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hi guys, I'm a very active 29 yo male. I went to the docs as I've had a common sickness that lasted linger than usual (9days) and the doc took my bp as 157/92. I also took my resting heart rate as between 44-50 this morning. and I've had ED issues for around 2 years (untreated) which I put down to performance anxiety.

I'm freaking out a bit as i've got 18 days till a repeat doc appointment. my question is are these all linked? and, what are the likely causes?

my heart rate has been that low before as I've played elite level sport, and I'm still playing plus swimming a lot but don't feel my fitness levels are quite that good; i sweat a lot more and my performance times are way worse.

as risk factors, my diet is quite high in salt and not heavy on fruits, and I'm a tyical young weekend drinker (probably binge by medical definition). also, up until around 6 months ago my job was very high stress for 2 years (nauseating).
any thoughts? advice? thanks in advance!

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replied July 14th, 2011
High Blood Pressure and Hypertension Answer A25027

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First of all you need to understand that you are quite healthy and does not seem to be suffering from something you should be worried of.Blood pressure keeps on fluctuating throughout the day and is usually high during the day time.Usually after some form of activity as sports,exercise it can be expected to be higher.
Now resting heart rate is affected by various factors as age,sex,weight,fitness level,medications etc.Some atheltes even exhibit RHR of 40 but if it is not associated with any symptoms as breathlessness,chest pain,fatigue then it is not a cause of concern.
Regsrding the ED it can be easily overcomed by increasing the foreplay time and be relaxed on bed.Do some form of exerecise daily and reduce salt intake.Have more of fresh fruits and salads in diet.
Consider visiting a Physician for evaluation if symptoms worsen.

Take Care!

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