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A 16-year-old male asked:

My resting heart was 61 but went up to 73bpm1 thing i started doing was eating a lot if peanut butter for weight a healthy fat is it possible for this

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Dr. Joshua Cooper
Cardiac Electrophysiology 25 years experience
Not worrisome: There is a network of nerves through the body that regulates heart rate and blood pressure. Also, adrenaline is released into the bloodstream to speed up the heart rate and raise blood pressure with certain activities. Because your stomach and intestines need more blood flow after eating, it is possible for the heart rate to rise after eating. If you have symptoms, you should talk to your doctor.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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