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Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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How fast is too fast for a heart rate while exercising for someone with tachycardia? assuming non-smoker and no alcohol or drugs and otherwise healthy female in late teens to early twenties. tachycardia started a week ago with no identified cause.

How fast is too fast for a heart rate while exercising for someone with tachycardia? assuming non-smoker and no alcohol or drugs and otherwise healthy female in late teens to early twenties. tachycardia started a week ago with no identified cause.

Tachycardia: For Age 19, normal heart rate is 60 -100 beats/min. Exercise and anxiety can cause Tachycardia. Tachycardia starting a week ago at age 19 is likely due to sudden stress, such as fright with feeling of being overwhelmed or Anxiety. See Physician for possible Diagnosis of Fever, Hyperthyroidism, Anemia, B.P. Medications effect, or heart condition. See Psychiatrist for Stress Anxiety, Relaxation ...Read more

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Having cold, sore throat and rapid heart rate since 2 days along with fatigue. Is rapid heart rate a cause of worry?

Having cold, sore throat and rapid heart rate since 2 days along with fatigue. Is rapid heart rate a cause of worry?

Dehydration: Hi. Usually that's due to some degree of dehydration. Do you have a fever? It could be bacterial and not viral, although viral is certainly more likely. If bacterial, you may need antibiotics. In any even, drink plenty of fluids. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause a rapid heart rate?

Can diabetes cause a rapid heart rate?

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 more

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Why if B12 injections are given for "weightloss" did it cause a rapid heart rate and eating 3x more than normal to be satisfied?

Why if B12 injections are given  for "weightloss" did it cause a rapid heart rate and eating 3x more than normal to be satisfied?

You're right: B12 will not cause you to lose weight. Unfortunately, that is a common scam in some places, particularly here in south florida. In fact, there are efforts to curb that with laws in florida. There is no evidence that B12 actually leads to weight loss. The rapid heart rate may just be a reaction to the injection. If a steroid is included, then it will increase your appetite. ...Read more

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Can indigestion cause a rapid heart rate?

Can indigestion cause a rapid heart rate?

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

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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more