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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i checked my blood pressure/pulse at a Rexall machine yesterday with my husband. I am 44.
1st reading was Systolic 97, Diastolic 53, pulse 65.
2nd reading (after 15 min of rest there at the store) was Systolic 111, Diastolic 44, pulse 61.
I asked the pharmacist there what he thought, since it was WELL below normal on the charts there. He asked if I was having dizziness, headaches etc. I have no symptoms like that, and I exercise at least 5 times a week (jog/walk 5 km, indoor rock climb, small weights training, zumba class etc.).
the only thing I DO notice, is that I get very very red AFTER I exercise. My heart rate returns to normal quickly enough, but I am red for a long time.
Any ideas?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let meread ur query
Doctor :   you are competely normal
Doctor :   the hert rate changes are based on the no of factors including nerve supply, hormones released by catacholamine
Doctor :   in individuals who work out the heart enlarges normally
Doctor :   since the change in the size of the cardiac chambers , the heart rate tends to reduce
Doctor :   this is called physiological cardiomegaly
User :   k, thanks. I felt "normal" but since I hadn't checked my numbers officially for years I thought I should. But then the numbers looked pretty darn low.
Doctor :   the BP u have are well within normal
Doctor :   men cannot depend ona single reading
Doctor :   of the blood pressurs.
User :   physiological cardiomegaly... wow... sounds impressive. so for me, I should consider those numbers my "normal"?
Doctor :   yes
User :   okee dokee.... thanks for your help.
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   Happy New Year!
Doctor :   Do u have any other query?
Doctor :   YOU too
User :   hmmm.... I suppose I could ask about spider veins.... along the outside of my knees. Does that have something to do with my BP?
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   44 yrs
User :   had 4 children
User :   not sure if that matters
Doctor :   at the age of 44, the blood capillaries enlarge and the end cappilaries can lose their firmness and can become tortuous
Doctor :   this tortous appearance is called as spider nevi
User :   treatments? dietary, or natural perhaps?
Doctor :   such spider nevi , can also appear due to increased estrogen levels
Doctor :   there is no need for treatment
User :   just ugly I suppose
User :   lol
Doctor :   as there is no patholgic damage and they do not cause any harm
User :   understand
Doctor :   but laser therapy can help to revove the appearance
Doctor :   *remove
User :   hmmm.... laser therapy... okay, are there risks in that?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   there are no risks here
Doctor :   absolutely safe method
Doctor :   Are u following my comments ?
User :   yup
User :   I'll look up the fees around that then, and see what I can find locally. Is there any kind of recovery time for that?
Doctor :   i hope i have solved your queries
Doctor :   the recovery time is less than a week
User :   perfect... thanks for your help.
User :   and yes, you've solved my queries :-)
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   talk later I guess
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
User :   bye
Doctor :   have a great new year
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