What does your pulse reveal about your health? Full article: cusique.com ⚠️ IMPORTANT: This advice should never be taken over proper medical advice. If in any doubt at all, please contact a medical professional. 💚 How to determine your heart rate
You can check your pulse in the wrists, inside of your elbow, side of your neck, and the top of the foot, however the wrist is the most accurate. In order to determine the pulse you put your finger over the pulse for 60 seconds and count the number of beats. 💚 What is an optimal heart rate?
An optimal resting heart rate is generally between 60 to 100 beats per minute. This could vary a bit between people if you factor in how fit you are. 💚 What if your pulse doesn't fall within those guidelines?
Tachycardia (high heart rate) is when your heart rate is over 100 beats per minute. What this means is that the heart is most likely not filling up with enough blood before pumping it out which could affect the rest of the body. Some of the symptoms of this could be dizziness, light-headedness, chest pain, and/or shortness of breath.
Some of the risk factors for a higher pulse could be anxiety, being physically fatigued, caffeine, heavy alcohol use, and heavy smokers. Some of the treatment would be to counteract the risks such as quitting smoking, reducing caffeine and alcohol use, and getting sleep.
But it's not always so serious or potentially life threatening, it could be your body's response to different stressors such as a fever, emotional distress, medications or illicit drugs, and strenuous exercise. While these are general issues, knowing what your resting heart rate is could be beneficial in knowing if something more serious is happening.
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