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What will happen to a teenager if heart-rate increases and there is a lack of oxygen?
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Dr. Scott Hamstra
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In brief: Depends
The body is a finely tuned machine that adapts to meet changing needs.
To meet body/muscle demands during exercise, the heart rate increases. Anxiety often increases the heart rate too. Breathing will increase deeper & faster. Even at normal heart rates, lack of oxygen is not a good thing, but a teen has stronger heart cells can tolerate less oxygen for a longer period than a much older person.

In brief: Depends
The body is a finely tuned machine that adapts to meet changing needs.
To meet body/muscle demands during exercise, the heart rate increases. Anxiety often increases the heart rate too. Breathing will increase deeper & faster. Even at normal heart rates, lack of oxygen is not a good thing, but a teen has stronger heart cells can tolerate less oxygen for a longer period than a much older person.
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