You are young. Your heart rate should be around 60 bpm. That means you are healthy, or in fair shape. Athletes pride themselves in having a low heart rate, while they are at rest. The lower your heart rate, the less your heart is having to work, to do it's proper job (hey, it will last longer). Now if you have heart disease, then the rate can go too low. This is called bradycardia, and is diagnosed at <50 beats/minute. If your heart rate truly were to go to low, you would faint from lack of blood flow to your brain.
It seems to me that you are obsessing on your heart and lung function. Stress is tough, but at your age, and if you do have a healthy heart, it can withstand stress for some years, just fine. I went through extreme stress for over 25 years. Stress will take it's toll on some's heart over a period of years. It did mine, and in the end what I worried about
, heart disease, came true.
You need to work through your problems and reduce your stress because if you don't, what you worry about
will become true, just for you (heart disease). Try to get this off your mind!!!!!When these thoughts hit you, get busy with something else. Learn meditation by all means at an early age. This you can do at night while in bed, if the scary feelings and thoughts occurr.
You haven't really described a problem except for obsessions due to anxiety, to me anyway, but if you feel there is something wrong with your heart or elsewhere, see a doctor.
I advise you to find something that you love to do for a living, regardless of what it may pay, and most of all don't worry, be happy :)
Post Edited (Aldo) : 3/29/2006 6:21:29 AM (GMT-7)