I know this isn't likely to be the best place to post this, but as I know I'm amongst friends I hope you can indulge me in a slightly off-topic question!
Aside from asthma, I have other lung problems (SAFS/ABPA & some long-term bronchiectasis-type damage). As such, my GP tends to keep sending me for other tests just to make sure the rest of me is working OK. Following some worries about ankle swelling, she sent me for an echocardiogram & I've now been told that I need to see her, but my appointment isn't for a week yet, so I'm naturally stressed.
I know that I have a generally slow heart rate (daytime resting usually around 45-50 bpm according to my Fitbit & home blood pressure checks) but until now never gave it much thought. But given that a problem with bradycardia (the technical name) is reduced oxygen supply, I'm wondering if I have a double whammy going on here.
At this stage, I don't know why I've been called in, but I think I need to raise this anyway now that I realise it shouldn't really be that low. Does anyone else know if there's a relationship between the two problems, or have any knowledge on what I should talk to the doc about?