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Heart beat 68 per minute at the age of 21. Is it normal?

Iam bit woried that my blood presure might not be normal, as i have been experience symptoms of low/high blood presure ie palpertaions etc. I counted 68 beats per min, is that normal? or is there anything to be worried about what else causes palpertations? iam 21years old female. Thanks for your answers.
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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you have not mentioned your BP! Pulse seems OK, but since you are experiencing symptoms, kindly have yourself checked out with your doctor, Thank you.
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