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Q: high blood pressure - low heart beat rate

I'm 35 years old. For as long as I can remember, I always have elevated blood pressure; average around 142/78. My pulse at rest is mostly lower than 50 bpm.

I'm very active, running 8 miles/day. I eat healthy but can't get the blood pressure down.

I notice that immediately after running when my heart beat is still around 70 bpm, my blood pressure measures much lower 125/76 or better. It rises again as my pulse lowers. My doctor has sent me to a cardiologist and never anything was found.... I want to avoid medication but I'm not sure what else I can do in a natural way. is there a proven relationship between low pulse and high blood pressure?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
2/23/10 12:21pm

Hi Musti,


Here is some information:


Low Blood Pressure After Exercise

The Connection Between Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

Dr. Mark Houston Answers Your Top Heart Health Questions - About question #5 discusses blood pressure and heart rate


Also, I recommend learning more and implementing the DASH Diet.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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