest it gets. Down in the low 50s bpm. Should I be concerned?
Sign of health: Actually, even though you consider yourself to be not in great shape, the slow pulse suggests you're better than you think. Heartrate is regulated by need and during rest, a slow hr is entirely normal so long as your metabolic need is normal as yours obviously is. A rapid resting rate is much more ominous. ...Read more
Is blood pressure 104/65 too low pulse is 65 do I need to get my med dose lowered I do feel fine. I been losing little weight?
What med are you Tak: What kind of BP Medication are you taking? ...Read more
Pulse is regularly mid-low 50s when sitting or lying down. Had 2 EKGs recently, both came back normal, tho pulse was high during both due to anxiety, not sure if that could impact results. Should I be concerned about the low pulse?
Bradycardia?: I assume by "low pulse" you mean an inappropriately slow heart rate, or "bradycardia". According to the FDA (& the information inserted with the Zoloft (sertraline) package), during the trials for Zoloft (sertraline), there was no difference in heart rate or other cardiac parameters compared to placebo. HOWEVER, since it became available, cases of associated bradycardia have been reported & label was updated appropriately. ...Read more
What can cause high BP and low pulse. Mom had BP of 180/88 and pulse of 48.She is on BP medications.
The elevation in pulse pressure in patients is primarily due to diminished arterial compliance
ISH is associated with a two- to fourfold increase in the risk of myocardial infarction, left ventricular hypertrophy, renal dysfunction, stroke, and cardiovascular mortality
Even in patients who also have diastolic hypertension, the cardiovascular risk correlates more closely with the systolic ...Read more
I have allergies and occasionally wheeze, what does slightly low pulse ox levels mean and what do I need to do?
Hypertension=common: Cardiovascular fitness often results in lower heart rate, but high blood pressure still occur. Essential hypertension (causse unknown) accounts for >90% of cases and being physically fit does not eliminate hypertension--it helps. Obesity/sedentary lifestyles make it worse. So, diet/exercercise is always advisable. Keep exercising and consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
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Viagra (sildenafil): Viagra (sildenafil) can cause low blood pressure. That is why we don't give it with the drug family of nitroglycerine. If your blood pressure doesn't rise with sexual activity or if you just take viagra (sildenafil) and it lowers your BP while your heart is slow and it doesn't speed up, you could pass out. ...Read more
Various possibility: There are a number of possibilities for low heart rate, this could be due to intrinsically low heart rate as a result of being fit, from the effect of medications, from being in pain and having a vasovagal syndrome, or some cardiac reason. I cannot tell for sure, but my guess is that you are probably fit, and with some pain from the c-section, this is causing a vasovagal syndrome. ...Read more
Depends.: Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dangerous" it is. In elderly patients it is often reasonable to accept higher baseline bp's rather than to push medications. If I can get a BP down to 140/90 range without side effects in an 80 year old I am generally pleased. ...Read more
Lately I've had an extremely low pulse and BP I'm obese and 26. I'm tired a lot, cold and I have a bit of an arrhythmia any suggestions?
Very puzzling but...: I would consider speaking to your primary doctor about testing you for thyroid abnormalities, or referring you to an endocrinologist to examine other hormonal reasons for all of these symptoms, which are somewhat suspicious for one. Please also find out more about your arrhythmia, and make sure you do not need other treatments. ...Read more
I run the treadmill with a 8% incline, while maintaining average speed of 4.5 for 30 minutes for the last 2yrs. Would that be reason for low pulse?
I have a rest hr at 50 when I lie down. Can I still take beta blockers? Doc said it was the only way but I am scared of the low pulse it will give me
? too slow: If your heart rate stayed in the 50's when you're up and about, I feel that taking beta blockers (why do you need them?) will slow your heart rate too much which could bring on lightheadedness and fatigue. On the other hand if you really need them, and if your pulse is in the 70's when you're active you probably will tolerate the beta blocker. Just be sure to monitor your pulse a few times daily. ...Read more
Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more