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Posted by: Ja-Nee | 2011/09/08

Pulse Rate &  BP - LOW

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.

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Our expert says:
Expert ImageCardiologist

Hi Ja Nee

It sounds like your heart rate and pulse are low because you are young and fit. Those are normal readings for a young healthy woman, something to be very pleased about! If there was a market for pulses and blood pressures, you could get a high price for yours!

I would take your pulse and BP only for interest, they should be cause for celebration not concern. And I very much doubt they have anything to with your Reynaud's syndrome

Best wishes

JT

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Posted by: Cardiologist | 2011/09/14

Hi Ja Nee

It sounds like your heart rate and pulse are low because you are young and fit. Those are normal readings for a young healthy woman, something to be very pleased about! If there was a market for pulses and blood pressures, you could get a high price for yours!

I would take your pulse and BP only for interest, they should be cause for celebration not concern. And I very much doubt they have anything to with your Reynaud's syndrome

Best wishes

JT

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