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What Causes A Thready Pulse
Many can cause this: A bounding pulse is a strong and forceful heart rate. A bounding pulse can occur in a few conditions such as hypertension, anemia, anxiety, abnormal heart rhythm, heavy exercise, fever, aortic regurgitation, overactive thyroid, pregnancy, heart failure and chronic kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i feel my pulse in any(every) artery? What is the normal resting pulse? What can be the max pulse of a person?
Yes: If you can feel the artery you can feel the pulse in it. Normal pulse should be 60-100, and its better to be in the low range. Max pulse varies with age, about 220 - your age. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/measuring/heartrate.Html for more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sexual: Arrousal and twitching, blushing can be mediated by the stimulation of the sympathetic nevous system and stress hormones. Yes it's normal. It can also be self defeating and a relationship barrier. Sex is part of the journey, but is the only goal for some and that creates internal conflict. ...Read more
What's the definition for a heart beating really hard? Is it hyperdynamic or something else? Also please tell me about turbulence and tachycardia.
A heartfelt question: A heart that is beating really hard is usually called 'forceful' or 'prominent.'There is no scientific term used commonly to my awareness. A heart beating fast (like, over 100 beats/minute) or really fast (>150) is called 'tachycardia.'Turbulent flow is the opposite of smooth (laminar) blood flow.What prompted your question? Maybe you're in love. Or maybe hanging from the edge of the Eiffel Tower? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes bulging vein/ artery in neck with visible pulse? Is it a sign I'm too skinny? Or a different underlying condition?
Common finding: Many people are thin enough to have easily visible neck veins and arteries. when you are lying down, these vessels are more prominent and the veins often become difficult to see when you are upright. if your vessels are more prominent than normal (a doctor's physical exam is needed), it can be a sign of a more serious vascular condition, but if you are otherwise healthy, that is very unlikely ...Read more
What causes a resting pulse (or semi resting) to be between 100 and 140bpm? Please list out different possibilities.
Low blood pressure: If the rhythm is fast enough, the heart doesn't have time to fill adequately during each cardiac cycle causing the BP to fall with dizziness and, if prolonged or severe, passing out. For this to happen, the hr is generally >170 although it depends on your age and general condition. ...Read more
What are the causes of lightheadedness & fainting spells? Cardio work up normal. It feels like blood is getting thrown to my feet.
Vasovagal: Look up vasovagal in the internet. This might help. ...Read more
Does my 53yr old husband need to be concerned about a blood pressure of 145/89? Could this be causing a very slow heart rate recovery from exercise?
Is heart a concern?: Your concern would obviously be heart related. High BP could contribute to heart disease. And a slow heart rate recovery after exercise could indicate the presence of heart disease as well (or perhaps simply deconditioning). At his age with those factors, I think a stress test is in order. ...Read more
Maybe: A little high is not a big deal if you have no other risk factors, and can probably be taken care of with increased activity and a better diet. If you are diabetic, already have coronary disease, or a history of premature coronary artery disease in your family - medication may be needed. ...Read more
What is an extrabeat? I had 30 of them in 48 hr from the atria. Why is it called a extra beat and what's the difference from a normal beat?
Dont worry: Extra beats, particularly atrial (supraventricular) in a 22 yo, are benign and most of the times asymptomatic. When you feel them, they are described as palpitations. Do not obsess over them and move on. They are NOT important. Avoiding caffeine and stress are a good way of limiting them but you do not need a follow up Holter (ambulatory EKG) ...Read more
Please, what's the difference between feeling a normal pulse in the abdominal aorta and a pulse that might indicates aneurysm? Thank you
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