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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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my heart rate rose to 120 while walking the treadmill for 30 minutes. I am 63 years old. Is this safe?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   .my heart rate rose to 120 while walking the treadmill for 30 minutes. I am 63 years old. Is this safe?
User :   I am hypertensive
Doctor :   Its not dangerous
Doctor :   may i know the TMT report ?
User :   TMT, what is that?
Doctor :   Tread Mill test
User :   i did not pay much attention...i dont know I walked for 30 minutes, at 3.5
Doctor :   Ok, did you get chest pain during the test ?
User :   no chest pain...i feel great
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   you should not be worried about
Doctor :   its absolutely normal for one to have 120 heart rate during exercise
User :   would it be safe to take 100 mg viagra in my condition?
Doctor :   and in an hypertensive a little higher rate can be expected normally
Doctor :   no, viagra is risky
Doctor :   i would suggest you not to tak it at all
User :   i was under the impression that viagra would lower blood pressure
Doctor :   yes, it does by pooling down the blood into the penile musculature
Doctor :   but some hypertensive have attacks of severe head ache after the dose
Doctor :   as they also tend to dilate the brain blood vessels
User :   i have tried it with no side effects, except that my wife loves my
Doctor :   thats fine , but try with a lower dose say 50mg
User :   advice taken with thanks.....
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback on chat
User :   bye
Doctor :   Bye
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