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Help? High/ low heart rate & pulse rate

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 6, 2010
  • 09:15 PM

Hi,
Im a healthy 19 year old female. I have a varying heart and pulse rate at rest. Sometimes my heart rate is as low as 66/ 39 with a pulse rate of 45 and sometimes its as high as 144/ 81 with a pulse of 70 and my pulse can be as high as 146. Im due to go to the doctor in a month as my heart rate was high last time i went. However having monitored my heart rate and pulse with a lood pressure monitior im now worried. Should i be concerned. Im an active, otherwise healthy individual :) I occasionally suffer from light headedness, tirdness and palpatations.
Thanks

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  • yes that is concerning.. that BP in my opinion is getting way to low and i beleive is causing your symptoms. Could be some form of autonomic issue. What did your doctor say to you?
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi .. there`s a condition called PHAEOCHROMOCYTOMA... its a tumor on d adrenal glands which secretes adrenaline and other catecholamines occasionally , therefore its called an endocrine tumor.. whenever there`s release of adrenaline , there will be a rise in pulse rate n blood pressure... its one of the cause for varying bp n heart rate .. pls ask ur doctor to evaluate properly by 1. measuring ur plasma catacholamines level 2. CT of abdomen to check for the tumor..pls let me know the results , mail me... on arjun4mb@gmail.com .. god bless :)
    arjun4mb 80 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi ... there`s a conidition called PHAEOCHROMOCYTOMA ...its a tumor of adrenal glands which secretes adrenaline and other catecholamines occasionally .. these catecholamines can increase heart rate n blood pressure whenever they`re released , later heart rate n blood pressure falls when the levels of these hormones come down .. pls ask ur doctor to evaluate properly .1. check ur plasma catecholamines level 2.CT of abdomen n pelvis to check for any tumor .. god bless :) pls let me know d results
    arjun4mb 80 Replies Flag this Response
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