My resting Heart rate was about 50 a few months ago but has now dropped to 47

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I am a 47 YO male. No health problems apart from higher than normal cholesterol levels whilst onlt being moderatrely overweight.

I bought a good digital watch with what seems to be an accurate heart rate monitor and noticed the resting heart rate consistently below 60. I went to see the doctor and she took a reading at 60. I got an ECG done and I think the reading was the same but there was no problems with the ECG. But maybe, my heart rate was higher at the doctors due to nerves etc? My resting heart rate, according to my watch has dropped to about 47.

On occasion i do get dizzy but it is rare, and maybe due to irregular diet patterns. I tend to experiment with different fasting diets like 5-2 diet and no breakfast etc.

Do I have BradyCardia?

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    Are you an athlete, racing cyclist or the like?
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      I exercise semi regularly ... but i used to do athletics regularly. I was thinking that could have permanently lowered my heart rate?
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      Some seem to say an enlarged heart returns to normal after 6 months of no longer pushing it, others say it can be permanent. When had an echocardiogram, I was chatting to the fella and told him I used to cycle to National Championship level, the fella replied, "that explains what I am seeing", it was 40 years ago I used to race!

      I always retained a good slow pulse though until my current problems. Thought it does occasionally still go down as low as 53 when resting.

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