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Doctor insights on: Resting Pulse Rate

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How can I decrease my resting pulse rate ?

How can I decrease my resting pulse rate ?

Exercise: The very simple answer is that exercise training will decrease your resting heart rate by increasing something called contractility (the amount of blood squeezed with each beat). Medications can also lower the resting heart rate, but this is not advisable unless you need them. ...Read more

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Normal resting pulse rate for a 31 year old male?

Normal resting pulse rate for a 31 year old male?

66-70: http://www.topendsports.com/testing/heart-rate-resting-chart.htm in this web site you have chart for men and women at all ages. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high resting pulse rate?

What does it mean to have high resting pulse rate?

Heart beating fast: A high resting pulse rate means that your pulse (or heart rate) at rest is faster than normal ... This could be due to a variety of reasons and should be evaluated by your doctor if very high, e.g. >100 ... ...Read more

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Is over 100 resting pulse rate an acceptable number?

Is over 100 resting pulse rate an acceptable number?

Heart rate: Heart rate of 100 if at rest is faster than normal. It is not dangerous in and of itself. What is important is why it should be elevated at rest and there are many possibilities for this. ...Read more

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What is the resting pulse rate number that is dangerously too fast?

What is the resting pulse rate number that is dangerously too fast?

Heart rate: Heart rate of 100 if at rest is faster than normal. It is not dangerous in and of itself. What is important is why it should be elevated at rest and there are many possibilities for this. ...Read more

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What's the normal resting pulse rate for a 21 year old male?

What's the normal resting pulse rate for a 21 year old male?

40-70: Most young men have relatively low resting hr's. As low as 35-40 is common for young men who play sports or work out regularly. ...Read more