Why pulse rate low
The pulse may be lowered for many reasons. For some people, the frequency of less than sixty beats per minute can be normal. If your heart rate is always low, but you have a healthy heart and you feel reason for concern. Obviously, it is your physiological feature that does not threaten your health.
The risk of tachycardia and increased pulse are widely known, but few remember bradycardia – heart rhythm disturbances, in which the frequency of the heartbeats and the pulse become low. Pathological bradycardia, the cause of which are often a problem in the conduction system of the heart, is one of the most common causes of low pulse.
Reduced heart rate is also a symptom of other ailments: low blood pressure, diseases of the nervous system, endocrine abnormalities, increased intracranial pressure, intoxication and infectious diseases. The some medications can also reduce the frequency of the pulse.
Reduced heart rate: what to do
Having had reduced heart rate, it is advisable to consult a doctor. First and foremost, you should check the activity of the heart, as the work of that organ most affects the performance of the pulse. You should also measure your blood pressure and do a blood test to know the status of the body. Self-treatment with medicinal preparations it is better not to do. To increase the pulse usually used anticholinergics and sympathomimetics, the use of which can lead to other heart problems – ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, so treatment should be done under strict medical supervision.
To alleviate their condition at home, you can drink tonic drink – tea, coffee or energy drink. They contain caffeine, which increases blood pressure, stimulates the heart muscles and with it increases the heart rate. Will help to make the body work faster also ginseng and guarana. Also your condition will facilitate the yellow card imposed on the chest.
Reduced heart rate may be as an individual feature, and a symptom of a serious illness, for example, of a heart attack. In the most severe cases, the patient implanted artificial pacemaker. You need to take care of their health and do not delay the visit to the clinic.