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(slō) [AS. slaw, dull]
1. Mentally dull.
2. Exhibiting retarded speed, as the pulse.
3. Said of a morbid condition or of a fever when it is not acute.

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Q. What is considered a slow heartbeat? I am a 30 year old woman and I went for a routine checkup at my Doctor's. He checked my pulse and it was 52 beats per minute. Is this considered slow? All my family members have a faster beat of 65- 90 beats per minute. If it is slow, is it bad?

A. If the heartbeat is too slow, usually considered a rate below 60 beats a minute, not enough oxygen-rich blood flows through the body. The symptoms of a slow heartbeat are:

Fainting or near fainting

However, some people with slow heartbeat don't have any symptoms at all. Regular exercise can also result in a slow heartbeat. This happens because the exercise has actually strengthened the heart to the point where it can beat less often and still perform its job effectively. I am not a doctor, but it seems to me that in this case the slow heartbeat is not a cause for concern. If it troubles you, consult your doctor and see what he/she thinks about it.

Q. How can alzheimer's disease be slowed down? My father has alzheimer's disease, but only not for a long time. Is it still possible to stop it from progressing? how to do it? He is still ok, recognizing everybody just not remember many things.

A. There are several drugs (including choline esterase inhibitors etc.) using to slow down mild-moderate Alzheimer’s disease, although these medications can't totally prevent the progression of the disease. Vitamin E is also generally recommended to Alzheimer disease patients. However, these drugs must be prescribed by a doctor so consulting one may be wise.

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Q. How is it possible to have permanent weight loss if dieting slows down metabolism? well, i know that eating less will have the body adjust to the new calorie intake and thus, no further weight loss. So how is it possible to have permanent weight loss if eating less doesn't work? Please give tips and suggestions, people who have successfully lost weight. thanks so much!

A. That is why you need to cycle every few weeks. Change things up and shock your body because it does plateau. But if you challenge yourself every so often you will see results continuously.

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Building activities this year have noted a considerable slowdown, says the October report of the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia, which notes that in the second quarter of 2014, completed construction works declined, while the annual growth of the added value in the building industry slowed down. The National Bank, however, has deemed these shifts as short-lived tendencies.
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The lawyer asks, "What for?" The constable responds, "You didn't come to a complete stop at the stop sign." The lawyer says, "I slowed down and no one was coming." "You still didn't come to a complete stop.
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Clinton says sanctions do job: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Iran's nuclear program has hit a bump in the road and slowed down. Speaking on an Arabic television program hosted by three women--sort of an Arab version of The View-Clinton told the Arab listenership, "The most recent analysis is that the sanctions have been working.