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Query about resting pulse being 54 - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
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User :   why is my resting pulse 54 i dont do any excerise
User :   HI
Doctor :   Hi
User :   should i be worried my resting pulse is only 54
Doctor :   There are different reasons.
Doctor :   1. It could be normal for your body.
Doctor :   2. you could be using any medthods
Doctor :   3. You could have hypothyroidism
Doctor :   So do you have any medical problems? Do you use any medicnies?
User :   im on medication ferrous sulphate and citalopram
User :   i always have low blood pressure
Doctor :   They do not interfere with heart rate
Doctor :   Did you check ur thyroid tests
Doctor :   They are TSH and Free T3 T4
User :   yes had them checked everything was normal ive been unwell for about a year but the doctor seems unconcerned but i know my own body
Doctor :   Very good
Doctor :   Let me ask u few Q/
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms?
Doctor :   Did you ever last consciouness
Doctor :   Did you ever faint
User :   i feel tired all the time , i often get headaches , my muscle are always weak and yes fainted a couple of times when not managed to sit down in time.
User :   are you still there?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   U r using iron pills
Doctor :   U are having anemia
Doctor :   That may the cause of fatigue and fainting
User :   yes my iron level is below 10 and my hemoglobin is 10
Doctor :   See
Doctor :   that is grossly low
User :   i take 3 tablets a day my doctor said to stop taking the citalopram because he thinks its the iron levels been so low that causes me to feel depressed
User :   i also havent gone to the toilet for 2 weeks is that normal with the iron?
Doctor :   Yes,Iron pills make constipated
Doctor :   you need to use lot of fiber
Doctor :   You need to use some kind of laxative
User :   would it be safe to excerise with a low blood count or will i feel unwell i wanted to start going to the gym
Doctor :   How low?
User :   my blood count is 10.1
Doctor :   You can do exercise
Doctor :   do it less strenuous exercises
Doctor :   Do not change the position of body suddenly
Doctor :   use pills untill use Iron reaches 12
Doctor :   use it for min 6 mo
Doctor :   So we discussed heart rate
Doctor :   which in ur case is normal
Doctor :   But get the EKG
Doctor :   and make sure there are defects in conduction system of heart
Doctor :   ook
User :   i had an ecg about 3 months ago was fine
Doctor :   Very good
Doctor :   So it is normal
Doctor :   Some people has that rate
Doctor :   ANd it is normal for them
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Why u r having anemia
User :   i dont know been on and off for about 4 years
User :   it gets more severe when pregnant but my son is 1 now and there no chance im pregnant
User :   i dont eat very well but not because i dont want too im just not hungry
User :   i weigh 9stone im 5ft 8
Doctor :   Well, it is clearly from less dietary iron
Doctor :   and from pregancy
Doctor :   You can also get the Iron infusion therapy
Doctor :   They will give it one time every 3 mom
Doctor :   some chances of allergy
Doctor :   but u can avoid tablets
Doctor :   but neeeds hospitalisation
User :   i have to go for an endoscopy next month
Doctor :   But now u don't need
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Why
Doctor :   Top loook for source of bleeding ???
Doctor :   *to
User :   i only go to toilet every 2 to 3 weeks and when i do go its mucusy and blood but not much just a bit
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   That is good test
Doctor :   How long u have this problem ?
User :   6 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How old are you now?
User :   23
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   No chances of cancer
Doctor :   it could be some functional defect
Doctor :   Meaning low motility of gut
Doctor :   But it is better u rule out any other causes
User :   a specialist when i was pregnant about 3 years ago with my second child thought it was chrones disease but when he mentioned what was involved to check i just ignored it till now
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   But Crons usually presents as diarrhea
Doctor :   And some lower abdominal pain
Doctor :   It does not resent with constipation
User :   i havent had diarrhea for years
Doctor :   so it is no Crons
User :   good im hoping its just something simple
User :   i have 3 children to run after
Doctor :   It will be alright
Doctor :   Usually in ur age it will be normal;
Doctor :   It is just protocol for chronic constipation
Doctor :   But most pf the time reason is simple
Doctor :   Low motility of gut
Doctor :   Do you have any other Questions before we run out of time ?
User :   no its ok thanks for your help
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Just focus On constipation
Doctor :   1. eat fruits and veg
Doctor :   2. drink water
Doctor :   not sodas
Doctor :   3. exercrise
User :   sodas make me feel unwell so i avoid
Doctor :   4, use some kin dof laxative
Doctor :   but continue iron pills
Doctor :   U can drink but do not compromise with water
Doctor :   if u drink soda u may not drnk water for 3 hrs
Doctor :   that is common error
Doctor :   Thank yo for consult me
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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