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What would cause your heart rate to be low?

Myocarditis and endocarditis can slow your heart rate by damaging the electrical “wiring” that runs through the heart muscle or near the lining of the heart. Both conditions are most commonly caused by infections that spread to the heart. They are a rare complication of any viral, bacterial, parasitic, or fungal infection you may have had.

Does low heart rate really indicate a problem? If it’s beating slower than the normal rate, it might indicate a medical problem. In some cases, a slow heart rate is an indication of an extremely healthy heart. Athletes, for instance, often have lower than normal resting heart rates because their heart is strong and doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood throughout the body.

What are the benefits of a low heart rate? This means it can pump oxygenated blood efficiently around your body at a lower rate. The health benefit of a lower resting heart rate is that you are at less risk of heart disease.

What are some of the causes of an abnormally low heart rate? A low heart rate can sometimes cause dizziness or lightheadedness, in addition to fatigue, but this does not appear to be the case with you. An underactive thyroid can cause a low heart rate. Sometimes electrolyte imbalances can cause a low heart rate and this is of particular concern if someone is on a very restrictive type of diet.

What heart rate level is considered to low? Doctors consider a heart rate below 60 beats per minute as low, Dr. Baez-Escudero says. If you have bradycardia, you’ll have a sustained heart rate below 60 even when you’re awake and active.

What are the signs of low heart rate?

What are the signs of low heart rate? Generally symptoms that coincide with low pulse mean that there is a health problem that should be treated. When the heart rate is too slow, most people experience disturbing symptoms, such as dizziness, fatigue and weakness.

What are the side effects of low heart rate? Having a slow heart rate can reduce the amount of oxygen throughout the body, affecting the function of your organs. Weakness and fatigue are common symptoms as a result of this lack of adequate oxygen supply. Bradycardia can also affect your ability to sleep, which increases tiredness during the day.

What heart rate level is considered to low? Doctors consider a heart rate below 60 beats per minute as low, Dr. Baez-Escudero says. If you have bradycardia, you’ll have a sustained heart rate below 60 even when you’re awake and active.

What causes high and low heart rates? A slow heart rate might occur because the sinus node: Discharges an electrical impulse that’s blocked before causing the atria to contract In some people, the sinus node problems result in alternating slow and fast heart rates (bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome).