I Just Mesured My Blood Pressure, Itis 123/80 Got A Little Worried Because My Pulse Reading Is 103

Question

Asked by Lilia Chavez

I Just Mesured My Blood Pressure, Itis 123/80 Got A Little Worried Because My Pulse Reading Is 103

I am 64 years old female and had high blood pressure for about 20 years, what do you recomend for my high pulse.

Thank you

Answer

Hi Lilia,

A standard heart rate for an adult is ~70 beats per minute, but anywhere between 50-100 beats per minute can be normal. Typically the more fit you are the lower your heart rate. Getting more physical activity will improve heart health and promote a lower heart rate. I recommend you discuss with your physician to determine if there are other steps you need to take.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN