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Can pain cause pulse to race?

Can pain cause pulse to race?

Yes..it can: Acute intense pain causes the release of adrenaline and thus can increase heart rate, the degree varies based on individual's pain pain tolerance/threshold. Chronic pain may not increase heart rate much as the body (heart) is adapted to such condition over an extended period of time. If your heart is persistently high or excessive, it mayb something else and you should consult your doc.. Good lcuk. ...Read more

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What does it mean when pulse is over 110 at rest?

What does it mean when pulse is over 110 at rest?

You need: to have an ECG and exam, not good for your heart to be beating so fast all the time, too much work for it ...Read more

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I'm on bystolic (nebivolol) 10 mg. To treat my high blood pressure. I've noticed my pulse is staying in the low 50s. And b/p 100/55. Is this ok?

I'm on bystolic (nebivolol) 10 mg. To treat my high blood pressure. I've noticed my pulse is staying in the low 50s. And b/p 100/55. Is this ok?

See your doctor soon: Sounds like you may be on too high a dose of medication or something else is going on. Get in to see your doctor as soon as you can. Bring your blood pressure cuff readings and the cuff itself to check against the reading in the doctor's office. If you're having chest pain or pressure or if you're having difficulty breathing, get to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for extreme panic disorder. My pulse sometimes gets up to 185-200 could i die?

I'm being treated for extreme panic disorder. My pulse sometimes gets up to 185-200   could i die?

No: Thinking you'll die is one of the symptoms of panic disorder, and just makes the anxiety worse. You won't die, but you clearly need treatment. Fortunately, there is good treatment available. ...Read more

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How can I cure palpitation, and fast beating pulse at age of 20 unmarried female?

How can I cure palpitation, and fast beating pulse at age of 20 unmarried female?

Depends on cause: Have to know exactly what type of heart rhythm you have to be able to say how to fix it. If its just fast, but regular, common causes include anxiety, hyperthyroidism, and dehydration. If it comes only in discrete episodes, common causes include panic attack, and less commonly genetic heart rhythm problems, or rumors that make adrenaline. Rule out the common causes first with your pcp. ...Read more

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I have an excessive fear of snakes. Even looking at the pic, i can feel my pulse increasing. Why n how can I get rid of this fear?

I have an excessive fear of snakes. Even looking at the pic, i can feel my pulse increasing. Why n how can I get rid of this fear?

Phobia: You have phobia. They can be successfully treated by desensitization therapy. You need a psychotherapist skilled in this technique. It only takes a few sessions. Alternative: don't look at pictures of or go anywhere near snakes! ...Read more

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I ve had hbp ranging from 170 /110 and pulse at about 100 120 most of the time for about a week despite taking BP drugs. Ekg was negative. Thoughts?

I ve had hbp ranging from 170 /110 and pulse at about 100 120 most of the time for about a week despite taking BP drugs. Ekg was negative. Thoughts?

Urine metabolite WU.: You seem to have a high blood pressure for no other issues. This might be a catecholamine producing lesion in your body called a pheochromocytoma. This does have other symptoms, like sweating, headaches, palpitations, and weight loss, but the biggest thing is pronounced hypertension. It might also mean the BP meds need more time. Get a urine catecholamine metabolite 24 hour collection to see. ...Read more

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One month ago i had a iton level of 12, im taking iton tablets for it can low iron be causibg my high pulse rate especially with activity.

One month ago i had a iton level of 12, im taking iton tablets for it can low iron be causibg my high pulse rate especially with activity.

Yes: Yes. Anemia (low level of red blood cell pigment) from any cause can make your heart beat faster (high pulse rate). Iron deficiency (low level of iron in he body) is a common cause of anemia. ...Read more

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How to prevent a low pulse rate in the morning causing headache?

How to prevent a low pulse rate in the morning causing headache?

Bradycardia: Need to assess why your pulse rate is slow, as could be excellent conditioning, familial tendency, but also cardiac arrhythmia. Perhaps a holter monitor study of value. The headache may or may not relate. This is complex enough to visit your doctor and at least get an ekg. ...Read more

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My neck pulse feels like its swooshing and vibrating. Should I get it checked out?

My neck pulse feels like its swooshing and vibrating. Should I get it checked out?

Yes: As long as you have no stroke symptoms or vision changes, can see pcp if soon. Will listen for bruit and possibly order ultrasound of carotids. Concern is for blockage or dissection/aneurysm. If have stroke symptoms or history call for ambulance. Also helpful to check your BP and make sure is not at dangerous level. When in doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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What are risks of pulse pressure in excess of 120?

What are risks of pulse pressure in excess of 120?

Same as elevated BP: Widened pulse pressure is a marker of cardiovascular mortality. Must be evaluated in context of other "blood pressures" systolic, diastolic and mean bp. Must figure personal characteristics such as height and known atherosclerotic stiffness. If pulse pressure is 120 you must have HTN and this should be treated down to goal. Once that is done your pulse pressure may not be elevated at all. ...Read more

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How is the pulse measurement performed?

How is the pulse measurement performed?

At wrist: Typically pulse is measured at wrist by compressing the radial artery until a clear beat is felt. To be perfectly accurate when reporting beats per minute one should measure or a minute, but most will measure for 15 seconds and multiply by four. The pulse could also be counted anywhere the heartbeat can be felt - neck, chest, legs, abdomen, etc. Wrist is just easy. ...Read more

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How do you properly check someone's pulse?

How do you properly check someone's pulse?

Depends on equipment: How to take a pulse depends on the equipment and the technique: whether it is your ear to the chest wall, your fingers to a pulse point, or a piece of medical equipment. The most accurate pulse taken without machinery is the one closest to the heart, or the place where the pulse is best felt or heard. For accuracy, the pulse should be checked for at least 15 seconds in a row, purists say 60 secs ...Read more

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What does pulse of 102after excercise means?

What does pulse of 102after excercise means?

It depends: It all really depends on the context of the exercise, and how soon after exercise finishes. In general, however, the faster one's heart rate recovers after completing exercise, the more fit an individual is. But to give a general sense, a heart rate of 102 two minutes after jogging three miles would be completely normal. ...Read more