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Why does my heart rate slow down when I relax?

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Parasympathetic

The hr is influence by sympathetic ( adrenergic) and parasympathetic forces.
Adrenergic or sympathetic drive ( fight or flight ) leads to tachycardia and parasympathetic forces leads to bradycardia. When the body relax, there is withdrawal of sympathetic and increase of parasympathetic influence.

In brief: Parasympathetic

The hr is influence by sympathetic ( adrenergic) and parasympathetic forces.
Adrenergic or sympathetic drive ( fight or flight ) leads to tachycardia and parasympathetic forces leads to bradycardia. When the body relax, there is withdrawal of sympathetic and increase of parasympathetic influence.
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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