• 4 months ago

    Low Heart Rate Not Athletic

    Lately I have been experiencing an uncommonly low heart rate while at rest usually lying down. It will drop as low as 49-50 bpm while I am lying in bed. I am not athletic at all and this is worrying me. I believe it may have to do with my thyroid. My mother has hypothyroidism and I wonder if their is a genetic predisposition for it. I also have dry skin brittle hair and my TSH has been tested multiple times and it has been rising. So far the highest result has been 3.0 uIU/ml. It is within limits but I've heard that this is not the most reliable way to diagnose hypothyroid. If it's not hypothyroid what else could cause this it is really scary. I am a 27 yr old male.


  • 4 months ago

    RE: Low Heart Rate Not Athletic

    Bradycardia, heart rate under 60 beats per minute (BPM), has several specific causes, and in some cases, is normal for the individual.

    A sudden (acute) change to bradycardia or a gradual change, with or without accompanying symptoms, should always be thoroughly invetsigated by a qualified doctor.

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