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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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I have been on the beta blocker for 3 days and the water pills for an month. My heart rate is low. Why ?

ok i am on 2 types of blood pressure pill ones a water pill and the other is an beta blocker ? well since i have been on the beta blocker for 3 days and the water pills for an month my heart rate has been lower.. like about around 55-66 is that normal ? sometime its 78 but my blood pressure has been great like 120/73 i happy for that just never seen my heart is never been like that..anyone know ?
Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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I wouldn't worry about the heart rate, beta blockers will do this. When are you checking your heart rate??Is it at rest?? A normal resting heart rate is usually 60-80. Some people will have a resting heart rate of 50, especially athletes. The best time to check your heart rate is in the morning before you get out of bed. You should count the beats for a full minute, this is more accurate. Or, you can take your pulse during the day provided that you haven't been relatively active for about 30 minutes.Let the medication do its' job and your system will adjust to it. I hope that this helps.
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