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Dear Doctor, I am a 30-year-old male, 73 Kgs, 173 cm, smoker. I have been checking my heart rate over the past few weeks and it is constantly between 95 to 105. I have checked with 3-4 devices at different intervals during different days and my heart rate just would not go below 95. I had a blood test recently and my HSCRP, Cholesterol and all cardiac tests are within the normal range. I have started working out recently and am trying to cut down on cigarettes. Currently I smoke on an average of 8 cigs a day. Seeing the heart rate constantly on the rise is making me nervous, and I would like someone to help me reverse this condition.

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U have to discipline your life alcohol 2. Reduce body wt 3. No smoking/ tobacco 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. Less sugar, potato, rice 5. 30 mts brisk walk daily 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. 9. Take more water for medicine contact on private chat. Good luck.
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Cigarettes contain nicotine which is stimulant for your heart. That's why heart rate is high. Advertise rightly says SMOKING KILLS. To quit smoking, it's all or none thing. Totally stop at once and then take treatment for your complaints. Again to have heart rate low is to exercise regularly and exercise should perspire you (swating).
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You are correct in reducing tobacco. Nature has made us all unique and a minor variation in heart rate is not to be feared. At the same time, taking care today will avert complication in the future. Take up yogasana seriously. This will help strengthen the full body, metabolism and mind calmness. These cannot be achieved in just gym work. Make sure your diet is planned as per your constitution rather than on calories, as it is of no use. Include a good detoxification regime like panchakarms with a good therapy center. This should be treated with the same seriousness you will do regular maintenance servicing of a costly car you own. You do not wait for problems to occur. There are numerous integrative therapies that will help as prevention, and also help you regain your strength and confidence. You can always contact us for details. Best wishes.
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Dear Lybrateuser, -Your problem could be due to effect of smoking which you should reduce over a period & then stop -also reduce tea, coffee to 1-2 cups a day if you take more -get your ecg, thyroid hormone levels done to rule out heart & thyroid problem -do deep breathing, yoga & meditation for 10-15 min in the morning to relax mind & body.
There is nothing to worry. This is normal heart rate. Quit smoking and continue with exercises.
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