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What Is A Good Resting Heart Rate For An Athlete
My normal resting heart rate is around 60. Why is it sometimes down at 52? Once it was even 48. I am a non athlete.
Variable = normal: Heart rate is variable throughout the day, your life and in many different situations. There is no such thing as a static normal heart rate. Normal exists as a range depending on what activities you have engaged in. Emotions, physical activity and diet can influence your heart rate throughout the day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a high level athlete and sometimes my resting heart rate will sit around 105-110, I get really tired from it. Its usually in the 70's. Is this normal?
No: That is too fast a resting heart rate for anyone except an infant. Causes of rapid resting rates are overactive thyroid or other endocrinopathies. Fevers, anxiety, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, certain medications containing adrenalin like substances. Your physician will take a thorough history, examine you and order appropriate tests. Referral to a cardiologist may be advised. ...Read more
I'm 37 and my resting heart rate after waking up from sleep is 56-60 on pulse ox. Is this normal? I'm not an athlete.
Yes: Some people can have normal lower resting heart rate. The problem is if you have symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, syncope along with these low heart rates. Additionally, some medications can also decrease you are heart rate such as beta blockers. If you asymptomatic then nothing to worry about. ...Read more
My resting heart rate is always in the 40's. Right before bed its around 40 to 43. I do go the gym but I'm certainly no athlete. Is this normal?
Its low: But what's more important is if you have symptoms that can be attributed to low heart rates: like fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath with exertion, inability for your heart rate to increase with exercise, lightheadedness/dizziness, having passed out. It also helps to have more health history like an medications or other medical conditions? ...Read more
Not an athlete. Walk a bit daily. Diet 1200 cals a day. Resting heart rate in 50's. Why? Is it safe?
Heart rate: Though the textbook definition of bradycardia (slow HR) is < 60, young people & athletes often have a HR much slower than this at rest. It is normal for the HR to accelerate with exercise; if it doesn't then there might be a problem. Symptoms of bradycardia might include dizziness or fatigue. If you have particular concerns, consider an Inbox Consult with a doc here on HealthTap ...Read more
What causes an increase in resting heart rate by about 25 bpm? Not dehydrated or anxious. Went from 60 to 85. athlete
Reason for a higher than expected resting heart rate in an athlete? Mine is about 80-95. used to be in the 60's? I drink tons of water
Fast pulse: That is an abnormally rapid resting heart rate for a healthy young person. Causes include overactive thyroid, fever, anemia, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, anxiety, cardiac arrhythmias and certain stimulant medications. I recommend an evaluation by your physician and appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
Athletes often have a very low resting heart rate in the 35-50 range but is this while sleeping? And does it even go lower during sleep?
Yes and. ..yes: Everyone's HR slows during sleep, both because metabolic needs are less and also because of augmented vagal tone. Athletes HRs are slow during waking because they have better stroke volume than non-athletes and don't need the faster rate to maintain cardiac output. During sleep, like everyone else, they'll go even slower. Not to worry! Athletes don't slow down and die in their sleep! Honestly! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone was a fit athlete and had a low resting heart rate of say 30 and had a pacemaker for any reason to make it 60 what would happen?
That's too low.: Even for a fit athlete, a resting heart rate of 30 is just too slow. The HR in an elite athlete may dip into the mid-40s, but any lower would make me think that there's some pathology in the rhythm system of the heart for which a pacemaker might actually be required. With this HR, is there any lightheadedness, shortness of breath, passing out? ...Read more
Resting heart rate is higher than usual (85-90bpm).experiencing profound fatigue after exertion over past months. High level athlete. Well hydrated?
40/m noticed resting heart rate as low as 49. decent shape but no athlete. Normal echo/stress/Holter last month. Pcp, cardio not worried, should I be?
What point should I be concerned abt low resting heart rate, considering normal echo/stress/Holter? Seen 49, measured 45 during sleep. 40/m no athlete
Heart rate: As long as your heart is structurally and functionally normal with a satisfactory holter Study and if you have no symptoms then you have nothing to worry about. It is also important that conditions such as thyroid disorder, Lyme disease etc. Be excluded. The detailed history and physical examination and possible blood tests should help to establish this. ...Read more
My resting heart rate is about 60bpm but I can feel the pumping in my ears, neck, shoulders and back. Is this normal as an athlete?
Amitriptyline (12.5mg) use increase resting heart rate (+10-15bpm) in athlete. Normal? Echocardiogram & EKG normal 5 years ago. 150b, 6ft male.
Missing some info.: I suspect that we are missing some information because this case, as described, isn't quite right. Why would you want to raise the resting heart rate (HR)? A low HR is better & being an athlete you would naturally have a lower HR (& live longer as a result). Unless you have SOME other symptom / condition, there's no reason to use Amitriptyline (which can lower HR). Use HealthTap Prime to discuss. ...Read more
What is a good resting heart rate for 2 yr old boy? Through oximetry study I saw his O2 was great. But HR while calm/asleep was 140-160?
Heart rate: There seems to be an important past medical history with your son? As we do not usually check oxygen on a two year old unless there is a reason. So the heart rate may be elevated in a normal two year old who is asleep but not in a child with a reason for it, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An average heart rate at his age is 85 beats per minute. ...Read more
Low Heart Rate: Low is much better than high when it comes to heart beat. This normal may just be normal for you and that is fine. As long as you are able to easily go about your daily activities there is nothing here to be concerned about. ...Read more