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Doctor insights on: The Effects Of Exercise On Heart Rate Health

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Effects of adipex on the heart?

Effects of adipex on the heart?

Palpitations: Most common heart side effects include palpitation (skipped beats or rapid heart rates). These can be both benign or malignant. If you have any history of heart disease, it is not recommended to take adipex or any other weight loss supplement. ...Read more

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What effect does exercise have on the cardiovascular system and the heart?

What effect does exercise have on the cardiovascular system and the heart?

Exercise: It induces more efficient muscle enzymes so that they require less relative cardiac output per unit work. It increases the condition of the respiratory muscles and also induces changes in the myocardium that allow better hemodynamic function. ...Read more

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What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?

What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?

All bad.: A diet high in cholesterol and saturated fat and a lack of overall fitness or efforts at exercise is presumed to help progression or development of heart disease and the risk factors for such. ...Read more

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What's the long term effects of the heart rate lowering Bisoprolol 2.5mg in healthy people for Sinus Tachycardia.Can they increase Aortic pressure?

What's the long term effects of  the heart rate lowering Bisoprolol 2.5mg in healthy people for Sinus Tachycardia.Can they increase Aortic pressure?

I know of NO: long term effects from using beta blockers (such as Bisoprolol) for rapid heart rate! They will not increase (and in fact they will DECREASE) the aortic presssure! Hope this helps! Dr z ...Read more

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What are the effects of CHF on the cardiovascular system?

What are the effects of CHF on the cardiovascular system?

Remodeling: The answer is far more complex than 400 characters allow. Heart failure causes an overload of adrenaline-like compounds that make the heart change shape and composition, and deposit scar tissue. Meanwhile, the kidneys and the heart get their ongoing tango out of step and start miscommunicating with each other resulting in blood pressure abnormalities and other further problems. ...Read more

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When using a heart rate monitor for exercise, how do you factor into your heart range the intended effects of heart meds?

Heart rate for exerc: Theoretical maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age, so your max would be 147. Depending on your goals and fitness level your workout heart rate should be between 60-80 percent of your max, so around 90-115 beats per min. Heart medication such as a beta blocker will typically make it difficult to get the heart rate much above 100. ...Read more

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Just curious, how is a panic attack any different than cardio exercise on the body? Both stress the heart, elevate heart rate and BP etc.

Just curious, how is a panic attack any different than cardio exercise on the body? Both stress the heart, elevate heart rate and BP etc.

The difference is: panic attack stems from anxiety, worry, depression and is emotionally situational and comes and goes until what's causing the anxiety state is resolved or under control....cardio exercise is temporarily ,controlled state that is willfully, purposely, being driven and after this controlled state( exercise) is stopped everything such as hearty rate, pulse rate goes back to normal. ...Read more

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How come the breathing and pulse rate increases as the length of exercise increases?

How come the breathing and pulse rate increases as the length of exercise increases?

Cardiac drift: With prolonged exercise, breathing rate increases to meet the oxygen demands of working muscle. Heart rate increases, but it does not plateau. A steady increase in heart rate is seen with prolonged exercise due to 'cardiac drift'. The heart rate increases in order to maintain your cardiac output in the face of decreased 'preload' due to dehydration and blood diverting to skin for heat loss. ...Read more

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What is the impact of heart rate variablity, due to mental & social influences?

What is the impact of heart rate variablity, due to mental & social influences?

None: The heart rate is variable throughout different ages, activities, mental, physical, ambiental circumstances. Only when heart rate variability is EXTREMELY exaggerated it could bring some problems. If you do not have symptoms: PLEASE do not waste any time or effort measuring your heart rate ...Read more

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What are the effects of exercise and caffeine on pulmonary function testing?

What are the effects of exercise and caffeine on pulmonary function testing?

Nothing. Caffeine &-: -exercise will effect your heart rate, but not effect your PFC's. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on the Palio diet? Does the increase in meats affect LDL's & risk of CHD in long term?

What are your thoughts on the Palio diet? Does the increase in meats affect LDL's & risk of CHD in long term?

Not the way: I'm sorry to possibly burst your bubble, but none of these fad diets are the answer long term to good health. While there may be some short term gains with weight loss, the long term effects are indeed something to be concerned about. Learn about a low carbohydrate, high vegetable and fruit balanced diet that you can maintain for a lifetime and you will some out much further ahead. ...Read more

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What's the effect of statins on cardiovascular disease?

What's the effect of statins on cardiovascular disease?

Beneficial: Statins have helped lower cholesterol as well as silent inflammation in many patients. With patients who have had a heart attach, maintaining LDL levels below 70 for 18 months have shown a reversal of plaque formation. However the statin itself will not prevent a heart attack or stroke. It is the combination of medication with lifestyle improvement that makes true changes. ...Read more

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What are the affects of alcohol on low BP and pre mature irregular heart beat?

What are the affects of alcohol on low BP and pre mature irregular heart beat?

Alcohol's Effects: Alcohol is a diuretic...Making you pee off fluids through your kidneys. It is also a depressant and can really make moodiness or depression worse. So, if you are dehydrated both of the heart symptoms you describe above will be made worse with alcohol...Everything else being normal. ...Read more

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What is the heart rate you should maintain during exercise to obtain fitness health benefits?

What is the heart rate you should maintain during exercise to obtain fitness health benefits?

Depends on your age: The "target" heart rate during exercise is different for people of different ages. A typical range from 70 to 85% of the age-predicted maximum heart rate is generally considered to be optimal. For a 32 year-old, the range would be 130 to 160 beats per minute. ...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