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Why do I have sometimes, low pulse? Such as 40.

Why do I have sometimes, low pulse? Such as 40.

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

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What causes low pulse (49 to 55) and what is the tx.

What causes low pulse (49 to 55) and what is the tx.

Depends: Could be heart block, and there are different degrees. You would need an ekg to appropriately diagnosis. Also if you we're well conditioned or on av nodal blocking agents (beta blockers or calcium channel blockers) those would also cause a low heart rate. ...Read more

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Can a low pulse be result of blood sugar imbalance?

Can a low pulse be result of blood sugar imbalance?

Not likely: A low pulse or heart rate is generally related to medications or a heart problem. Blood sugar changes do not affect heart rate unless the sugar is low (hypoglycemia). This would cause a high heart rate. ...Read more

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What might be the solution to my low pulse rate (45-50?

What might be the solution to my low pulse rate (45-50?

Symptom: Low pulse likes yours is good no need for therapy as long as you are asymptomatic. Active people and athletes usually have a low pulse. ...Read more

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I had some chest pain today. I checked my Bp several times and it was high but low pulse. Bp146/96 pulse 53?

I had some chest pain today. I checked my Bp several times and it was high but low pulse. Bp146/96 pulse 53?

M.D. visit: I would suggest being seen so that an EKG can be performed. Many urgent care centers are open at night and on weekends.
Monitor your BP again and record the readings for your PCP. Avoid high fat/salty foods and maintain a healthy wt. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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What would cause a low pulse rate on an elderly person?

What would cause a low pulse rate on an elderly person?

Many things: Medications are a common cause. Electrical problems are another. An ekg and discussion with your doc is definitely warranted. A low pulse associated with symptoms of low cardiac output or a pulse below 30 require immediate attention. ...Read more

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Low pulse rate. I am 37. Not in great shape. At rest it gets. Down in the low 50s bpm. Should I be concerned?

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

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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?

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?

Normal heart rate: Range is 40-120. Lower in fit people who exercise and higher in poorly conditioned individuals. A low heart rte is only clinically significant when it is associated with symptoms such as dizziness, syncope, shortness of breath or exertional restriction. ...Read more

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What is the relationship betw. Gerd and low pulse oximetry?

What is the relationship betw. Gerd and low pulse oximetry?

Gerd: Is acid reflux into the esophagus and low pulse oximetry is low oxygen in the blood. Normally not related unless you would reflux and aspirate it into the lungs lowering the pulse oximetry. ...Read more

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Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) can it cause low pulse?

Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) can it cause 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

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How to prevent a low pulse rate in the morning causing headache?

How to prevent a low pulse rate in the morning causing headache?

Bradycardia: Need to assess why your pulse rate is slow, as could be excellent conditioning, familial tendency, but also cardiac arrhythmia. Perhaps a holter monitor study of value. The headache may or may not relate. This is complex enough to visit your doctor and at least get an ekg. ...Read more

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What can cause high BP and low pulse. Mom had BP of 180/88 and pulse of 48.She is on BP medications.

What can cause high BP and low pulse. Mom had BP of 180/88 and pulse of 48.She is on BP medications.

ISH: 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

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I have allergies and occasionally wheeze, what does slightly low pulse ox levels mean and what do I need to do?

I have allergies and occasionally wheeze, what does slightly low pulse ox levels mean and what do I need to do?

Mgt: Your asthma and allergy plan needs to be reviewed, which can be performed by Healthtap virtual appointment. Medications may be adjusted accordingly. For example, you may need adjustment of you Albuterol and inhaled steroid use. ...Read more

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What's risk of high blood pressure with low pulse?

What's risk of high blood pressure with low pulse?

Many causes: There are many causes, including medications as well as heart disease. You should talk with your family practice doctor if you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What could be causing high blood pressure and low pulse in a fit person?

What could be causing high blood pressure and low pulse in a fit person?

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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Can I take viagra (sildenafil) suffering with low pulse rate of 50 beats per minute.

Can I take viagra (sildenafil) suffering with low pulse rate of 50 beats per minute.

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

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What could be the cause of post cesarian low pulse rate.

What could be the cause of post cesarian low pulse rate.

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

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Is a low pulse with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly person?

Is a low pulse with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly person?

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

YES: Regular aggressive aerobic exercise will slow your heart rate to less than 60 bpm. Normal rate is 60-100 bpm; however, exercising the way you - 40-60 beats/min. Would vbe considered normal and quite athletic as long as you have not symptoms of weakness or dizziness. ...Read more

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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

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

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What causes low blood pressure and low pulse?

What causes low blood pressure and low pulse?

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

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What causes low pulse and low blood pressure?

What causes low pulse and low blood pressure?

Vagal stimulation: Is the nervous system when over stimulated can cause both. ...Read more

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What makes low pulse rate high blood pressure?

What makes low pulse rate high blood pressure?

Many causes: There are many causes, including medications as well as heart disease. You should talk with your family practice doctor. ...Read more