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What's the normal pulse? What can cause abnormal pulse?

Pulse is a vital sign of people, which is a little similar to heartbeat. When seeing traditional Chinese medicine, doctors often need to feel the pulse to check the patient's condition. So what's the pulse of a normal person? Under what circumstances will the pulse be abnormal? In this article, let's learn about normal pulse and abnormal pulse.

How normal is the pulse

The normal value of pulse in different populations is indeed different. It is related to age. Generally, the pulse of newborns is 130 to 140 times per minute, that of children aged three to five is 100 to 120 times per minute, that of adults is 60 to 100 times per minute, and that of the elderly is smaller, which is 55 to 60 times / min.

The pulse rate of normal people is regular, and there will be no occasional pulse interval of different length, and the pulse strength is equal, and there will be no alternation of strength.

What's the matter with abnormal pulse

1. Physiological

The pulse frequency of athletes is lower than that of ordinary people, because long-term regular exercise makes their body function better, and there is more blood filling in the heart. The pulse of the elderly is lower than that of ordinary normal people because of the low number of pulse beats caused by the decline of physical performance.

2. Medicament

Some drugs cause transient abnormal pulse after ingestion. Once the drugs stop, they return to normal.

3. Other diseases

Some diseases can lead to abnormal pulse, so there is also a basis for traditional Chinese medicine to diagnose diseases by taking the pulse. Such as acute myocardial infarction, myocarditis, endocarditis, chronic ischemic heart disease, typhoid, influenza, etc., can cause abnormal pulse.