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is rapid heart rate a symptom of heat stroke (hyperthermia)

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heat: when the body is under heat stress the heart rate does increase. Getting dehydrated and overheated without adequate cooling potential predisposes to h ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Fete
Dr. Eric Fete answered
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: higher risk: dehydrated, on medications that can decrease sweating (benadryl (diphenhydramine) or similar medications, certain anti-psychotics, and m ... Read More
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Heat Stroke!: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known a ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid Problem: The symptoms you describe could be a problem with your thyroid gland. Visit with your healthcare provider and simple blood test would be helpful.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical or psychiatric causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist with expertise in hair ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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See your family doc: Depending on how long it is after eating, it could be mild dropping of your blood sugar which would cause anxiety and your heart rate to go up. It is ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Unlikely: Although the heart rate increases to compensate for inadequate pumping by the heart there are many more common reasons for a rapid heart rate. Common ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
55 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Not necessarily: Heart rate can increase after eating heavy meal, since gastro system needs more blood flow. Could be a rhythm disorder that ur doc can easily diagnose ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: It is true that you can have reflux without having heartburn but that does not explain the fast heart rate. If you are having heart rates over 100 the ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
How fast?: Depends on how fast your heart rate is & why it's fast. Maximum normal heart rate depends on age: up to 200 in teenagers, about 150 by age 70. Recover ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Not nescessarily: Not necessarily.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Cardiologist: Have you seen a cardiologist ? He might be able to sort this out with some testing.

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