Low heart rate
In an adult healthy person at rest, the pulse is seventy-two beats per minute.
An increase in this indicator in a calm statespeaks about any infringements. To determine the exact cause of the increase in heart rate, you should consult a doctor. It is recommended to measure it at different times and on different days.
What happens in the human body when the pulse is low? The reasons can be different when the figure is less than seventy-two beats per minute in a calm state.
It should be noted that many athletesa low pulse is observed. At rest, it can be less than sixty beats per minute. This is largely due to a "strong" heart. In such cases, the body is rarely pulsating, as a sufficient amount of blood is thrown out in one stroke.
As is known, the frequency of pulsation is related to the activity of the heart directly. Therefore, it is quite common to ask why a person can have a low pulse.
And the reasons can be different. For example, this state is characteristic of the organism during the adaptation period, with a sufficiently sharp change in the surrounding conditions. A low pulse may accompany hypotension.
Reduction of the ripple frequency, which is calledbradycardia, often occurs as a result of being in cold water, after a severe blow to the chest or just an unexpectedly developed sharp pain. As a rule, such a state is not a serious threat.
A low pulse (less than sixty beats), whichis a fairly long period, may indicate a weak functioning of the thyroid gland. As a rule, in this case, identify other endocrine disorders. For example, a person constantly feels a chill, his hair falls out, his nails are brittle, and there is also a so-called chronic fatigue syndrome.
The frequency of pulsation may decrease and as a result of taking medications for the treatment of cardiac disorders or hypertension. Have a retarding effect and beta-blockers.
There are also others, provoking a declinepulsation frequencies, factors. These include changes in the pathological nature that develop in the heart muscle. These disorders are caused by various diseases. To the most common ailments contributing to the development of changes in the heart muscle, it is necessary, first of all, to include heart diseases, ischemia, acute heart attack, vascular insufficiency, hypertension.
It should be noted that the pressure and pulse with each otherthe other is not directly related. In other words, the increase in one does not cause a rise or fall of another. It often happens that people with hypertension have a rapid pulse, and there is an increase in the frequency of pulsation and hypotension.
If there is a low pulse for a long time, you should undergo a specialist examination.
In such a state, it is highly discouraged to engage in independent drug selection. First of all, it is necessary to identify the exact cause of the delayed heart rate and in accordance with it to be treated.
In some situations, the pulse rate decreases to life-threatening figures. In such cases, the patient may need to install a pacemaker.
Depending on the provoking disease, the doctor can prescribe medication, observation or complex therapy in a hospital.
In the event that a reduced ripple is associated withvegeto-vascular dystonia or hypotension, folk medicine at home recommends taking tinctures of eucalyptus, guarana or ginseng. These funds allow you to raise the overall tone. You can also use mustard plasters. They are applied to the heart area, so use caution when using them.