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Is this heart rate too high ?

I am a 19 year old female in decent shape. I usually work out 2-3 times a week. My resting heart rate is usually between 90-96. Is this too high? Could it have bad effects on my heart long term?
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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The simple answer is:This is on the high side. As the other users answering your question have noted) but there are several causative factors worth looks at. First, are you on birth control / any other medications? What is your height / weight (knowing your BMI [body mass index]) would give a better indicator of the origin of this elevated heart rate. How is your diet? Do you take stimulants of any kind (caffeine, smoking, ADHD meds, etc). Any anxiety, hot flashes, weight loss (ruling out thyroid problems)? How's your blood pressure? I know you probably weren't looking for a bunch of questions in the answer to your question, but with something as complex as cardiovascular function, we must consider all these things. These are all things you will want to discuss with your doctor should the symptoms persist, as this is the only true, accurate, and safe way to address the problem. Hope this helps :)
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