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Can Caffeine Slow The Heart Rate
If stimulation in vegus nerve cause heart rate to slow down, which nerve system causes the heart rate to speed up?
Tachycardia: Rapid heart rates can be either physiologically appropriate or inappropriate (pathologic). Examples of physiologic appropriate sinus tachycardia might be fast hr due to stress or caffeine. Pathologic tachycardia can involve a wide spectrum of arrhythmias coming either from the atria or ventricular locations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart rate: Most resting heart rate normals are 80 to 100 bpm. Some people's resting heart rate is higher. Abnormal reasons for higher resting heart rate include anemia, hyperthyroidism, fever, ongoing inflammation or infection, dehydration and there is also a pathologic sinus tachycardia condition. You'd need to see a dr. And be evaluated if you're worried about your resting heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: Your heart rate tends to fall lower, than resting, when you are sleeping. You may also be prone to faster heart rates, during different stages of sleep or dreaming. It's not unusual for someones, otherwise healthy, heart to go slower when you are asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 reduction: If the high heart rate is really due to stress reduction, and you don't have an abnormal arrhythmia which can also be induced by stress hormones, then relaxation and stress management techniques should help. Also avoid caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and stimulants, in order to minimize the stress response. See your doctor for evaluation to make sure it's simply stress and not something else. ...Read more
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
Normal: Normal HR = 60-100 at rest.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can breathing through one nostril cause your heart rate to be elevated? And also can stress up your resting heart rate?
Depends: It depends what you are doing. At rest a slow heart can simply reflect good physical fitness. A fast heart at rest may signifysome underlying rhythm abnormality like atrial fibrillation. However, during exercise a slow heart rate may reflect pathologic chronotrpic incompetance while a fast heart rate is a normal, healthy response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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