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A 18-year-old female asked:

My rest heart rate has been 40-45 recently and i have anorexia. i was wondering if i should get worried or is it normal with this?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not normal: This low heart rate in the context of anorexia is an ominous sign and requires immediate medical consultation.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
NOT NORMAL: This is an ominous sign, a low resting heart rate in a young girl with anorexia is very concerning! Please see your physician right away. remember that one in five girls with anorexia will DIE from the disease! Please get treatment for your mind and body today to save your life!

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