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High Blood Pressure, High Cholestrol and Low Pulse Rate. Is there any connection between the three ?

I am 46 years old and have a high blood pressure problem for the last 8 years and taking Tenormin 50mg every day. I have recently got blood checkup where my cholestrol level is 220. I am monitoring my pulse rate for the last 3 days and it stays between 47-51 during the day. Is there any connection between the three?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Mar 2011
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hello and welcome to healthcare magic!!
well the blood pressure and cholesterol levels are related and bad for your health, the low pulse rate maybe due to the drug that you are taking for blood pressure it is a beta blocker and is known to cause low pulse rate as a side effect or the pulse rate maybe normal for your body some individuals have a lower baseline pulse rate,If your pulse rate was the same before you started the tablets. I would suggest you bring this to your doctor's attention.
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