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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
URI: It appears you have a viral upper fespiratory infection.. See your doctor for a throat culture to run out a strep throat.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Normal & abnormal: The heart rate tries to match your activities so it slows during rest or sleep and speeds up in response to changing metabolic needs when you arise, w ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Intoxication: Alcohol causes many health problems such as dehydration that can cause a rapid heart rate. There also is a condition known as the holiday heart syndr ... Read More
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Rapid heart beat: Alcohol is a vasodilator, you can see some flushing following which you can have tachycardia. Excitement also makes heart rate to go up.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Genetic variant: Some people have a genetic variant of an enzyme that metabolizes alcohol. The aldh2 gene regulates the production of the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenas ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
36 years experience Cardiology
Dehydration: Dehydration causes low blood pressure. The heart beats faster to compensate.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
36 years experience Cardiology
Many things: Dehydration causes low blood pressure. The heart beats faster to compensate. Normal exertion should increase heart rate. Thyroid disease may cause it. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Several causes: Cardiac causes, atrial fibrillation, flutter, svt, v. Tach, myocardial infarction, pericarditis etc. Noncardiac causes- pneumonia, pleurisy, copd, et ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Rapid heart rate: Fever, anxiety, caffeine containing beverages can increase heart rate, diseases such as atrial fibrillation, flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
36 years experience Cardiology
Many things: Dehydration causes low blood pressure. The heart beats faster to compensate. Normal exertion should increase heart rate. Thyroid disease may cause it. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Tachycardia: "Tachycardia" means rapid heart rate. Any stress will make your heart beat fast: fear, anxiety, pain, anger, walking, lifting your arms, standing up. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
There can be several: Stress or any state where your body is producing Epinephrine (adrenaline) will increase your heart rate. Increased activity like exercise will alter y ... Read More
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