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i have a lbood pressure of 130/80, is that a good thing?

i have a lbood pressure of 130/80, is that a good thing? (im 16) Also, for the past 3-5 months, i would just be like sitting doing something and all the sudden my heart beats really fast for like 3-5 seconds and then goes back to normal. why is this?
Fri, 26 Aug 2011
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Your bloodpressure is okay for your age. You heart racing like that is normal too. It's called tachycardia I experienced the same thing and was the medical manager for a cardiovascular surgeon. He explained that it's better that the heart is beating than if it stops. Nothing to worry about but make sure that you aren't getting anemic. Low iron can also cause your heart to race. When mine does it I cough to get it to stop and get it to beating normal. If you notice if you ever get excited about something your heart does it too, but you really don't notice it because your excited.
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Hello cuihong;
welcome to HealhcareMagic
The BP of 130/80 is perfectly normal for you there is no reason to worry.The sudden increase in heart beat can be due to anxiety;fear;sudden shock;etc.At 16 yrs there is hardly any reason to worry about unless you have a family history of heart problems.
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