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Resting in bed my heart rate is 57. Is this dangerous. I'm not an athlete or workout. I'm on Celexa and klonopin, (clonazepam) losartan.

Resting in bed my heart rate is 57. Is this dangerous. I'm not an athlete or workout. I'm on Celexa and klonopin, (clonazepam) losartan.

Probably not: A normal resting heart rate is between 60 and 100 bpm. 57 bpm is just slightly low, probably normal for you, and probably not associated with any symptoms. So I would n0t worry about it. "It's just a number". ...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


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It's good and healthy to have a higher heart rate while exercising?

It's good and healthy to have a higher heart rate while exercising?

Heart rate: Your heart rate is the major way that you increase your cardiac output. If cardiac output doesn't increase you aren't going to be able to do any significant amount of exercise. ...Read more

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Help! Is 200 too high heart rate while exercising?

Help! Is 200 too high heart rate while exercising?

Depends: If it gradually returns to normal afterward, it was likely normal (you state your age is 32 - predicted estimated peak HR for your age is 192 but 200 is reasonable). If it stays at 200 after exercise, then suddenly falls (for instance to 110), it was an abnormal rhythm. ...Read more

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Is a low heart rate while exercising healthful?

Is a low heart rate while exercising healthful?

Depends: Slow heart rate resting is not harmful and may indicate an athletic (healthy) physiology. Hr should increase, at least relatively, with exercise - failure to increase is a sign of conduction system disease (chronotropic incompetence). If associated with progressive loss of exercise capacity, treatment may be indicated. This can all be determined easily on a treadmill stress test. ...Read more

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Is a low heart rate while exercising useless in terms of benefit?

Is a low heart rate while exercising useless in terms of benefit?

Depends: If unable to augment the hr appropriately, this would be not beneficial. However if the hr stays low because the person is highly conditioned, then the slow hr suggest a good condition. ...Read more

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I have a very high heart rate while exercising and a very low heart rate while resting. Is this normal or do I need to see a doctor?

I have a very high heart rate while exercising and a very low heart rate while resting. Is this normal or do I need to see a doctor?

Physical fitness?: Well conditioned athletes often have low heart rates at rest (sometimes 40 - 50 bpm). Your maximum heart rate should be 220 - age (i.e. ~171 bpm for a 49 y/o). If your heart rate rises above this, abruptly rises to this rate, or you have dizziness, short breath, or chest pain, see a cardiologist to make sure you're not experiencing an arrhythmia. Otherwise, this range is normal for athletes ...Read more

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How fast is too fast for a heart rate while exercising for someone with tachycardia? assuming non-smoker and no alcohol or drugs and otherwise healthy female in late teens to early twenties. tachycardia started a week ago with no identified cause.

How fast is too fast for a heart rate while exercising for someone with tachycardia? assuming non-smoker and no alcohol or drugs and otherwise healthy female in late teens to early twenties. tachycardia started a week ago with no identified cause.

Tachycardia: For Age 19, normal heart rate is 60 -100 beats/min. Exercise and anxiety can cause Tachycardia. Tachycardia starting a week ago at age 19 is likely due to sudden stress, such as fright with feeling of being overwhelmed or Anxiety. See Physician for possible Diagnosis of Fever, Hyperthyroidism, Anemia, B.P. Medications effect, or heart condition. See Psychiatrist for Stress Anxiety, Relaxation ...Read more

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What can my heart rate be while exercising?

Heart rate: There is no firm rule for exercise rate for training. One popular estimate is 200 minus the age. ...Read more

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What could lead to a variable heart rate when exercising?

What could lead to a variable heart rate when exercising?

Probably normal: Heart rate tends to increase with the extra demands of exercise; the amount of the increase depends on the type of activity and its intensity. Generally, activity such as running raises the heart rate more than weight lifting. ...Read more

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My heart rate is 180-200 while exercising. Is this normal?

Yes: If it drops gradually in the first few minutes of recovery, 180-200 would not be unusual for peak exercise in a 40 year old. ...Read more