Heart & Cardiology/Resting Heart Rate`


Hello, so i'm seeking some advise. I'm a 25 year old male, i'm 5'9 and 289 lbs I have mild hypertension for which i'm prescribed 10mg lisinopril. From what I can find online having a low resting heart rate is a sign of a healthy heart however, i'm overweight and would expect my heart rate to be considerably higher than say an athlete at rest. I have noticed upon waking or before sleep when I check my heart rate it's in the mid 50's to low 60's. Is this normal considering my weight? It increases normally with physical activity. I have GAD so I have a lot of heart anxiety and panic attacks so needless to say my heart gets quite the workout when these occur. I'm a very healthy eater, my diet consists of lots of fresh fruit and vegetables with some chicken or fish thrown in here and there.......just wondering if this is anything to be concerned about.

Hi Brian,
An EKG will tell whether there is anything wrong with your heart rhythm. You should be concerned about getting a more normal weight. Your BMI is 42.7, which make your weight in the morbidly obese range.
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Dr T

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