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low blood pressure and pulse rate

i wqs at the doctor today and my blood pressure is 90/73 and pulse rate is 43 doc says this is to low so my question is , how serious is this
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A pulse rate between 60 and 90 is considered to be normal. There are athletes and fitness freaks having an astoundingly low pulse rate of 40-60, which means the pulse rate is quite good. The pulse rate below 60, in medical parlance is called as “bradycardias.” Though a low pulse rate is a sign of healthy heart, trouble brews in when a slow pulse is accompanied by other warning signs. When the pulse rate becomes slow, it implies that the heart is pumping slowly than normal. If the person experiences fatigue, weakness and dizziness, then the low pulse rate is not a good thing to have. In fact a low pulse rate with symptoms like fatigue and weakness can even lead to cardiac arrest, if not kept in check.

It is not just the heart which can cause a low pulse rate. A drop in the body temperature (Hypothermia) can also cause low pulse, and so can extreme malnutrition. The condition of the thyroid hormone secreting minimal hormone can also cause a low pulse rate.
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Dear Klynn07,

My Mother has had the symptoms like those stated above (low pulse rate AND fatigue, dizziness) for about a year now.  Her previous PCP was not able to diagnose her complaints of weakness and dizziness.

Please tell me what conditions her PCP should be testing for (medical terminology); how can her symptoms be eliminated/improved?

Other info:  She is age 70 and is considered very overweight for her height.  She has recently developed acute sensitivity to cigarette smoke, dust, synthetic fragrances, etc.

Thanks you so very much
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since early this morning my dad has been experiencing dizziness and fatigue and on checking his blood pressure on a machine thingy it read that the blood presure was normal but the pulse was low (very low). The pulse rates range from 51-42. i need someone's help immediately. im really worried. he has been checking his blood pressure every frw hours and the reading are all very similar. bp normal and low pulse. the last one he took read 130/71 with a pulse of 49. please help someone im so w
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hI, first of all, how old are you? What has your previous blood pressure and pulse rate been? Is this a change for you? Are you experiencing extreme or unexplained fatigue, dizziness or other new symptoms? A slow pulse rate can be healthy and sometimes it is just a normal varient in a person. Diet, exercise, worry, lack of sleep and recent illness can allso affect your blood pressure and pulse rate.

       Are you hypothyroid, as this can also cause a reduced pulse rate. I am a 55 year old female, and I have had a low pulse rate and blood pressure that flunctuates ever since my late teens.My blood pressure when I worked in a nursing home and was 18 was once documented as 80/40 and this past month my blood pressure has gotten down to 85/50 and my pulse regulary is as low as 42 and my EKGs say Brachacardia.
in my case I also have other abnormal EKG readings that require more examination.
When I have surgery, the nurses in recovery allways keep a close eye on me because my heart rate will drop below 40 , ( the heart machine will beep when it drops below 40) The best thing to do is to check with your family dr. and follow his advice as there are many reasons for a low heart rate, some may be normal, some not. Good luck.

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My husband had a left brain stroke in the "ponds" area affecting the right side. The neurologist said it was caused by his heart not having enough pressure to flush his symptoms of normal debris. He has been recovering well but has very low blood pressure with his pulse bouncing from 50 to 89. He walked for 30 minutes and had a pressure of 97/59 and 50 pulse then sitting and watching Tv it would be in the range of low pressure and 79 pulse.  Should he be evaluated for a pace maker. He is easily fatigued, gets so tired he feels confused. The doctors have put him on medication for stroke but my concern is they aren't addressing the pressure/pulse issue.  Should I be pushing them?

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hi, i just found out that my dad, a retired, 55 year olds, blood pressure is low every time he checks it and he also has a slow pulse, he will not go to the Dr. he is very healthy, he works out and does not eat any meat of any kind very healthy man! so since he will not go be checked out what do you think is wrong? what should be done to change his bp and pulse?
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I am 52 years and recently (for the past few years) both my heart rate and BP have dropped- my rate is 39-42 BPM and BP 92/60 on average. I am 6 ft and weigh about 150 lb. And I do get a lot of lightheaded and dizziness when I stand up, sometimes even when I get of the car.  But I do have to say that I work out a lot- seven days a week for about 90 mins, 30 min interval cardio and 60 weight lifiting (at fast pace though). Also it takes a long time to get going- first 20-30 min are realy hard but then it get easy. I also noticed that I am more fatigued these days- some days are worse than others. Been to see my Dr a few times and all my blood chemical #s kind or normal. Any one else has similar symptoms?
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My wife is 26yrs old and from her childhood low BP is common. During her 1st pregnancy she fell down unconsciously, BP was noted at 80/50. During 2nd pregnancy again fallen down and BP Was same and found her pulse rate also low @ 52.
After her 2nd delivery, she has fallen down again and the endocrinology test  shows her Insulin resistance 43.1 and her pulse rate was 39 and BP 80/40. Halter was conducted 2 different days  and the result was bardycardia and second time tachycardia.

Please advise me
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I'm VERY WORRIED about my cousin that's in the E.R. right now. He's being seen for a low heart rate & low blood pressure. He's ONLY a few yrs younger than me & I'm 26. So when we heard this happened I got VERY scared & upset. He's EXTREMELY active - He's an EMT, going to college, & has a great social life. I'm no dr, but I was hoping that u'd b able to help me, Paula, & my family as to y this has happened. Also a lil more info on my cousin, he just didn't faint or get dizzy, he was passed out cold. If some1 can PLEASE get back to me about this matter it would help IMMENSELY!!!
Thank u ssooo much & I hope to b hearing from some1 soon on this matter,
Paula
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I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis over many yrs, and it can fluctuate quite a lot, unless the gland has totally died and you are permanently on one set amount of thyroid hormone replacement.  Well, when you take thyroid hormone to substitute, you are usually going to be on one amount anyway, so, when the gland itself varies up and down, here come all these fluctuations, and my heart rate is one of them.  I do know, though, that if the body is not getting enough thyroid hormone, especially the heart and blood vessels, in this case, over time the pulse rate will slow in a hypothyroid state.  When I sleep and get cold, here comes that slow heart rate, down into the 50s.  I always feel more "normal" with my pulse in the low 70s, for some reason, and I always thought that this is more normal for almost anyone, from my readings.  Seems to me that, if the blood vessels are open enough AND there is no coronary insufficiency, then the heart muscle would take deeper slower strokes to pump out a sufficient amount of blood.  I am not a doctor, and this is just my take on this over many yrs.
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I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis over many yrs, and it can fluctuate quite a lot, unless the gland has totally died and you are permanently on one set amount of thyroid hormone replacement.  Well, when you take thyroid hormone to substitute, you are usually going to be on one amount anyway, so, when the gland itself varies up and down, here come all these fluctuations, and my heart rate is one of them.  I do know, though, that if the body is not getting enough thyroid hormone, especially the heart and blood vessels, in this case, over time the pulse rate will slow in a hypothyroid state.  When I sleep and get cold, here comes that slow heart rate, down into the 50s.  I always feel more "normal" with my pulse in the low 70s, for some reason, and I always thought that this is more normal for almost anyone, from my readings.  Seems to me that, if the blood vessels are open enough AND there is no coronary insufficiency, then the heart muscle would take deeper slower strokes to pump out a sufficient amount of blood.  I am not a doctor, and this is just my take on this over many yrs.
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