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A 37-year-old member asked:

please explain why does my heart beat fast when i'm not even out of breath?

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Dr. Lynn Wung
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Fast heartbeat: Can be many reasons, including anemia, thyroid problems, medication side effects, a heart condition, anxiety, and others. Labwork and exam would be very helpful.

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Not normal: Its not normal to be at 130 all the time. Suggest you get evaluated by a physician. There are many possibilities.
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It depends: Heart rate varies naturally with your breath. In some folks, it's really obvious & called "sinus arrhythmia" which is not harmful. With that, your pulse consistently slows when you breathe in and speeds up when you breath out. However, there is such a thing as "too fast" usually over 100 at rest, and "too slow", usually under 50 at rest. See your md if you are not sure.
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What should I do if my heart beat is irregular and racing?

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