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A 27-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to have a resting heart rate of 70-80 bpm?when i go out of bed heart rate is sometimes 100.blood pressure is normal,no smoking,normal weight.

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Heart rate: Except for athletes, most people have heart rates between 60-80's at rest. When you stand up from lying down, reflexes at work speed up your heart rate to maintain blood flow to your brain to prevent you from fainting. Gravity works on our internal bodies, too.
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Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Normal heart rate is 60-100. Well trained athletes often have lower resting heart rates. The heart rate goes up with activity, fear, anxiety, exercise, pain, and talking.
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Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
In the morning, you may be somewhat dehydrated from having slept all night and your heart rate can therefore be on the high normal side (100 bpm). Also cortisol levels are higher in early am, "Stress hormone" that we wake up with, than can be causing your high normal a.m. heart rate. Try drinking plain old water before sleeping.
Sep 28, 2014
Last updated Feb 25, 2021


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