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Resting heart rate of 99bpm, after exercise, my heart rate is 120bpm but goes back to 99bpm. Ekg is normal. See cardiologist?

Resting heart rate of 99bpm, after exercise, my heart rate is 120bpm but goes back to 99bpm. Ekg is normal. See cardiologist?

Heart rate: At your age a low heart rate of 99 is a little unusual. Your primary md could start your evaluation with an ekg. I would also consider a non cardiac cause such as hyperthyroidism or anemia. I would also think you can achieve a much higher rate than 120. You didn't mention how hard you were exercising. ...Read more

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26, obese (bmi 41), BP 117/76. Resting heart rate only 54-60. After exercise it hardly raises. Had normal ecg/stress test last year. Is this normal?

26, obese (bmi 41), BP 117/76. Resting heart rate only 54-60. After exercise it hardly raises. Had normal ecg/stress test last year. Is this normal?

Not necessarily: As your heart rate should augment (increase) during exercise. In fact, for a stress test to be considered truly diagnostic it is defined by the you achieving a certain heart rate. If your heart rate doesn't increase either you had non-diagnostic stress test due to suboptimal heart rate levels or have some chronotropic insufficiency - as in an abnormal ability to increase your heart rate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take to decrease resting heart rate from regular exercise?

Can you tell me how long it should take to decrease resting heart rate from regular exercise?

Depends: It depends on how vigorously and how long you're exercising. Even under the best of circumstances, you won't see a change for a few weeks. ...Read more

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I used to way 232 lbs I lost 42 lbs now I'm 190lbs I lost the weight bye diet and exercise will my resting heart rate lower?

I used to way 232 lbs I lost 42 lbs now I'm 190lbs I lost the weight bye diet and exercise will my resting heart rate lower?

Possibly: Congratulations on your weight loss! Your hear rate will lower as you increase your cardiovascular activity. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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If I didn't exercise for awhile, now I have walked for an hour each day for the past three days. Can this make my resting heart rate from 50-60 to 80?

If I didn't exercise for awhile, now I have walked for an hour each day for the past three days. Can this make my resting heart rate from 50-60 to 80?

Exercise: I would suggest that if you have not exercised for a while that you start off slowly and then increase a little bit each day. The first day walk for 20 minutes at a good pace and see how you feel. If you feel alright, on the next day walk for 30 minutes. You should aim to exercise for 30 minutes a day for 5-6 days a week. This exercise should increase your heart rate. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate always beat fast with little exertion? Have anxiety, but heart shouldn't be fast all the time should it? Don't exercise like I use to

Resting heart rate always beat fast with little exertion? Have anxiety, but heart shouldn't be fast all the time should it? Don't exercise like I use to

See below: Do you know how fast your heart rate goes up to? There are many things that can explain this and part of the answer would depend on if you have any underlying medical conditions. ...Read more

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What does an elevated resting heart rate in athlete mean? Resting hr is around 85-90. get tired with exercise. Shouldn't it be in the 60's?? im a high level athlete

What does an elevated resting heart rate in athlete mean? Resting hr is around 85-90. get tired with exercise. Shouldn't it be in the 60's?? im a high level athlete

Rapid heart rate: Rapid resting heart rate (over 90) is seen with fever, anxiety, overactive thyroid, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine use, certain medications like Sudafed or stimulants. The average athlete's resting heart rate is in the 50-60 range. A cardiac evaluation as well as thyroid, blood pressure levels, EKG, echocardiogram, outpatient heart monitor test, treadmill stress test may be scheduled. ...Read more

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What's your resting heart rate like just after 70% max heart rate from exercise?

What's your resting heart rate like just after 70% max heart rate from exercise?

Trick Question?: Well... If you just finished exercise at 70% pmhr, your hr is... (drumroll)... 70% pmhr. Now if you're asking about recovery, hr will generally decline to 50% pmhr within 5 minutes for most people, though it depends heavily on whether you had an anaerobic component in there too. ...Read more

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Is a resting heart rate at night from 55-60 normal? I do exercise at least 5 days a week but I haven't in a month due to injury. I am 28.

Is a resting heart rate at night from 55-60 normal? I do exercise at least 5 days a week but I haven't in a month due to injury. I am 28.

Normal for athletes: That rate is usually normal especially for those who are athletic. As long as you have no dizziness or other symptoms and the rate is regular. ...Read more

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Dangerous to exercise with a high resting heart rate of 155+ all responses greatly appreciated thanks! Also I am already seeing a cardio and have med

Dangerous to exercise with a high resting heart rate of 155+ all responses greatly appreciated thanks! Also I am already seeing a cardio and have med

?: Bonnie, it's hard for me to imagine that your cardio has not treated your resting heart rate of 155+. This is damaging to your heart whether you exercise or not. Moreover, if your resting heart rate is near its maximum, you're not going to get very far with your exercise. ...Read more

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I'm 176lbs 6'0 tall male I exercise regularly but my resting heart rate is 50-60 in the morning all other times its 80-100 during the day is this okay?

I'm 176lbs 6'0 tall male I exercise regularly but my resting heart rate is 50-60 in the morning all other times its 80-100 during the day is this okay?

Heart rate: Your heart rate usually slows significantly at rest and when asleep. It isn't unusual to have a pulse of 50 upon awakening. Faster heart rates occur when you are active during the day. The average heart rate then is about 72 but rates from 55 to 90 may be within normal limits for different individuals. ...Read more

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I'm 64. .. and my resting heart rate is 83... In good physical shape... exercise 5 days a wk. On no prescriptions. Should I be concerned?

I'm 64. .. and my resting heart rate is 83... In good physical shape... exercise 5 days a wk. On no prescriptions. Should I be concerned?

Normal: A resting heart rate of 83 is normal, although it does not suggest ultimate aerobic fitness or " athlete's heart". I suggest seeing your doctor if you have concerns or are experiencing palpitations. ...Read more

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I have high BP (145/90) and resting heart rate in low 60s. I ride a bike intensely for work for 90 mins 5 days a week. Can the exercise cause this?

I have high BP (145/90) and resting heart rate in low 60s. I ride a bike intensely for work for 90 mins 5 days a week. Can the exercise cause this?

Bike riding and BP.: If anything, I'd think the cardiovascular exercise would lower your heart rate (which it seems it has) and your blood pressure (which it seems it has not). You may just have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I get pvcs when exercise and when at rest. Alwasy feel them even when at resting heart rate. Heart dr said heart is good. Resting rate is 50-65 bpm?

I get pvcs when exercise and when at rest. Alwasy feel them even when at resting heart rate. Heart dr said heart is good. Resting rate is 50-65 bpm?

Follow cardiologist: If your cardiologist says that your heart is normal than you do not have to worry. I f your heart rate is 50 to 65 it means you have bradycardia. If you feel there is something wrong with your heart, than you can get a second opinion from another cardiologist. How do you know you are getting pvcs, do you have a monitor on you when you exercise. ...Read more

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19 y/o female, generally healthy, not very active (not overweight though). Been anxious about my heart lately, as my resting heart rate feels slow/I feel tired often. Resting BPM is usually around 55-60. It'll go up with exercise, but I'm worried?

19 y/o female, generally healthy, not very active (not overweight though). Been anxious about my heart lately, as my resting heart rate feels slow/I feel tired often. Resting BPM is usually around 55-60. It'll go up with exercise, but I'm worried?

Anxiety: I understand your concern.
“I feel tired often” indicates feeling overwhelmed with stresses in your life.
Stress can cause anxiety and depression.
Heart rate going up with exercise indicates good functioning heart.
Feel the Wonder of 3 Billion muscle cells in Heart working together to send blood with Oxygen to every part of body due to which we are alive.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Medication ...Read more

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Could losing weight a few lbs a week and low resting heart rate 40 be signs of danger? I started to eat vegan style and exercise moderately recently.

Could losing weight a few lbs a week and low resting heart rate 40 be signs of danger? I started to eat vegan style and exercise moderately recently.

Most likely not: Exercise and healthy eating will lower your heart rate and cause weight loss. If you are having symptoms, however, of a low heart rate - dizziness, passing out, low energy, fuzzy thinking, then you need to get that checked out. ...Read more

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How much exercise and what kind do I need to do to lower my resting heart rate? I walk about an hour a day at least three days a week at about 2.0 MPH

How much exercise and what kind do I need to do to lower my resting heart rate? I walk about an hour a day at least three days a week at about 2.0 MPH

Faster walk: You may need to walk faster than two mph. A good goal is to walk a mile in 15 minutes. Once you can do that your heart will be in better condition and this may decrease your resting heart rate. Check with your medical provider to see if it is safe for you to increase the speed with which you walk. The more often the sooner you see benefits ...Read more

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36M with clean echo stress and lipids. No risk factors, but minimal exercise. Resting heart rate 58-60. Should I be worried?

36M with clean echo stress and lipids. No risk factors, but minimal exercise. Resting heart rate 58-60. Should I be worried?

Sounds like a: Normal resting heart rate and a good cardiac baseline for age. Now to prevent future cardiovascular issues start exercising three times a week. Walking would be fine. Don' smoke, obtain a BMI ...Read more

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I have an iron deficiency. My resting heart rate typically seems to be between 82-85bpm. I haven't exercised in over a year due to injury. Normal?

I have an iron deficiency. My resting heart rate typically seems to be between 82-85bpm. I haven't exercised in over a year due to injury. Normal?

Listen to your body: That is a fairly high resting heart rate. Exercise is essential to health. If you have been taking iron for more than 3 months and you continue to be iron deficient you may be having trouble absorbing iron because of low stomach acid. This can interfere with the absorption of zinc and magnesium as well. These deficiencies can make you much more sensitive to stress and interfere with healing. ...Read more

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Been eating healthy and smaller meals. Lost a little weight. Exercise now daily. Still considered obese. Why has resting heart rate been in the 50's?

Been eating healthy and smaller meals. Lost a little weight. Exercise now daily. Still considered obese. Why has resting heart rate been in the 50's?

Needs evaluation: Could be normal for you but also could be a symptom of a heart problem or metabolic disorder like hypothyroid. Your doctor should perform an EKG and draw a metabolic blood panel with thyroid levels additionally. All this assumes you are also not on meds like beta blockers which will slow heart/pulse rate. ...Read more

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29/f resting heart rate is always around 100-102. What could cause this? I am on Xanax (alprazolam) t/d. 5 mg and Zoloft 50mg. Not overweight. Little exercise.

29/f resting heart rate is always around 100-102. What could cause this? I am on Xanax (alprazolam) t/d. 5 mg and Zoloft 50mg. Not overweight. Little exercise.

Ask Dr: It "might" be normal for you, but more likely is a feature of your anxiety. If you've removed caffeine, energy drinks, tobacco, cold medicines, etc., from your life and hr still up near 100, should get checked by your dr for med mgmt, vs blood test for thyroid or other issues. ...Read more

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28f resting heart rate 117 EKG norm shortness of breath not happening during exercise it happens while resting dizzy feeling?

28f resting heart rate 117 EKG norm shortness of breath not happening during exercise it happens while resting dizzy feeling?

Check your thyroid: At the very least, you need to have you thyroid checked and get an ekg. This is abnormal and should be properly evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?

29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?

Take your time: Start an aerobic exercise regimen. A 30 minute brisk walk is a great way to start. But build your way up to thirty minutes. Over a fee days if necessary. Your heart rate will respond. ...Read more

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Blood Pressure: 117/68 Resting Heart Rate Sitting: 75bpm - 85bpm Exercise everyday. Friend's sitting resting heart: 70bpm - 75bpm why? Heart Disease?

Blood Pressure: 117/68 Resting Heart Rate Sitting: 75bpm - 85bpm Exercise everyday. Friend's sitting resting heart: 70bpm - 75bpm why? Heart Disease?

Variation: There can be a lot of variation between individuals resting heart rates. In general, the more "fit" you are cardiovascular wise, the lower your resting heart rate will be; so you friend may be a bit more "fit" than you. But in reality that's a very small difference and if many factors may contribute to day to day variations. Neither of those heart rate ranges suggest "heart disease". ...Read more

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Can diabetes be cause for elevated resting heart rate and exercise heart rate, as well as extreme sleepiness/fatigue after exercise and bounding pulse?

Can diabetes be cause for elevated resting heart rate and exercise heart rate, as well as extreme sleepiness/fatigue after exercise and bounding pulse?

Diabetes: Yes diabetes could be an issue.
You must make an appointment to see a diabetes doctor and plan to get everything under control.

Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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*Resting heart rate 90+ for last 2 weeks *Tachycardia, on verapamil to slow down pulse *Exercise 5x/week *on Clobetasol for alopecia *thyroid good???

*Resting heart rate 90+ for last 2 weeks *Tachycardia, on verapamil to slow down pulse *Exercise 5x/week *on Clobetasol for alopecia *thyroid good???

How do you FEEL?: Individual heart rates vary tremendously and there's almost no science here, though there's a great deal of superstition. How is your blood pressure? I trust you're not taking a medicine as tricky as verapamil to treat a number. Since you're exercising, and I take it have normal exercise tolerance without being interrupted by shortness of breath, I'd urge you to be thankful for good health. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more