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Hi, I have recently joined a gym and realised, compared to my incredibly fit friend, my heart rate is very low. I have bought a heart rate monitor (one of the little watches) and found my resting heart rate is usually between 50-65.
I should point out I am not at all fit haha, I am a 20 year old, 5'2 female, weighing 125lb and struggle ding any kind of exercise for more than a couple of minutes.
I have seen online that there is a condition called bradycardia which is associated with hypothyroidism which runs very strongly in my family, and my mother believes me to have, though have never been officially prescribed with.
I have had my blood pressure etc checked at the doctor's before, however I struggle quite badly with social anxiety so I find everytime it has been officially checked my heart has been racing and doctor's have still commented that it was quite low.
I lso tend to black out quite often, particularrly when getting out of bed, chairs and the bath/shower, and I get weird fluttery heart beats occasionally as well which aren't the nicest.
Obviously I am nervous about going to a doctor so thought I would ask online first about whether my heart rate is alright, or if I should maybe venture out to my local GP and get checked.
Any help would be appreciated!
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