Have you ever felt your heart beating fast when you are angry or even excited? Your heart rate increases when there is a gush of emotions, and that is perfectly normal, but what if it’s consistently slow, or fast even when you are at rest?
That could be indicative of a heart problem, which is something you should visit your doctor for.
What Is A Normal Heart Rate And What Is Not Normal?
Clinically it suggests that a normal functioning heart, with efficient heat function is the one that has a resting heart rate in the range of 60-100 beats a minute. In athletes, due to their training regime and overall better rate of fitness, it is closer to 40 beats per minute. All this signifies a healthy heart.
A general test of to measure your resting heart rate are readily available in any given clinic near you, but you could do so manually as well by placing two fingers on the wrist or three fingers on the neck area. After which all you need to do is count the heart rate for 15 seconds manually then divide the number you found by four to determine how much of a heart rate you possess.
Some Factors that Influence the Healthy Function of The Heart and Its Beating rate :
- Fitness levels
- Air temperature
- Body’s position
- Emotional influence
- Body size
- Activity levels
Heart rates in its abnormality could either go beyond the 100 mark or way below the 60 beats per minute mark for healthy people, although below that mark for athletes is ok.
The heart is a great signifier of health problems among us, and the rate at which it beats signifies plenty of aspects of wrongdoing which could affect our health. Here are some health problems which our resting heart rate could us about.
Are You Stressed?
This is the situation when the body throws itself into the fight or flight mode, which tends to make the heart pound and also facilitate an increase in blood pressure. Stress might not be a permanent fixture of our body, but your heart rate could signify if the stress is chronic. Such a type of stress is the leading causes the increase in chances of suffering from a heart attack or stroke.
Diabetes Or You Might Be Nearing It
Heart rate and diabetes are related because most people who tend to develop diabetes have a lifestyle that eludes activity and opens up the gates to have coronary diseases as well as high blood pressure. These problems will always produce more strain on the heart, and that’s how the connection is determined. An increased resting heart rate, in this case, could suggest that you might be already suffering from diabetes or you might be on course towards it.
A Problem With The Heart’s Electrical System
Your hearts have their electrical system which maintains standard functionality of the heart including beating. Generally, a slower heart rate than usual would signify a problem with this circuit system. This problem could lead people to experience constant dizziness or feeling light-headed. Simple tests run by the doctors could help you understand this problem and head on the road towards solving it.
Are You Exercising Enough?
Heart rates are essential signifiers to any person and indicate a potential fitness problem. Inactivity and the same leading to obesity could put more pressure on the heart and contribute to an elevated heart rate. The simple logic is that the bigger your body gets, the more blood it requires to maintain functionality, and the heart is the sole supplier of blood to all parts of the body, which in turn, to keep up increases the heart beats in the person. In this scenario, the heart is under constant pressure to beat and supply blood, possibly more than its capacity.
A Possible Thyroid Problem?
Thyroid, the organ that is found in or necks are responsible for producing hormones that essentially help our body function normally. However, with thyroid there are two aspects, one when the thyroid is suspected of not making enough hormones, the heart rate could be lower. On the other hand, there could be the case the thyroid is over-performing and extra hormones will lead to hyperthyroidism, which in turn results in a higher resting heart rate. Consult with your doctor and have a test conducted if you suspect this problem, as thyroid troubles could have severe repercussions in the future.
An average resting heart rate signifies much good you might be doing to your body, while its the opposite result when the body is mismanaged and subsequently putting the heart under tremendous pressure. As the pressure increases, the heart might at one point succumb to it and cause multiple, critical level problems. Consult with your doctor and understand your heart better; but the first line of work begins with you, as it becomes your responsibility to keep the heart healthy with fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
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