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I'm a 19 year old boy. My pulse rate is 92 during resting time. Is this too high? If so is it necessary to take treatment? Alternatively is physical exercises improve this condition. At the moment I don't do any physical exercise. Most of time I used to sleep or stay at home working on the computer. Please let me know your advices.


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replied December 27th, 2009
Heart Disease and Heart Attack Answer A8702
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You would like to know whether a pulse of 92 beats per minute is normal.

Normal heart rate is between 60 and 80 beats per minute. Lower than 60 beats per minute is diagnosed as bradycardia and above 100 beats per minute is diagnosed as tachycardia. The heart rate can be accelerated due to physical exercises, nervousness, caffein or tea consumption, etc. Sometimes in tachycardia changes in the rhythm may appear.

According to the data that you provided, you may or may not be experiencing any medical condition. However, you may consider seeing a cardiologist for further advice and diagnosis. You might also consider having an ECG exam. You may want to reduce the coffee and tea consumption.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider such as a cardiologist for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.


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