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High blood pressure and low pulse rate

Posted by Fellrunner

Hi, I have just got back from the doctors this morning and my blood pressure was 178/98 but my pulse rate was 46. I am 36 years old and I'm currently training for an Ironman triathlon next year. I consider myself to be fit and healthy. I don't drink, smoke or take drugs or any medication and regularly train 6 times a week. The past few weeks I have been experiencing slight tightening in the left side of my chest and a dull ache down my left arm. If I stand too quickly I get quite dizzy and disorientated and sometimes have this same sensation when sat down. The doc has given me Nitromin spray as an interim measure until they found out what the problem is. I have to go back for an ECG on 5th Jan and then blood tests on 8th Jan. There is a history of high blood pressure in the family, my dad, brother and grandmother. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Many thanks for your response. After the shock of finding out I had high blood pressure this morning I went out and bought a blood pressure monitor. I have tried it twice and got the following readings: 1st time pulse rate 41 systolic 134 diastolic 94  2nd time pulse rate 39 systolic 132 diastolic 93. I'm hoping the high blood pressure might just be stress related and will come down over the next few days.


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