Pulse Rate

The pulse rate or heart rate is the number of times the heart beats in a minute. At rest, the normal pulse rate should be between 60 and 100 beats per minute, higher or lower heart rate does not necessarily mean a medical problem. The factors that can affect your pulse rate are air temperature, body position, weight, and use of certain medicines.

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Can pulse pressure and heart pressure increase with age?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my grandmother who is suffering from various heart related symptoms that have become increasingly concerning and I am thus seeking for a second opinion. She is a 73-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and is currently being treated. She is also on Ada...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, nothing to worry about pulse pressure and it may widen with age. Also for diastolic BP, readings anything less than 90 mmHg is fine, be it any low. Now most important is systolic pressure. Ideally it should be around 110 to 140 mmHg. Occasional elevated rea...  Read Full »

Is low resting pulse rate a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having consistently a very low resting pulse, between 50 and 58 and I do not know if this is a sign of a problem. I do not have any other issues besides nausea sometimes. I am 39 years old and overweight (BMI 32.9). Should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This resting pulse is perfectly normal in healthy peoples. This pulse will rise once you exert. Rise in heart rate with exercise and fall during rest is a normal phenomenon that is controlled by our autonomic nervous system. In healthy persons, it even falls in 40s d...  Read Full »

Is it normal for an 82-year-old to have a pulse rate of 54?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 82-year-old man and noticed that my pulse was 54 late a couple of nights ago. I recorded it yesterday throughout the beginning with 8 am and ending at 10:15 pm. The pulse was 58, 60, 80, 78, 69, and 54. The 80 was after hiking 2.5 miles. I am concerned about the low of 54. I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for reaching out to us. I understand your concern about your health. Please do not be worried as it is nothing. It is perfectly normal to have a slightly low pulse as you age. It is a physiological change that occurs with aging perhaps 54 beats per minute ca...  Read Full »

What could be the reason could be for louder pulse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38-year old, 85 kg, male. Had extensive heart check last year, which came clear. Doctor said I have mild valve insufficiency (doctor said it is normal) and blood pressure of 110/70. Lately, I hear my pulse more noticeably and feel it in various parts of my body (chest, neck, stom...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your medical history and would like to explain that your symptoms (palpitations and pulse feeling through the body) are not related to any specific heart disorder unless you have primary aortic valve insufficiency. When significant (moderat...  Read Full »

What is Tazloc 40 used for?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46 year old male. My height is 165 cm and weight is 65 kg. I am a known HTN since 3 years. My medications were Olmezest 10 mg once daily in the morning and Prolomet XL 50 mg once daily in the evening. Now I am diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My readings are FBS 141, PPBS 236 and BP...  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Previously, you were on tablet Olmezest (Olmesartan) and tablet Prolomet XL 50 (Metoprolol tartrate). Now you are on diabetic medication and tablet Tazloc-H 40 (Telmisartan). Tablet Olmezest and tablet Tazloc are similar kind of drugs. So, taking one drug is enough. I ...  Read Full »

I read we can hear our blood flow when in extremely silent zero DB room. Is it true?

Query: Hello doctor,This is more of science question, I read somewhere we can hear our blood flow when in extremely silent room zero DB room, Is that true?  Read Full »


Dr. C Elanchezhian

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can hear not only the silent room. Average person's carotid artery pulse and blood flow sounds can be heard in ears. During palpitations, we can hear the condition aortic stenosis blood flow sound. So many valvular diseases can be understood.  Read Full »

The pulse rate started to fall after giving Epinephrine in a 4-year-old child. Kindly give your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, I am reviewing the patient care of a 4-year-old child diagnosed with the flu. He was having trouble breathing, so we called an ambulance. I was very apprehensive about him receiving any drugs from a doctor. His pulse was 149, 161, and 150. The medic then said his pulse was falling, wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An ECG should have been done immediately to see if the child was having VT, SVT, or anything else that would require you to slow down the heart. Based on the ECG, the next step could have been planned. This is because you have only written to me about the heart rate....  Read Full »

Is it normal to have variation in the pulse rate during walking and at rest?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 year old. My sugar level is normal, TSH is 2.91 and cholesterol is 203. I am facing a problem with my pulse rate. It is between 115-120 when I walk or do any activity. But when I am in rest, it ranges between 80-100. I feel lightheadedness when I walk. Is it normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cholesterol is in upper borderline. It will come down with low cholesterol diet and exercise daily. Heart rate more than 100 while walking is fine. From your history lightheadedness is the only problem. Is this lightheadedness significant? Do you feel like falling o...  Read Full »

When I checked my son's BP it showed irregular heart symbol. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, A few days back, I was measuring BP using electronic BP monitor on my 11 year old kid. I observed irregular heartbeat symbol blinking after measurement, and that got me worried. I measured eight times again in the last two days and got IHB symbol for around 4 out of 8 times. His average ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood pressure is normal, although a bit on higher side. There is no reason for him to have irregular beats. Is he having any symptoms like episodic palpitations or very rapid heart beat, chest heaviness or shortness of breath? If not, then that is most probably a fals...  Read Full »

I am taking Atenolol from six years. But, now I feel dizzy when I take it. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on Atenolol for the past six years. I was prescribed this for a high heart rate. It worked well the first five years. But, from the last year, it has ruined my life. I have no energy. I get light headed and dizzy. I am on 100 mg a day. I am not sure what to do.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is probably Atenolol-induced low heart rate and blood pressure. First, you need to get your blood pressure and pulse rate checked. You should buy an electronic BP apparatus which shows both blood pressure and pulse rate or else you could get it checked from a nearby...  Read Full »

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