Holden4th... My Doc thinks that my BP and heart rate is great "for me." Bradycardia & Tachycardia are just descriptions of heart rates and not necessarily a disorder, unless of course, it is causing symptoms. Many years ago I had heard of people being able to control their heart rate. I had a friend that could manipulate his rate. I read a lot about it at the time, but had no success with it.
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06-20-2016, 05:53 PM
(This post was last modified: 06-20-2016, 05:54 PM by Mosquitobait.)
Mine drops to 42 when I sleep which is why I'm on cpap in the first place. Only my feet are cold and that is due to either age or diabetes. I wear socks then. I have bradycardia - my oxygen level only gets to 91% even with the cpap, but not low enough yet for a pacemaker.
Those are great numbers. Keep it up.
I was all wired up for a myocardial perfusion stress test and was then told I'd have to wait for about 45 minutes. I suspect that this was because the folks doing it needed their lunch break. Here I am, lying down, nothing to do, with this display showing BP, HR, O2 levels, etc. My HR is about 62 - can I lower it I just by thinking about it I thought to myself? To my amazement I watched as it cycled down to 53 bpm. To check I did the reverse and watched it climb rapidly. I then brought it back down again.
The BP monitor went off about every 5 minutes so this was my next challenge. Can I do the same with BP? Yes! I got it down to 100/55. It took a different approach than the one I used for my heart rate. I was quite disappointed when they came back in to do the stress test as I was having fun.
The one major positive is that I no longer suffer from 'white coat fever' when having my BP taken. I simply go into the correct thinking mode and I always get a relevant result.
Anxiety is what changes your bp rate, although I don't think most people can cycle it more than a couple of points below their normal range. I know people can lower their BP with biofeedback, but I'm impressed you could do that without training. yay!
In the earlier days, as soon as the collar was put on my upper arm I could feel the anxiety and some of the BP results were bizzare. A very high systolic with a low diastolic. When I do a BP now I just sit there, calm my mind, slow my breathing and think of a low BP. It works every time and I think everybody is capable of achieving these results. I can also do the same with my HR.
All that said, APAP has really helped to lower my BP to the point where I'm going to ask my GP if I can halve the meds I take.