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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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    Yup. Whenever I go give blood (I should do that soon), I always get a comment about my low blood pressure and pulse.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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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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    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.

    YAY BIKE!

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    Senior Member Itsjustb's Avatar
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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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    my blood pressure goes up when it's taken by a nurse

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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