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Low resting Heart Rate

Hello, I'm a 34 year old female with a normal resting heart rate of 51. Lately, I've been feeling really off and my resting heart rate is anywhere between 31-44 while awake. I'm active, but by no means conditioned like an Olympic athlete. I went to the ER and everything checked out fine. They said I have Bradycardia and I'm following up with a cardiologist next week. I feel weak, tired, dizzy and lightheaded. Does anyone know if this is normal for some people? I'm otherwise pretty healthy...but I do enjoy my junk food too. Thanks
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995271 tn?1463924259
Mid to high 40s is tolerable.  low 30s might be causing the symptoms.  

If the symptoms are tolerable and your rate responds accordingly with effort (meaning the rate goes up when you exert yourself) I'd personally not take any further steps for it.  My personal reasons for that are because it will probably change on its own over time anyway so I wouldn't want to take any permanent steps.

If the symptoms are NOT tolerable the only way I'm aware to deal with it is via a pacemaker.

who knows though, it might be related to an endocrine issue too.  
1807132 tn?1318743597
I agree with itdood.  It is possible it will correct on its own but you should be tested to make sure the health of the heart is fine.  I would suspect you would get an echo and a stress test. I would also suggest getting a full check up with your regular doctor to make sure you don't have any imbalances that may be contributing.  Best of luck sorting it out.  I hope you feel better soon.
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