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Can Anxiety Cause Slow Heart Rate
Normal is 60 to 100 : Heart rates slower than 60 beats per minute are considered bradycardias. Some normal people have heart rates slower than 60 like athletes. Some patients take medications called beta blockers (e.g. Lopressor) that cause slow heart rates. If your pulse is less than 50, then you should see your doctor. Slow heart rates may need a pacemaker. ...Read more
Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more
Sinus arrhythimia: This is the kind of heart arrhythmia that anxiety can cause and is a normal heart beat that happens to be irregular in timing. The high rate is similar to when you exercise. Since heart is pumping normally during sinus arrhythmia, it is harmless (other than causing more anxiety). Also, they tend to be short and self-limited, especially if anxiety is relieved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electrolytes: In addition to causing hypovolemia, many diuretics can also deplete important electrolytes that keep your heart rate steady. Very low levels of potassium and magnesium, especially, can be dangerous. Talk to the diuretic prescriber about checking and replacing your electrolyte levels, while using diuretics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Indigestion, or any cause of pain for that matter can cause an increased (rapid) heart rate. The mechanism for the rapid heart rate in indigestion relates to activation of the autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system. Common causes of indigestion that may increase the heart rate include peptic ulcer disease (with or without bleeding), gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). ...Read more
Possible : certainly a possibility, but increase in heart rate is more likely due to underlying anxiety which I assume is what you are using it for. Chlonazepam is one of benzodiazepines which are mild sedatives. Keep in mind it is addictive so long term use is not advised. Thank you for using Healthtap ...Read more
Not likely.: Heart attack occurs when there is a mismatch between amount of blood needed by heart muscle and amount that can be supplied by heart blood vessels. Technically yes, you can speed heart rate up enough to outstrip oxygen supply, but a normal stomach and thirst will probably limit caffeine intake first. With more potent vaso and cardio active meds or a damaged heart, it is entirely possible. ...Read more
Stress factors: People who suffer from anxiety at a clinical level are more susceptible to cardiac issues, particularly due to stress levels. However, stress reducers like exercise are effective in reducing the anxiety and stress, as well as strengthening heart function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Klonipin and Heart: Yes, but this is not a good drug to use on a regular basis for these heart issues. I have never met a cardiologist who would use this as a regular treatment for this heart condition. There are more effective medications with less side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually none: In otherwise young healthy individuals (no heart disease) the increased heart rate that can occur during an asthma attack or be related to treating an asthma attack (albuterol inhaler), will resolve on its own and not lead to heart problems. If the heartbeat, is irregular (skipping beats), associated with palpitations or greater than 180 beats per minutes, a heart doctor should be involved. ...Read more
Yes: Muliple mechanisms 1. Most common is poor control, relative dehydration 2. Occasionally damage to autonomic nervous system causes loss of parasympathetic modulation of heart beat and fast heart beat 3. Coronary heart disease yieldind intrinsic heart abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atypical : Yes, anxiety can cause one's heart to speed up, but a quickly beating heart all day sounds a bit unusual. Go to your local urgent care center, or your local emergency room and explain the situation to the nurse in charge. Ask for a Full work up to see what the physical issues might be. If all test proved negative you may have an anxiety disorder treatable by meds and psychotherapy. ...Read more
Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia(fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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