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A 64-year-old male asked:

Aged 64,my bp is generally 110/65 & bpm 60 at rest.1-2 hours after i wake up in the morning bpm goes up to110.it takes 1-2 hours to normalise. daytime,i drink lot of water.i get up 2-3 times at night to urinate. is palpitation related to dehydration?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Sometimes palpitations are related to dehydration due to the body trying to increase blood pressure by releasing adrenaline; this can cause palpitations. It sounds like you are maintaining good hydration, so, dehydration sounds less likely as a cause. A 24 hour Holter monitor likely would provide an answer regarding what kind of fast heart rate is occurring.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
I would document the accuracy of your heart rate monitor by counting your pulse at your wrist for 60 sec. I would keep a diary of what you are doing in the 2 hours. Coffee? Morning exercise. Smoking?
Jun 16, 2021

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