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protein
19-04-2005, 01:59:32
I've noticed recently that my heart rate is really slow. between 46 and 60 bpm mainly.

am I dying?

HelloKitty
19-04-2005, 02:03:02
Depends on your health.

The usual score should be between 60-80 iirc.

Are you in extremely good aerobic fitness?

Greg W
19-04-2005, 02:05:31
AFAIK some athletes have very low resting heart rates. However, you're not a professional athlete, so I am not sure...

protein
19-04-2005, 02:10:15
I did a fitness test at the gym the other day and it came out as "excellent". Which is weird because I don't feel very fit at all and I'm overweight. I think maybe it's "excellent" considering my weight. I don't know.

I can only run about 3km before I feel like dying.

Maybe it's all that heroin I had for lunch?

Greg W
19-04-2005, 02:10:16
Average Pulse Rates
Adult Males about 72
Adult Females 76 to 80
Newborns up to 140
Children about 90
Elderly 50 to 65

From here (http://sln.fi.edu/biosci/monitor/vitals.html)

protein
19-04-2005, 02:21:44
I think it's salt imbalance.

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?
Common signs and symptoms of salt imbalance include:

* muscle cramps, especially after exercise
* weakness, often the first symptom of hyponatremia
* irritability
* confusion
* restlessness and agitation
* changes in heart rate, heartbeat, and blood pressure
* tissue swelling
* retaining fluid in the body
* eliminating large amounts of urine
* nausea
* depression
* lack of coordination
* seizures
* coma

I've been feeling quite irritable, down, dizzy and tired and I know I eat far too much salt.

Greg W
19-04-2005, 02:23:17
Well, go see a doctor maybe? :gotit:

zmama
19-04-2005, 02:23:37
you are definitely suffering from something.

Hypochondria is my diagnosis ;)

protein
19-04-2005, 02:29:03
hmm. It's still at 48 bpm. I only took my pulse because my chest was hurting.

Maybe I should see the doctor tomorrow.

JM^3
19-04-2005, 02:30:48
yeah, I would recommend it

seeing a doctor is better than not seeing one

I think my pulse is ~90

Jon Miller

KrazyHorse@home
19-04-2005, 08:30:48
Mine's around 60

MoSe
19-04-2005, 08:44:23
Originally posted by Greg W
AFAIK some athletes have very low resting heart rates. However, you're not a professional athlete, so I am not sure...

ditto
obvious remark: you'd surely prefer to have it lower than higher
I didn't check the provided link but I think that around the average value the distribution is not too narrow, there ARE people who intrinsically have very slow rates and are within the statistical margin, their condition is considered a natural *gift*, and not a problem

if you're not feeling something wrong, imho you needn't worry
of course, if it *became* suddenly low after being on higher values all your life thru, that's odd
just to be on the safe side, you can seek some professional advice

PS: when I was young, in my best moments I had it at 60 or lower
when older and when I was smoking most, some nights it couldn't go below 100 even after 1 hour resting inbed, and THAT was worrying

MoSe
19-04-2005, 08:50:03
BTW, do you remember that GATTACA sci-fi movie, where the elite class was eugenetised (sp?), and there was one scene with a treadmill fitness test, and they expected 40bpm under stress from their übermenschen...
the main character cheated by wiring someone else's heartbeat recording into his cardiac sensor line, or something...

Beta1
19-04-2005, 09:24:00
I seem to be somewhere in the mid 70s. Although it always speeds up once I start counting.

lightblue
19-04-2005, 09:57:28
48-50 is perfectly normal. Back in my fittest days I had a resting rate of 38, now it's about 46-50. Depends on the size of your heart etc (like Indurain had a resting heartrate of 28, Schumacher and Redgrave 32ish), and a low natural heart rate allows you to put more effort in before you head into dangerous territory (200+). I find it hard to push my heart rate over 150-160 or so even on intensive cardio.

DevilsH@lo
19-04-2005, 10:08:54
Originally posted by protein
I did a fitness test at the gym the other day and it came out as "excellent". Which is weird because I don't feel very fit at all and I'm overweight. I think maybe it's "excellent" considering my weight. I don't know.

I can only run about 3km before I feel like dying.

Maybe it's all that heroin I had for lunch?

sounds like you have the same as me- naturally low blood pressure. On the continent they take it as seriously as high blood pressure, but not so here. Its made me very prone to fainting, dizziness and I find it hard to start exercise and get the heart going. Got to watch out if you need an operation too. On the plus side, it means we're probably at less risk of heart disease (I think).

mr.G
19-04-2005, 10:10:17
Originally posted by protein
I've noticed recently that my heart rate is really slow. between 46 and 60 bpm mainly.

am I dying? No, means you're COOOOL / KOEL / KUHL / KEWL

DevilsH@lo
19-04-2005, 10:12:41
Originally posted by protein
I think it's salt imbalance.

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?
Common signs and symptoms of salt imbalance include:

* muscle cramps, especially after exercise
* weakness, often the first symptom of hyponatremia
* irritability
* confusion
* restlessness and agitation
* changes in heart rate, heartbeat, and blood pressure
* tissue swelling
* retaining fluid in the body
* eliminating large amounts of urine
* nausea
* depression
* lack of coordination
* seizures
* coma

I've been feeling quite irritable, down, dizzy and tired and I know I eat far too much salt.

everyone eats too much salt, but unless you're shovelling it down you more likely have iron deficiency (pretty common these days) or just a virus, or low blood pressure.

DevilsH@lo
19-04-2005, 10:18:46
I just tested my pulse- I couldnt find shit all for about 2 mins (medical dictionary calls this 'Nosferatu') but then I finally located it, and I'm about 50bpm

On the bright side, this means me and Protein have lowered our resting heart rates to athletic levels, basically by eating chips, drinking like fish and taking copious drugs. Ahhh that you should all be so lucky!! ;)

Christoph
19-04-2005, 10:35:10
Originally posted by protein


am I dying?

Jep.

Provost Harrison
19-04-2005, 10:45:14
The lowest I've ever had when I was swimming was around 55-60 although I doubt it is that now...although it has never been particularly high...

Tizzy
19-04-2005, 10:46:53
Originally posted by DevilsH@lo
I just tested my pulse- I couldnt find shit all for about 2 mins (medical dictionary calls this 'Nosferatu') but then I finally located it, and I'm about 50bpm

On the bright side, this means me and Protein have lowered our resting heart rates to athletic levels, basically by eating chips, drinking like fish and taking copious drugs. Ahhh that you should all be so lucky!! ;)

So I need to eat more chips. Excellent.

MDA
19-04-2005, 12:25:24
Has anyone suggested Bell's Palsy yet? What's with you people?

zmama
19-04-2005, 12:26:46
Doh!
How could I miss it?!!

Funko
19-04-2005, 12:27:19
Dr Vernon will be here soon.

zmama
19-04-2005, 12:29:52
Oh good! We'll be saved

Venom
19-04-2005, 12:57:05
What can I do for you people today?

mr.G
19-04-2005, 13:03:47
I need a prescription for my new JD recipe.

MDA
19-04-2005, 13:04:05
Protein doesn't feel well, and his heart rate is slow.

Venom
19-04-2005, 13:37:24
Slow heart rate and illness is often the early signs of death. Probably death by Bell's Palsy. See you in hell, protein.

Cruddy
19-04-2005, 13:50:23
Usually much better to have a slow heart rate than a quick one.

The pump's only got so many beats it can do before it quits.

Some people can actually conciously control heart rate and blood pressure voluntaily.

I'd say you probably got nothing to worry about.

zmama
19-04-2005, 13:52:24
Yes he does

Bell's Palsy!!!!!

mr.G
19-04-2005, 13:54:59
definitely Bell's Palsy, and I say a fucking mean one too.
tell us, how is the haircut?

Diss
19-04-2005, 20:42:58
mine is always in the 50's. (resting). But it goes up pretty high with excercise. I'm not in great shape.