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Does having a fast heartbeat make your life shorter?

Does having a fast heartbeat make your life shorter?

Usually deconditione: Anxiety increases heart rates, and abbreviates lifespan. Being deconditioned increases heart rate. Obcviously this comes from not excercising, which shortens life span. Then, thyoid issues, heart problems, can increase hr. See your doctor to discuss the probleand a physical.M, your concerns. ...Read more

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Does having a faster heartbeat make your life shorter?

Does having a faster heartbeat make your life shorter?

Usually deconditione: Anxiety increases heart rates, and abbreviates lifespan. Being deconditioned increases heart rate. Obcviously this comes from not excercising, which shortens life span. Then, thyoid issues, heart problems, can increase hr. See your doctor to discuss the probleand a physical.M, your concerns. ...Read more

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Does having your heart beat faster than average mean you will have a shorter life?

Does having your heart beat faster than average mean you will have a shorter life?

You might think so: You might think so if you compare us to hummingbirds. But i'm not aware of any research in humans to suggest that that is the case, assuming the rapid hr is still in the normal range. (60-100 at rest). ...Read more

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Does a "fast metabolism" and natural thinness mean a shorter life span (according to studies it makes your body work harder and tire) true? :(

Does a "fast metabolism" and natural thinness mean a shorter life span (according to studies it makes your body work harder and tire) true? :(

Probably: Animals like the sloth have a longer lifespan than others with a faster metabolism. This may correlate with the sleep profile. Under 6 hours and over 8 hours gives a shorter lifespan than between those figures. I think that this means that a median is right for everything--- yin and yang. ...Read more

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If caffiene makes your heart skip, how long or days can this effect your heart? 7days for me. Is this possible?

If caffiene makes your heart skip, how long or days can this effect your heart? 7days for me. Is this possible?

No: Caffeine has a half life of 3 to 7 hours. That means it's down to 25% of the original amount in 6 to 14 hours. But caffeine is only 1 factor in heart skipping and the majority of people have no reason at all. Electrolye imbalance, lack of sleep. Stress, nicotine, medicines, xs thyroid hormone, menstual cycle, pregnancy, and heart disease are other potential factors. ...Read more

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Can having sex worsen my pvc's? Is it ok to have sex if i'm getting frequent pvc's? I'm a bit concerned that doing so will make them worse.

Can having sex worsen my pvc's? Is it ok to have sex if i'm getting frequent pvc's? I'm a bit concerned that doing so will make them worse.

Sex ; pvc's: Sex is known to increase one's heart rate. This may negative tell upon your pvc's. There are different kinds of pvc's. Some may be dangerous, whereas other may not. A cardiologist should be able to sort this out for you. ...Read more

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My heart will skip a beat. I need to take a deep breath to feel normal. No previous heart probs. happens many x's a day. Should I be concerned?

My heart will skip a beat. I need to take a deep breath to feel normal. No previous heart probs. happens many x's a day. Should I be concerned?

Palpitations: Most often what you describe is benign and requires no treatment just reassurance. Your doctor can check you to be sure what your situation is. In the unlikely case some abnormality is present, dr. Can deal with it for you. ...Read more

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Is there something u can take OTC before a big presentation if u have extreme nervousness in presentations?something that makes heart not beat so fast

Is there something u can take OTC before a big presentation if u have extreme nervousness in presentations?something that makes heart not beat so fast

Not OTC, but you can: get a prescription for low-dose propranolol , 10 mg., 30 minutes-1 hour before public speaking, if your GP finds no medical condition that contra-indicates its use. Try it before the day of your talk to make sure it doesn't make you feel light-headed. See http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/04/can-you-treat-stage-fright/index.htm. ...Read more

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I'm seeing a cardiologist because of frequent skipped beats. Can i take propranolol before seeing him or does it make it harder to see what's wrong?

I'm seeing a cardiologist because of frequent skipped beats. Can i take propranolol before seeing him or does it make it harder to see what's wrong?

Don't take: Don't take anything until you see him unless it was prescribed by another qualified dr who has already seen you and who refered you to the cardiologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your heart beats fast even though your body is relaxed ?

What does it mean if your heart beats fast even though your body is relaxed ?

Depends on how fast: Denends on how fast the heart is beating If it a concern get it checkd by your doctor as it can be due to Hyperthyroidism or Anemia and heart conditions ...Read more

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Is it alright to get rid of your pacemaker once you feel better with your heart beat?

Is it alright to get rid of your pacemaker once you feel better with your heart beat?

No: I am sure the pacemaker was placed for a reason which would not spontaneously heal itself. You're likely feeling better because of your pacemaker. If there ever is a reason to do so, a pacemaker can be easily turned off. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as your heart beating too fast? Can it kill you? I'm taking this drug that makes my heart beat crazy fast. And I am worried.

Is there a such thing as your heart beating too fast? Can it kill you? I'm taking this drug that makes my heart beat crazy fast. And I am worried.

Yes: Rapid heart rate can make you pass out and cause other heart problems. This can also convert into some malignant arrhythmias which could be fatal. I would recommend stopping the drug and seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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For 3 days my heart is normal rate but skipping a beat randomly throughout the day. I can feel it and it makes me feel strange. I'm not anxious.

For 3 days my heart is normal rate but skipping a beat randomly throughout the day. I can feel it and it makes me feel strange. I'm not anxious.

No worries: this might be -if not normal- at least common. All of us skip a few beats. Alarm signs include fainting, or irregular beats that last a minute or longer. If an EKG doesn't detect problems, a Holter monitor might. ...Read more

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Can a person with a fast heart beat of (90bpm) do cardio exercise and weight training? Does it make it worse the situation?

Can a person with a fast heart beat of (90bpm) do cardio exercise and weight training? Does it make it worse the situation?

No, You can exercise: A heart rate less than 100 is normal. If you're not in shape, and want to get there, do the exercise. It might help the rate go down when you're at rest. ...Read more

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Is it normal to Feel your pulse in your abdomen when laying down. No mass present, just a light beat, much like how you can occasionally feel your own heart beating?

Is it normal to Feel your pulse in your abdomen when laying down. No mass present, just a light beat, much like how you can occasionally feel your own heart beating?

It is normal..: If you do not have obvious strong pulsations in abdomen ( caution to Aortic abdominal aneurysm ), in young risk free people ( risk is smoking, family history, Mafan syndrome).. than you hear normal resonance of your heart. its stronger if on abdomen in bed and in thinner prople.Vaves of beat transfer to object you in close body contact with. If any doubts , should be examined. ...Read more

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I have an unusually fast heart rate for unusually long periods of time. What is wrong with me?

I have an unusually fast heart rate for unusually long periods of time. What is wrong with me?

Not sure: That depends on how fast the heart rate is and exactly what the rhythm is as determined by an ekg. There may be nothing wrong with you. Maybe your thyroid is overactive. There are just a lot of possibilities so you need evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see your heartbeat through your chest? I'm a 14 year old girl and I can see my heartbeat through my chest making me feel weak and tied

Is it normal to see your heartbeat through your chest? I'm a 14 year old girl and I can see my heartbeat through my chest making me feel weak and tied

See my heartbeat: 16 F asks: Is it normal to see your heartbeat through your chest? I'm a 14 year old girl and I can see my heartbeat through my chest making me feel weak and tied. ANS: This can be scary until you understand what is going on. This will depend on how thin you are. Probably normal. i suspect it is normal in you but Show to your Dr. ...Read more

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Does having a fast heartbeat make your life shorter?

Usually deconditione: Anxiety increases heart rates, and abbreviates lifespan. Being deconditioned increases heart rate. Obcviously this comes from not excercising, which shortens life span. Then, thyoid issues, heart problems, can increase hr. See your doctor to discuss the probleand a physical.M, your concerns. ...Read more

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What causes fast heartbeat when suddenly awakened from a short nap?

What  causes fast heartbeat when suddenly awakened from a short nap?

Anxiety, arrhythmia: The best way to tell is to wear what's called a holter monitor - basically an ekg that's always attached to you so it monitors your heart all the time -- that way a physician can see exactly what you're heart is doing when these episodes happen -- it could just be a panic attack, it could be normal fast heart rhythm (sinus tachycardia) or possibly a more concerning heart rhythm. ...Read more

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I took my pulse and i had a long, slow heartbeat followed by short, fast heartbeats and then another slow, lon g heartbeat. I am scared, what is wrong?

I took my pulse and i had a long, slow heartbeat followed by short, fast heartbeats and then another slow, lon g heartbeat. I am scared, what is wrong?

Extrasystoles: You had some extrasystoles or extra heart beats. The symptom you felt we call palpitations. These are not uncommon and not usually serious. If they continue, consult your physician to see if a reason for them can be determined. Often we can't find a specific cause and they go away or are not bothersome. ...Read more

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Does having a faster heartbeat make your life shorter?

Usually deconditione: Anxiety increases heart rates, and abbreviates lifespan. Being deconditioned increases heart rate. Obcviously this comes from not excercising, which shortens life span. Then, thyoid issues, heart problems, can increase hr. See your doctor to discuss the probleand a physical.M, your concerns. ...Read more

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My heartbeat is so fast when i lay down?

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My heartbeat is so fast when i lay down?

Dehydrated?: Would encourage consuming more water for a week and then checking your heart rate. If continues, see your doc. ...Read more

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Irregular fast heartbeat but feel great?

Irregular fast heartbeat  but feel great?

Get checked: An irregular fast heart beat could be atrial fibrillation. It's possible to have this heart rhythm problem but feel totally normal. In general patients experiencing this symptom should see their doctor and get an electrocardiogram. ...Read more

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I have very fast heartbeat when I'm standing up!?

I have very fast heartbeat when I'm standing up!?

Heart rate: Rapid heartbeat on standing can have many causes. Low blood volume, venous insufficiency and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome are three of them. There are a number of others. You need an evaluation by a doctor to try and explain your finding. ...Read more

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Can u tell sex of a baby by how fast the heartbeat is?

Can u tell sex of a baby by how fast the heartbeat is?

Not reliably: There are those who will tell you that certain heart rates seem to indicate one sex or the other. But this is non scientific. Ultrasound is still the best way to determine sex. ...Read more

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Why is my heartbeat beats fast eventhough i'm sitting?

Why is my heartbeat beats fast eventhough i'm sitting?

Needs evaluation: Fast heart beat is called tacycardia. There are several causes: including fever, coffee, stress, dehydration, anemia etc. Serious conditions like cardiac arrhythmias needs to be excluded, blood pressure checked etc. Hence, evaluation by a physician is necessary, including blood, work, ECG and stress test if necessary. ...Read more

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Heartbeat becomes fast and rapid whenever I lie down...?

Heartbeat becomes fast and rapid whenever I lie down...?

Need vent monitor: Ask your doctor to give you an event monitor ( not Holter), which can detect and correlate your symptoms with any detected arrhythmia. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a fast heartbeat all the time?

What does it mean if I have a fast heartbeat all the time?

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 more

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What could cause a fast heartbeat even when the body is relaxed?

What could cause a fast heartbeat even when the body is relaxed?

Variable: The causes can vary. hyper or hypothyroidism -over active thyroid is a possible cause others are atrial fib, tachycardia , Some patients can get resting tachycardia for no reason . Please have check up for the same ekg and blood tests for evaluation is good start ...Read more

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My heartbeat is very fast it is usually between 90 -98 when i check it. Should i be worried?

My heartbeat is very fast it is usually between 90 -98 when i check it. Should i be worried?

No: Normal HR ranges from 60-100 at rest. Many things affect heart rate. Activity, mood, medications, caffeine, alcohol, other medical conditions. Without symptoms not usually an issue. If palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain then speak with ur PCP ...Read more

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Is 108 heartbeats per minute fast?

Is 108 heartbeats per minute fast?

Yes: Resting H.R is between 60-100 BPM. If Ur heart beat is 108 BPM ,consult MD,especially to rule out Hyperthyroidism . Chronic Anemia can do the same. ...Read more

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Abnormally fast resting heartbeat, what's wrong?

Abnormally fast resting heartbeat, what's wrong?

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 more