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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Is it normal to hear heartbeat and pulse in the right ear?
Query: Hello doctor, I hear my pulse and heartbeat-like sound in my right ear if I bend over, especially after exercise or eating food. Is it normal? Can it be due to blood pressure or is it due to any blockage in my blood vessel near my ear? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you feel are called as heart palpitations. It may be due to thyroid disease, anxiety, heart disease, blood pressure or many other reasons. You need to consult your cardiologist for proper evaluation of the cause and to treat that accordingly. Diagnosis is t... 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 mIU/L and cholesterol is 203 mg/dL. I am facing a problem with my pulse rate. It is between 115 to 120 beats per minute when I walk or do any activity. But when I am in rest, it ranges between 80 to 100 beats per minute. I feel light... Read Full »
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 beats per minute while walking is fine. From your history lightheadedness is the only problem. Is this lightheadedness significant? Do you fee... Read Full »
What is the cause of chills and vomiting while taking medicines for hypertension?
Query: Hello doctor,The patient suddenly feels chills all over the body after taking a beta blocker, calcium channel blocker, Clopidogrel, Aspirin, and Atorvastatin. She is unable to stand, walk or move. The BP monitor shows error and is not showing any BP value. When checked in sphygmomanometer there is K... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query and can understand you are worried about a patient who is feeling a bunch of symptoms. Thanks for adding the detailed medications she is taking. From her overall scenario, based on the information provided, it seems she may be having issue... Read Full »
My blood pressure is erratic. Can you help ?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old. Recently, I started having high blood pressure. It goes up and down a lot. At some times, it is 170/90, and at others, it is 130/80. Recently I have done a blood test, where my Hb was 10.52, cholesterol was 152, triglyceride was 165, HDL 28 and LDL was 91. The other... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your pulse rate is high. Please do a free T4, T3, and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test. For your BP (blood pressure), you can take Met XL (Metoprolol) 50 one tablet, once daily at around 8 AM and tablet Stamlo (Amlodipine) 5 one tablet at around 5 PM. Your Hb... 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 »
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 »
I have visible pulse on both sides of my neck, and I can feel strong pulse as well. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have visible arterial pulses on both sides of my neck. Also, I have a pretty strong pulse as well. I went to several heart doctors last year, and I did multiple tests, all tests' results came back normal, and doctors said that I was fine. So I just wanted to make sure that all is good a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest checking the vitals blood pressure and pulse rate. Check whether these visible movements are venous or arterial because in increased RV (right ventricular) pressure, jugular veins pressure increases and are seen. If you can feel it by placing a finger on it, ... Read Full »
My pulse rate rapidly elevates after I exercise for a while. Should I be concerned?
Query: Hi doctor, I started gymming today after a while. I did my mild cardio today in the morning, but after two hours of exercising, my pulse rate was more than 120 bpm. Later it went normal, but it started elevating like a clock whenever I walked a bit. I have a history of hypertension & diabetes me... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Heart rate rises with exercise and reduces after cessation of exercise. This is normal. Formally, this is assessed on a treadmill test. ECG (electrocardiogram) and blood pressure are recorded during exercise and post-exercise. Normally heart rate ... 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 »
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 »
How to reduce chest pain caused by high altitude in an asthma patient?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female with a history of asthma and SVT. I am currently at 3500 m altitude, and I am getting upper central chest pain on inhalation, which is much worse going uphill. I do not have any other altitude symptoms or shortness of breath. What could cause this? I am curre... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chest pain could be due to muscular fatigue at high altitudes. Count your pulse properly to rule out SVT (supraventricular tachycardia). I do not think it is SVT, as you appear stable. Check your oxygen saturation also. Read Full »
Should I maintain my pulse below 140 during exercise?
Query: Hello doctor,I walk and jog for 40 minutes, and my pulse crosses 165. My age is 39, and obese. Taking Olmesartan 20 mg for blood pressure and taking Rosuvastatin 5 mg for cholesterol. I read that one should not exercise more than 140 counts keeping in view my age. Please let me know whether I should... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, there is no such cut-off that exists. Now, for your age, you can exercise till your heart rate reach around 180. It also depends upon your exercise capacity whether you are able to do it or not without excessive shortness of breath or other symptoms like chest pa... Read Full »