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Low blood pressure, continuous low pulse, smoker. On medication for high BP, stopped. Treatment?

hello i am 22 male overweight smoker i have been on bp meds for 3 years all of a sudden my blood presure and pulse got really low so my doc told me to stop my meds that weeks ago now i have normal bp range but my pulse drops to 60bpm when im resting when im active dose not go past 90bpm i can be sitting up with 90bpm lay down and 10 seconds later its 60bpm is this all normal? my only lifestyle chane was 1/2 mile a day walk and eating a little healthy
Asked On : Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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There can be three possible reasons for your low heart rate. One, you have always had a low heart rate and it is normal for you. Secondly, you are on some medications like beta blockers (propranolol, atenolol etc) which reduce heart rate. Thirdly, you may be suffering from hypothyroidism in which weight gain and low heart rate are common. You should also get an ECG done to rule out any arrythmia. Please consult a cardiologist so that your concerns can be assessed and a proper evaluation done.

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