What is your resting heart rate?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by nitynate, Jan 12, 2007.

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Your heart rate is

  1. < 60.

    22 vote(s)
    29.3%
  2. between 61 & 70.

    17 vote(s)
    22.7%
  3. between 71 & 80.

    22 vote(s)
    29.3%
  4. between 81 & 90.

    5 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. between 91 & 100.

    5 vote(s)
    6.7%
  6. > 100.

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    My resting heart rate is somewhere between 120-135 BPM.....
    People tell me it is ridiculously high yet provide no other information.
    Is there any dangers, or anything to worry about it being so fast?
    Is there things I should avoid or changes I should make in my lifestyle?
    I walk about 2 miles a day.

    I am a (just about) 15 year old male, 6 foot tall and I weigh 115 lbs.

    :)
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    Good gawd, you're a beanpole.
     
  3. nitynate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am aware. :p
    It's not like I dont eat 4 meals a day.
    (4thmeal at taco bell :D)
     
  4. hanschien macrumors 6502

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  5. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    A heart rate that high isn't normal...but there can be hormonal causes to it. So it just might be puberty or something more serious. It is definitely something your doctor needs to know about...and if you found your RHR out from your doctor, maybe just call him/her up and ask her/him about it.
     
  6. nitynate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, at the moment, I do not currently have a doctor.

    (damn insurance companies)

    So I dont know what to do while i am between plans.
     
  7. emw macrumors G4

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    That seems pretty high to me - an infants heart rate is about 130bpm, but the rate typically drops through your teens to the normal average of 72-80bpm.

    There may be a number of reasons - you may even not be measuring it accurately perhaps? Are you on any medication?

    I'm assuming you've been to the doctor relatively recently, since most places require a physical prior to entering High School. Unless this is a major change, I'd assume your doctor already saw that your HR was high.

    As a point of comparison, I just took my resting HR and it was 54. I'm 37.

    Edit: Just saw the comment about not having a doctor. When's the last time you've been to one?
     
  8. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's such a strange concept...I'm used to just walking in any place I want without even considering an insurance plan. Wait times often suck, but you can work your way around them if you know the system.

    But yeah, definitely find a doctor or something. Do you know of any free clinics you can go to the for time being?
     
  9. nitynate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This isnt Canada, dude.

    The American health system is seriously f*cked up.
    One visit to the walk in clinic is around $400.
     
  10. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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    I know it's not Canada. My point is that there are free clinics available, even in a privatized health care system. I doubt you need a cardiologist or anything, just a regular doctor could probably tell you plenty. Try this place:

    Clearwater Free Clinic

    707 N. Fort Harrison Avenue
    Clearwater , FL
    Phone #: (727) 447-3041
    Director: Jeannie Shapiro
     
  11. nitynate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    North Fort Harrison?
    Uh.... Not that I dont care about my health or appreciate my health, but unless I want to get shot, mugged, etc., I couldn't set foot on that side of town. Downtown clearwater is a scary place. Plus, waiting 6 hours in a free clinic that smells like body odor chock full of 200 illegal immigrants doesn't sound like my kind of day.
     
  12. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I would get that look at as soon as you can because that heart rate is way to high and it could just be a sign of a much larger worse condition. I know it beating that fast can increase you chances greatly of having an heart attack. Even at your age it it way to fast. You heart is pretty much beating in constante work out mode.

    Also another question is what is you blood pressure because that might be high as well and I know a heart rate that high would have doctors worried and they would be looking for what the cause of it would be and what else could be wrong.

    Also another cause could be your body wieght is way to low for how tall you are so that could be where the problem is.

    I am 6'4" and 155lb and I am considered under weight but still ok because I that is the bottom end of normal. Underwieght is good but your is really low.

    I going to guess your body fat is really low. It could be your heart rate is high because there just nough enough stored engery in your system.

    A condition you might have is a metablism that is way to high and might need some medication to lower it. Because your body is burning it self out. I have a friend who has that and her doctor gets on her case when her wieght drops and she is on meds to help control it.
     
  13. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Probably not as likely as dying of a heart attack, in your case. You need to see a doctor. Most "bad neighborhoods" are fine during the middle of the day.
     
  14. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    OP...check this out, especially the link to hyperthyroidism, since you are tall and skinny and eat four times a day.
     
  16. nitynate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.
    Out of the symptoms listed for hyperthyroidism, I can honestly say I suffer from...

    Weight loss (often accompanied by a ravenous appetite)
    I have always been super thin, but my weight has just stopped increasing and I eat more than I ever have.
    Weakness
    Haha. Yes!
    Hyperactivity
    Yeah.... ADHD
    Irritability
    At everyone and everything all the time.
     
  17. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    How fit are you? If you are very unfit you are likely to have a high resting heart rate. Doesn't matter if you are overweight or not. If you are fit then I would go get it checked out its quite high. Mine used to be about 90 but I was about 50 pounds heavier
     
  18. nitynate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I am fit.

    And I just talked to my mommy about hyperthyroidism and she says she has talked to her doctor since she was 8 about it and they say she doesnt have a problem, although her resting heart rate is 129 right now.

    I guess its just a genetic thing that is going to eventually kill one of us.
    Oh joy.
     
  19. letsgorangers macrumors 6502

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    it's called tachycardia.

    this past semester i went to the clinic with a fast heart rate. my ekg came back abnormal and they sent me straight to a cardiologist. when i got there, my heart rate was 154 beats per minute. i'm on blood pressure medicine for it and it works pretty well.

    the risk of having a fast heart beat all the time is that it wears your heart out from all the pumping. plus if your blood pressure is very high, that is a heart attack waiting to happen. in my case, my blood pressure is very low.

    anyway i'd suggest a cardiologist. this is serious business.
     
  20. vniow macrumors G4

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    If it is tachycardia it is serious. My sister had it and had to have surgery in order to get it corrected. She still has bouts of it from time to time though as it wasn't 100% effective.
     
  21. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Get it checked out unless you don't mind your heart stopping at age 60.
     
  22. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    dang thats really really high. should be in like the low 70's. 135bpm is for most people the heart rate when they are say jogging. i would definitly get that taken care of. May be the result of you being super skinny. I would try to beef up to around 150-160lbs through exercising and it may come down quite a bit

    I thought i was skinny at 5'11 and 160lbs lol
     
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  25. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Okay so a heart rate at 120 is not normal? That's my heart rate, I knew it was high but it has never affected me. When I go jogging it climbs to 200 BPM and even up to 220 BPM when I get jogging up hills, is this serious, should I also see a doctor.

    Edit: Sorry my heart beat is around 70-90 and I am 1.95 metres or 6.4 foot, is that fine. It seems that it 120 is when I'm walking and the 200-220 while I am jogging. Although when I was fitter in the past I had it at 190.

    Thanks for any input.
     

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