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How to lower my heart rate for a medical test in a week?

I have a second attempt at a medical for the Police Cadets. I failed first time (last week) because the doctor said it appeared I had a heart murmur but I had a private hospital appointment (for quickness) and I am fine. On my first visit. I drank redbull (in the car park outside the police recruitment center). I was also under pressure and nervous as I knew after all the months of home interviews, formal panels.. blah blah.. it all depended on this medical if I got the job. My initial heart rate was 93bpm resting. (the night before that, I personally messured it [with hand on my heart and a timer basically] and got 65bpm.) From the ground up - my medical is in a week and I want to make sure my heart rate is satisfactory for the reading. Should I drink lots of water and eat lots of -- starting from now till then? Should I eat lots of --- the night before? Should I hold my breath during the reading or take big deep breaths? (to make my heart rate low) Thanks every1

Asked By: kraigaa - 8/5/2007
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First question, is why did you drink something that would raise your heart rate before the exam... More
Answered By: Mario G - 8/5/2007
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go running every day
Answered By: lanes - 8/5/2007
 
Don't Drink any energy drink before going for a medical exam, it will not only raise your heart rate but can also alter the results of any urine tests. For example if you eat a Poppy seed muffin, it will show traces of opiates in your system. Opiates the trace element in cocaine. Also before your medical exam, try to... More
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Answered By: godessboodee - 8/5/2007
 
Just a few suggestions to naturally lower your heart rate. First and easiest is to eliminate any caffeinated drinks...like Coffee, Regular Soda, Red Bull, etc. (They are considered a artificial "stimulus" for the body.) Instead substitute for what your body was designed for...water. Sugar Foods will give you a short... More
Answered By: puka - 8/5/2007
 
None of your suggestions will have any affect on your heart rate. The only safe mechanism is to take regular vigorous exercise for 6-12 months at least. This is why, (pathological causes excluded), a slow pulse rate indicates long term fitness.
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Answered By: Dr Frank - 8/6/2007
 
I also have a heart murmur,I was born with it and I'm now 43,sometimes children can grow out of having a heart murmur by the time they are teenagers,but I was told last year by the heart specialist that if you go into adulthood with a murmur its unlikely it will go away,although can sometimes be undetected at certain... More
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Answered By: tinyfeet64 - 8/6/2007
 
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