advertisement
Question
Posted by: Ja-Nee | 2011-09-08

BP &  Pulse really low... ok?

What sort of pulse rate and BP do you have?
My pulse has become crazy low - I think.

Today at 3pm my resting (middle of a boring meeting) pulse was 40bpm! Last night at the gym after a 13km run and some sit-ups and stretching it was 55bpm. Now after dinner it is 46bpm.

My blood pressure last night was 100/58, a few weeks ago it was 90/58.

I know lower is better than high, on both counts, but I am thinking this is fairly excessively low - even for me - and could be a big part of why I am:
- Suffering from Reynaud''s Syndrome a lot this winter
- Have been cold all the time and have been
- Putting on weight

Does it sound like a need a check-up?
Noting that I had a life insurance basic health screening with a nurse recently - weight/height/ cholesterol/BP etc. and she remarked on how low my BP was but didn''t seem concerned about it... I am a 37 year old female, 1.66m, 57kg and fairly fit and active.

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

I do suggest that you consult your doctor for a referral to a cardiologist, as your blood pressure is acceptable but your pulse rate is really low. We do see these incredible readings in super fit athletes but I rather suggest that you have yourself checked out, as it is possible that you may have a heart block, where the electric impulses of the heart is slowed down, thus causing your heart beat to be extremely low. It is not life threatening but you may experience a black out, due to low blood pressure and a low pulse rate.

Regards





Dr Anrich

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

2
Our users say:
Posted by: Ja-Nee | 2011-09-13

Thanks for the reply Dr Anrich.

I wore a HR monitor all day yesterday (loaned from a friend) and over an 8+ hour period the average was 50BPM, but sometimes during the day it went as low as 36BPM!! I was feeling pretty tired and dizzy at the time too. I have made an appointment with a GP for Thursday for some tests, and I believe Thyroid functioning is one thing I should get checked, along with BP, pulse, Iron and blood glucose...

Reply to Ja-Nee
Posted by: Ja-Nee | 2011-09-13

Thanks for the reply Dr Anrich.

I wore a HR monitor all day yesterday (loaned from a friend) and over an 8+ hour period the average was 50BPM, but sometimes during the day it went as low as 36BPM!! I was feeling pretty tired and dizzy at the time too. I have made an appointment with a GP for Thursday for some tests, and I believe Thyroid functioning is one thing I should get checked, along with BP, pulse, Iron and blood glucose...

Reply to Ja-Nee

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement