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Why do I have a fast, hard pounding resting heart rate ?

Why do I have a fast, hard pounding resting heart rate? I'm just fifteen!? Ok guys, I just tested my heart by placing my hand on it, I had 60 heart beats in just thirty seconds and 120 in one minute. My heart was normal when I was born and through my childhood, and the doctors at the moment I was born said I was born healthy, so I couldn t be born with a defective heart or something, but when I turned fifteen, everything went down south. I don t know why, I m a 5 10 fifteen year old boy with a fast metabolism, weighing 125lbs. I will admit I eat unhealthy, I rarely eat something healthy, and I eat everything that is unhealthy 24/7 nonstop. Can someone help me? I m really scared that I m gonna die. Don t be idiots, help me. Oh yea, I forgot, when I went to the doctors 3 years ago, they checked my entire body and found nothing wrong but one small thing, they said I have severe anxiety.
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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High blood pressure can be the result of many things. Are you really stressed out all of the time? Also, eating really unhealthy food all the time gives you bad cholesterol, which in turn gives you really bad blood pressure. Eat healthy. You really need to consult a doctor though. Also, what were you doing before you took the heart rate? Running?! Take you're heart rate when you wake up in the morning to see what it is, because you're resting heart rate is a good indicator of how healthy you are. Yours should probable be between 50bpm and 75bpm (bpm = beats per minute), with you're height and weight. Take your heart rate a few mornings in a row and see what the average is (sometimes if you have a bad dream your heart becomes hyperactive). If it is significantly lower, you should be fine, and even better if you are in the range I said. 120bpm seems like you were doing some sort of physical activity right before, and 120bpm after exercise is totally fine. If you're heart rate in the morning is still really high, then you absolutely must go see a doctor, or you very well could die. Something like a heart problem cannot go on ignored.
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