A normal resting heart rate is between 60-100 bpm. Resting heart rate is most accurate first thing in the morning before you get out of bed.
If you are feeli g your heart beating fast, it can be what's called palpitations, which can be benign or serious, only a doctor can know for sure.
Mitral valve prolapse is pretty common in women and seems to cause a high heart rate at rest in some. Atrial fib or even v-fibs can also increase the heart rate.
As I was in my twenties when I started noticing problems, I was pretty much blown off by all doctors. A run of PSVT had an ER sending me to a cardiologist who insisted my only problem was my weight and panic attacks (at the time, I was a cop and an EMT, I have never had a panic attack!) I explained to the cardio that things like treadmills were out for me. I'd literally pass out. He didn't believe me, so insisted on doing a treadmill stress test.
I wasn't even two minutes into the test before I passed out, tearing up my face and arm in the process. The echo found the mitral valve prolapse, and the EKG during the stress test found the afib.
I'm not saying you have either, I'm saying it's better to be safe rhan sorry. A-fib drastically increases your risk of clots, strokes and heart attacks. I'd had all three within 3 months of each other by age 47.
Listen to your body.
I will be thinner and healthier if it kills me. We don't say diet in our house-ever. Diets fail!
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