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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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Can cold medicine cause a rapid heart rate in children?

Can cold medicine cause a rapid heart rate in children?

Possible: If the cold medication contains a decongestant, the decongestant can elevate the heart rate. ...Read more

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I'm getting sick, really bad head congestion. What over the counter cold remedies can I take? I'm on 25mg beta blocker and 120mg of CCB for heart rate.19?

I'm getting sick, really bad head congestion. What over the counter cold remedies can I take? I'm on 25mg beta blocker and 120mg of CCB for heart rate.19?

Wow. Complex. TTYD.: You're rather young to be on 2 medications for your heart rate. I suspect you have a predisposition of some sort. Maybe Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome? That needs to be worked out before any advice is given. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your doctor for advice. Most OTC cough/cold sprays & meds have phenylephrine which can cause your heart to race. Saline nasal sprays are safest. Good luck. ...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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63 years old diabetic one kidney removed and rapid heart rate. Ggood EKG good stress test. What else could cause a rapid heart rate.

63 years old diabetic one kidney removed and rapid heart rate. Ggood EKG good stress test. What else could cause a rapid heart rate.

Rapid heart beat: Multiple cardiac arrythmias causes rapid heart beat. Some times anxiety itself causes rapid heart beat. Consult you physician to get holter monitor or event monitor to identify arrythmias. ...Read more

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I've had some strange palpitations and my BP when lying down is 120/68 BPM 70, when I stand my heart rate goes up to 135 BPM and my BP is 94/64 causes?

I've had some strange palpitations and my BP when lying down is 120/68 BPM 70, when I stand my heart rate goes up to 135 BPM and my BP is 94/64 causes?

Bp change common: Your blood pressure change while standing is common. The body must adjust to keep blood flowing to the brain with gravity, when you stand. Brief dizziness may occur, sometimes suggesting dehydration.
Need more info. On palpitations to better understand their relationship or cause. For example, skipped beats, beating out of rhythm, rapid heart beat, chaotic irregular rhythm, hard beats? ...Read more

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Can a rapid heart rate be caused by insomnia?

Can a rapid heart rate be caused by insomnia?

Coffee?: Sudden runs of rapid heartbeat that may take your breath away is supraventricular tachycardia. If you are sleeping poorly and have svt, my first concern is too much caffeine. If your heart simply seems fast and you are not sleeping well, the cause may be anything from anxiety (which you recognize) to something more troublesome. More than 2 weeks, physician's office visit is in order. Good luck. ...Read more

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I noticed short (1s) heart rate squizzes (not palpitations) followed by face flushing, hot feelings and sweatings. What can cause this?

I noticed short (1s) heart rate squizzes (not palpitations) followed by face flushing, hot feelings and sweatings. What can cause this?

Arrhythmia: Premature beats can cause theses sensations ; go see a physician & get examined and tested to a specific diagnosis & possible treatment ...Read more

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Would using Claritin (loratadine) d cause rapid heart rate during exercise?

Would using Claritin (loratadine) d cause rapid heart rate during exercise?

Yes, any "D" drug: The "d" in claritin-d, or Mucinex (guaifenesin) - d and others, all stand for decongestant. Decongestants are medications that stimulate the adrenaline system and can cause higher blood pressure and heart rate. While not bad for short time, may cause problems if used chronically. Check with your dr. If you have high blood pressure or heart rhythm problems before using these medications. ...Read more

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What could cause feeling achy everywhere and rapid heart rate and nausea?

What could cause feeling achy everywhere and rapid heart rate and nausea?

Arrhythmias: Tachycardia and arrhythmias can make you feel other non specific symptoms. See your pcp, depending on how often u experience these symptoms I would do event or holter monitor. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain and rapid heart rate during a panic attack?

What causes chest pain and rapid heart rate during a panic attack?

Panic: You are flooded with adrenaline, which would normally occur in fight or flight stress responses, when you are faced with life or death emergencies. This activates nerves supplying muscles in heart and elsewhere. If the heart muscles blood supply is compromised, pain or even angina can occur. But initially, the lactate from metabolism of glycogen as an energy supply can cause muscle pain. ...Read more

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Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?

Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?

No: Other things cause increase in heart rate. obesity alone does not. Food that contain caffeine, diet supplements, stress, anxiety all can cause increase in heart rate. Hormonal imbalance can also be a cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tachycardia and low blood pressure? I.e 88/58 mm Hg and heart rate 110 bpm

What are the causes of tachycardia and low blood pressure? I.e 88/58 mm Hg and heart rate 110 bpm

Dehydration: The most common cause of combined low blood pressure and high heart rate would be dehydration. Anemia could also cause a higher heart rate, but not likely the low BP.
Other less common causes might include hemorrhage or significant blood loss, abnormal magnesium or potassium levels. It is normal for the heart to beat faster when the blood pressure drops. ...Read more

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Can diuretics cause rapid heart rate?

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 more

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Can sinus tachycardia cause heart to race even though the heart rate is normal? What should I do for something like this? I am on no meds for this.

Can sinus tachycardia cause heart to race even though the heart rate is normal? What should I do for something like this? I am on no meds for this.

Yes: Sinus tachycardia is defined as a heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute. Depending on the degree of tachycardia and the individual patient, one may feel their heart racing.
Sinus tachycardia is normal and expected with exertion, sickness, or excitement.
Sinus tachycardia is not normal when resting comfortably without any associated condition. If resting HR is elevated, likely needs eval. ...Read more

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Experiencing rapid heart rate from a simple walk. I'm normally athletic. So far all heart tests came back fine. What else could cause this suddenly?

Experiencing rapid heart rate from a simple walk. I'm normally athletic. So far all heart tests came back fine. What else could cause this suddenly?

Paroxysmal AF: You may be developing occasional atrial flutter/fibrillation. Have you had a 24 hour halter ECG done. This might help to prove the diagnosis. The treatment would be to cardiovert you only if the AF is persistent and does not convert spontaneously. ...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