A member asked:

Hi 86- to 90 bpm heart rate for a 26 year old smoking man ?!? is it normal ?!?

8 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Normal Heart Rate: The ideal range for adult heart rate is 60-100 BPM as long as it is a regular rhythm, that is all beats are evenly spaced. If you are feeling pain, palpitations, shortness of breath or discomfort you should consult a doctor. Smoking will cause lung, heart and blood vessel damage and effect your body's ability to take in and transport oxygen, & also increase your heart rate & blood pressure.

Answered 11/28/2016


Dr. Brian Lynch answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Hi Pulse : Yes that's a bit high; your rate should be around 72. That's said normal is considered between 60 -100/ minute. That said i've never seen very many people that seem normal that didn't have a rate below 80. Smoking probably doesn't have a lot to do with it but it's not good that you smoke. I would get evaluated , it can be anything where from something emotional to something physical. Good luck.

Answered 8/5/2017



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