60 BPM for a 17 year old... How unhealthy is this??? (starting to get very concerned about this)

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hetrixmex
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   Posted 8/21/2014 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Activities:- I take part in martial arts 3-4 times a week (Shaolin Kung Fu)

Diet :- Vegetarian (no milk)

I get sudden chest pains a few days after very intense workouts. My resting BPM is 60 most of the time. I can sometimes see my chest going up and down as my heart beats, I guess this means the heart is working pretty hard??

I have Orthostatic Hypotension. Sometimes it gets really dizzy when I stand up.

How serious is my case??

Is there any way I could improve my case?


Thank you in advance for any replies!! I really need some advise. confused

Post Edited (hetrixmex) : 8/21/2014 2:05:33 PM (GMT-6)


jujub
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   Posted 8/21/2014 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
You heart rate is terrific! Generally in a young, physically active person a heart rate in the 60's or even in the 50's is considered healthy and desirable. It means your heart is healthy and strong, and can meet your body's needs for oxygen without racing a mile a minute.

My resting rate has always been in the high 50's or low 60's. It still is at 68 years of age, and the cardiologist I saw last year was amazed.

Keep up the good work.
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hetrixmex
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   Posted 8/21/2014 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Judy2 said...
You heart rate is terrific! Generally in a young, physically active person a heart rate in the 60's or even in the 50's is considered healthy and desirable. It means your heart is healthy and strong, and can meet your body's needs for oxygen without racing a mile a minute.

My resting rate has always been in the high 50's or low 60's. It still is at 68 years of age, and the cardiologist I saw last year was amazed.

Keep up the good work.


Wow I was not expecting a positive reply. I thought my condition is bad given my sudden chest pains and my Orthostatic Hypotension. I am having slight pains in the chest as I am typing this too....

High five for your healthy heart!

Thank you for the reply! :)

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   Posted 8/21/2014 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hitrexmex, welcome to HealingWell,

If you like to read, here's a page I found interesting, it concerns normal heart rates.

This web page is by an Electrophysiologist, a heart rhythm specialist. I think you'll be surprised in the range of heart rates that may be normal for different people.

www.drjohnm.org/2011/08/whats-a-normal-heart-rate/

Have you seen someone about the pains, if you did, what did they say? By chest pains, what do you feel? You seem to indicate your pains occur days after working out, for the large part, most pains would occur in conjunction with exercise or nearer to the actual exertion. If you've discussed this with your doctor, and he/she feels the pains are unrelated to the heart, I can provide an interesting link to non-heart causes of chest pains.
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