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Resting heart rate, wife disagrees...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by garyo, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. garyo

    garyo Millennium Member

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    My wife says my resting heart rate is too low, mid 50s, I say it is not. I do 30 minutes of cardio early in the morning, six days a week. I have been on this regime for years. I do have hypertension and take meds for it. My hypertension has been controlled for a very long time. I had a stress test about a year ago, and I did not even break a sweat. Doc said my cardiovascular system looks very good. I keep telling my wife I am a well trained athlete, to which she replies with a hearty laugh. I don't get it. I'm 55 btw.

    Any thoughts?
    garyo
     
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  2. JW1178

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    Stronger hearts beat slower. Most pro atheletes have a heart rate about 40 beats per minute, but I am no Dr, so ask a Dr.
     

  3. VELO

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    Mine is 40. Mid 50s is great!

    Why use up beats any faster than you need to?
     
  4. NCwriter

    NCwriter Senior Member

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    I didn't say his heart rate was too low; the doctor put him a new medicine and said that if his heart rate dropped below 60 he should let her know. Yes, he does a cardio workout six days a week, and yes, he's in good shape. But the new medicine is dropping his heart rate artificially, so I think he should let the doctor know. He's not going to keel over anytime soon (although maybe I should rethink this--the insurance might come in handy) but I think it's ridiculous for him to just say he has a low heart rate because he works out regularly. So my question is--if the doctor puts you on a new medicine and tells you to monitor your heart rate and let her know if it changes, shouldn't you let her know?
     
  5. RenoF250

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    If you are awake and not dizzy it is not too low. If you get light headed when standing up or feel dizzy - too low. That is my simple rule.
     
  6. RenoF250

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    Seems pretty simple with this info. Let her know.
     
  7. brisk21

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    That is perfectly normal for someone who exercises. Mine was 42bmp when I ran 3 miles a day and didn't drink caffeine. Now I'm hooked on coffee and do more weight training than cardio. It went back up to 60bmp.
     
  8. VELO

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    Uh, Gary......you're busted.


    And your wife is right; call your doctor.
     
  9. devildog2067

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    And here we see a textbook case of the difference between the truth, and the whole truth.
     
  10. TheJ

    TheJ NRA Life Member Lifetime Member

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    It's most likely a combination of your strong cardio and the BP meds. If you take something like metoprolol tartrate it will lower your heart rate. I would let the doc know but 50s isn't really dangerous.
     
  11. G36's Rule

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    Busted by wifey making up stories...

    :rofl:
     
  12. kensb2

    kensb2 pistol n00b

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    Why would you possibly go around stating half-truths when your SO will likely see them, and out you to the group? :dunno:

    Besides, if your WIFE said it, then she is right. Regardless of what the Doc said! :tongueout:
     
  13. nursetim

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    Lol your wife is on GT and can call you out and we get the whole story. I love it. The wife ALWAYS gives me the rest of the story when I see patients. :thumbsup:
    Call your doctor and let her know, definitely. 50 is a good number for Lance Armstrong, brother, 30 min of cardio 6 days a week does not make you Lance Armstrong.
    You have a good woman there, she obviously loves you. God bless both of you.
     
  14. Gallium

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    Mr and Mrs Garyo,

    I wish you both the best of health and a very good (long) time together.

    Gary, contact your doc pronto. :)

    << Not a doctor.
     
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    But he did stay at a holiday inn express at some point. :supergrin:
     
  16. lwt210

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    First thing in the morning, my resting pulse is in the high 40s. After some coffee and stirring about, it gets up into the 50s and sometimes 60s.

    I also take BP meds on occasion. My doctor took me off of them after a checkup including an EKG where he noticed my pulse was low. He didn't seem concerned in the least about the pulse.

    There are days where I feel like I have no energy but other days I feel fine. He said as long as i stay conscious and don't have serious dizzy spells, it's nothing to fret about.

    He talked Holter (SP) monitors, pacemakers and other jazz and said that was serious stuff and not an option at this point and time.
     
  17. Glock&KimberLady

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    ROFLMAO

    ****blocked by yer wife.

    Gotta watch out for that stuff.

    Based on her...additional...information, get back to the doc. If your doc specifically said to get back to her if your rate is below 60, then heed that advice.

    Mine is usually in the 50s and I do have orthostatic hypotension...product of low heart rate and low blood pressure. But mine isn't artificially induced by meds. Go to your doctor.
     
  18. SMOKEin

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    I'd be curious if her cooking is as bad as he tells us. :)
     
  19. NCwriter

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    My fantastic cooking is the only reason his heart rate isn't even lower...panting with breathless anticipation in response to the smells wafting out from the kitchen. :eat:

    (It's also the reason he has to do the cardio six times a week.) :workout:
     
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