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Old 11-25-08, 01:46 PM   #1
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I love when that happens

I went to the Doctor today. The nurse took my blood pressure and then my pulse, after taking my pulse she goes "Ohh...hmm, well good for you".

Must be the bike
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Old 11-25-08, 01:47 PM   #2
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Yup. Whenever I go give blood (I should do that soon), I always get a comment about my low blood pressure and pulse.
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Old 11-25-08, 02:19 PM   #3
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I have blood pressure problems. Dr wants me on a mild diuretic to get it under control. I told him I didn't wanna. But he insisted. So ...

It's not my diet, my weight, or lack or exercise. Family history.
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Old 11-25-08, 02:43 PM   #4
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I had a full physical at the beginning of the year - haven't had one since ohhhhh maybe the 80's - and so with full coverage - there's no excuses - so when I turned 50 - I made the appointment ...

blood pressure and chloresterol were both good - and she said whatever I'm doing keep on doing it.

Also I have little to no estrogen in me since I was @20 yrs old. They wanted me to take hormones, but I'm just not a pill taker and I didn't like the feel of them so I think I took them ... a big 6 months. Now if no estrogen - I'm VERY liable for osteoporosis. And with bicycling, especially off-roading - I'm going to take some falls. Worried about that - so did a bone scan. She said I have bones of a 35 yr old - and said the physical exercise I do - and that's bicycling and working out - is what did it.

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Old 11-25-08, 02:51 PM   #5
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I managed to get TOO low this summer. I went in for my first (and I hope, last) endoscopy. Lying on the table and waiting for the doctor to arrive was making me nervous so I deliberately concentrated on relaxing. Around this time the nurse hooked me up to the heart monitor. She looked at it for a minute and asked me if I normally had a low rhr, because I was currently at about 45. I told her I did, but that I didn't normally go THAT low. She watched the monitor for a minute, then pushed a button and a strip of paper spat out. She tore it off and left without a word.

Long story short: my heart skips a beat every once in a while when I'm extremely relaxed. It's common in very fit aerobic athletes. I'll bet lots of folks here on BF have this condition too; it's called "Weinckebach" (pronounced winky-bach).
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It used to be, when I was checked by nurses for life insurance, that they would take my pulse 3 times before they would believe how low it was. Not normal for a programming geek to have a pulse in the 40s...

and blood pressure just slightly low.
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Old 11-25-08, 03:53 PM   #7
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my blood pressure goes up when it's taken by a nurse
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Old 11-25-08, 03:54 PM   #8
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Love it when I get a new physicians assitant. they always freak out at a low blood pressure and slow pulse.
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my blood pressure goes up when it's taken by a nurse
I just had a health fair at my job and my cholesterol was fine, but BP was up - 130/80...well, not high but higher (Normally I'm right at 120/80).

At first I attributed it to either the white lab coat, or the extremely attractive young student nurse wearing it (sorry, WOpg)....and then I remembered ehidle and his freakin' salt-laden Cheezits
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THis reminds me. I once wore my HR monitor to bed to see what my HR was like when I'm sleeping. When I looked at the average HR, it was 32.
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