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Hello! *waves*

I recently had a check-up with my doctor and he seemed slightly surprised that my resting heart rate was around 135. He told me to take my pulse every morning right after I wake up and my heart rate has been around 130-135. I always used to have a slightly higher heart rate (~90-95 bpm) but now I'm scared if this is actually healthy?

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Thats very high. I think if you're about 17-18 your heart rate at rest should be about 65-80bpm
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Are you keeping a record to take back to your doctor?
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Just did mine and it was 67bpm.
I'm surprised that the Doc didn't say anything to you if your heartrate was that high.
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surely if it was anything serious the doctor would have done something about it and not just tell you to take your pulse, if you are worried ask the docotor to do tests on you, (the docs i go to aren;t very helpful, told me i had hayfever and a few weeks later couldn'y swallow then told me i had severe tonsilitus) its better to put your mind at ease rather then worry as it won't help!!

it is very scary coz last year i got really ill and my heart rate was up to 190, the hospital had no idea what was wrong with me, told my parents my kidneys were failing but then it turned out i had meningitus, they made me blow on a syringe and put ice on my neck to slow my heart down and then put me on a drip, scary stuff, hope it dunt freak you out!!
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That seems rather high.
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(Original post by Cynicism 101)
Hello! *waves*

I recently had a check-up with my doctor and he seemed slightly surprised that my resting heart rate was around 135. He told me to take my pulse every morning right after I wake up and my heart rate has been around 130-135. I always used to have a slightly higher heart rate (~90-95 bpm) but now I'm scared if this is actually healthy?

Any help would be appreciated
Slightly surprised? err
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seems really high to me, mine is about 64, think thats quite normal, I would ahve thought over 80 was really really high, but don't know, if the doc said it was fine it should be i suppose
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My heart rate is about 130 when I'm jogging ..

So yes, it's high.
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135? That's not overly good. Though there is a good explanation for it, that isn't your resting heart rate.

I went to the hospital t'other day and they took my blood pressure and pulse rate. When I went in, my pulse was 101 and blood pressure was something like 137/99 then after my op (yay for ingrowing hairs!! ¬_¬) when I was recovering from the anesthetic (I was relaxed) my pulse was 85 and my blood pressure was 118/77. They checked again before I was discharged and it was 98 & 130/90. Basically, what I'm trying to say is that in the Doctor's surgery you are not likely to be relaxed; you'll be apprehensive and such, so it's not actually your resting heart rate.

As long as you don't feel any different, it's not really a problem.
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(Original post by Cortez)
My heart rate is about 130 when I'm jogging ..

So yes, it's high.
mine too! OP you should get it checked out, i think around 70 (depending on the person) beats per minute is average
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That does sound high.

Calculate (roughly) your maximum heart rate by doing 220 - your age.

So for me, aged 17, it's 203. Keep doing what your doctor says and ensure you don't exceed your max heart rate.
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Just did mine, and it is 72bpm. Is that fit, for a 16 year old?
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Mines around 80-100 normally while resting

is this very bad/unhealthy? anything i can do to reduce it
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135? That's not overly good. Though there is a good explanation for it, that isn't your resting heart rate.

I went to the hospital t'other day and they took my blood pressure and pulse rate. When I went in, my pulse was 101 and blood pressure was something like 137/99 then after my op (yay for ingrowing hairs!! ¬_¬) when I was recovering from the anesthetic (I was relaxed) my pulse was 85 and my blood pressure was 118/77. They checked again before I was discharged and it was 98 & 130/90. Basically, what I'm trying to say is that in the Doctor's surgery you are not likely to be relaxed; you'll be apprehensive and such, so it's not actually your resting heart rate.

As long as you don't feel any different, it's not really a problem.
They said they've been taking it every morning though.
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Well, as I said my heart rate was always higher than usual and I did have an ECG like a week back which didn't show anything abnormal and I don't understand my doctor's expressions very well. I don't feel anything out of the usual, except the high heart rate is scaring me.
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Mines around 80-100 normally while resting

is this very bad/unhealthy? anything i can do to reduce it
Do some excercise on a regular basis.

I'd say 80 was high but probably not enough to be a problem.
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Well, as I understand it 60-80bpm is a healthy resting heart rate for young people. That's not to say that 80-100bpm is dangerous as a resting heart rate, just unhealthy. It depends upon your weight and fitness level. However, I would be concerned with anything above that. Has your doctor not looked into it any further? i.e. Given you a heart monitor?
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As people have said, 60 - 100 is fine, the lower end of that scale suggesting fitter. 100 - maybe 120 could just be a case of a lot of stress. When I'm really worrying about something I can easily hit 120 while sitting doing nothing. That said, if it goes on like that for more than an hour I feel exhausted. As high as 130 - 135 just after you wake up sounds quite disturbing . Can you feel it beating in your chest constantly?
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Wow, that is abnormally high, I've gotta be honest with you. Try measuring it yourself (you're a future medic so I'm hoping you know how ) and see if 135 is consistent (approximately anyway!). If it is, think about things that may have affected your heartrate...were you previously active and now less so? Are you feeling ill at all? Do you have a family history of high heart rates? Etc...

I'd go back and see your doctor, as that doesnt sound right. Genetically some people have higher/lower heart-rates than average, but anything above 90 resting would seem odd for most people.

And to hijack a bit, I've possibly got the lowest resting HR here...when completely relaxed it goes down to 40bpm
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