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why wont my heart rate go up when I exercise

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Could be a serious issue such as a heart block in your heart rhythm, especially if exercise does not increase it. See you doc soon.

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate exercise: During exercise the response of heart rate and blood pressure is related to the intensity and duration of the exercise load. If you do high intensity ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Too high: A heart rate of more than 200 is very high, and would usually be caused by an abnormal heart rhythm. However, this may be a reading error from your de ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate: The heart rate normally increases with exercise.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
18 years experience Podiatry
Dizzy Spell?: Orthostatic hypotension, also known as postural hypotension (dizzy spells) is a form of hypotension in which a person's blood pressure suddenly falls ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Dancing can be quite: aerobic. As for the chest pain, check that out with your MD. It might be from being out of shape, but there might be something else of concern.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
Normal response: Oxygen requirements increase when walking up stairs, and there are physiological changes that take place to meet that demand, including increased hear ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
30 years experience Cardiology
Can slow or increase: Standing up quickly causes blood to pool in the legs and causes the blood pressure to drop transiently. How transient depends on how compensated a per ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Hard to say: This is hard to give you an answer without tests and an examine. One thing to know is sometimes the heart beat can be so fast that it has trouble fil ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are a number: of autonomic dysfunction disorders that can account for your symptoms. In addition, simple dehydration could also produce this. Ask your health care p ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Govind Sharma
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood Pressure: Usually the blood pressure goes down when you stand up from asitting position.Have your blood pressure checked when you lie down, sitting and standin ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Unclear: Not enough info to determine. Are you taking more caffeine those days?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Arrhythmia: Normally, your heart rate should slow down, when relaxing. Anything over 100 bpm, after a couple minutes of rest, is unusual. You may have an electr ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Need work up: You may have svt/or tachy arrhythmia .This is nor normal.Need work up from thyroid check up to cardiac evaluation , /ekg// holter monitor / echo/ ev ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Orthostatic hypotens: The significance has to do with the problems caused by dropping blood pressure with position change. This can be very problematic for people. See the ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Heart rate: There are many possible causes of elevated heart rate upon standing, including low blood volume, relative dehydration, medication side effects , neuro ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: You may actually be feeling your heart beating abnormally but it's just as likely that you're just more aware of your normal heartbeat. The distinctio ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate: The heart rate typically goes up on such a position change to compensate for the blood pooled in the lower extremities. You may have less tone to push ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Tachycardia/ sleep: How fast?? There is always variation in rate . When we sleep there is more autonomic tone effects with increase in sympathetic tone in REM sleep. Mo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
No exercise now: Under these circumstances the answe should be no until you feel better. Hr that goes up this much with standing implies dehydration--exercising right ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Work of digestion: Primarily due to increased work of digestion. The body gets really busy pumping blood and enzymes to the GI tract after a meal. There are other hormo ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
No : it is not normal. Why are you taking dexamethsone? Is it for allergies or autoimmune disease or what? Whatever the reason for dexamethsone you need t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
DehydratiOn?: That would be most benign & easily treatable reason. If increasing hydration doesn't help talk to your primary care physician for initial evaluation.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
See MD: You have an undiagnosed tachyarrhythmia which need to be evaluated by md.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Suggestions: The heart rate issue needs evaluation, as is not an ms issue, and may be associated with a different process. Might try a beta blocker is tachycardia ... Read More
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