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Pulse Pressure and resting heart rate

Posted by @lookinup55, May 23, 2017

back in jan of this year I started to exercise regularly on an elliptical. My goal is a 40-50 minute workout on the “weight loss” setting. When I began , my weight was nearly 230lbs, my bp 150/84 and my resting heart rate was 72bpm. As of this morning, my weight is 209 lbs, my bp is 132/75 and my resting rate has plunged all the way down to 53 bpm. I am very excited about my changes overall, but have 2 concerns:

1) is a resting heart rate drop from 72 to 53 in only 5 months time too drastic of a change?
2) my pulse pressure is still 57, and from what I’ve read that is still not good.

any thoughts/advice would be appreciated – BTW, Im a 55 yr old male

thanks

RP

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@lookinup55 Hi RP, Congratulations on making so many healthy life style changes. It sounds like you have been working hard at getting in shape to improve your health. Have you discussed your concerns about the change in resting rate and pulse pressure with your doctor? If not, I encourage you to do this. A phone call to the doctor’s office or an email through the Patient Portal might give you the answers that you need to make you feel more comfortable. Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. Best wishes for good health! Teresa

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@lookinup55 Hi RP, Congratulations on making so many healthy life style changes. It sounds like you have been working hard at getting in shape to improve your health. Have you discussed your concerns about the change in resting rate and pulse pressure with your doctor? If not, I encourage you to do this. A phone call to the doctor’s office or an email through the Patient Portal might give you the answers that you need to make you feel more comfortable. Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. Best wishes for good health! Teresa

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@lookinup55 congrats on your hard work to lose weight and control your blood pressure. Yay! Checking with your doctor for answers to your questions is the way to go since he/she is the expert. My pulse pressure difference is quite large but my Doc thinks it is ok. Sometimes what is “normal range” for people without heart disease doesn’t apply to us. Your Doc will ease your mind. Keep up the good work.

thanks to you both!

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