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Does hyperglycemia increase or decrease your heart rate?

Does hyperglycemia increase or decrease your heart rate?

Neither: No direct effect. Hyperglycemia causes osmotic diuresis which can lead to dehydration and that causes the heart rate to increase, especially when moving from a recumbant position to standing. ...Read more

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Dr. Marlon Levy
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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

This is a term that just mean high blood sugar. This can be caused by many things such as exercise, stress, eating excess sugar and the ultimate diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body can not longer process its sugar out of the blood stream and is sustained or continuous hyperglycemia. Everyone's blood sugar will rise a little after they eat, but most peoples will return ...Read more


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Basically, does hyperglycemia increase or decrease heart rate?

Basically, does hyperglycemia increase or decrease heart rate?

Decrease: In general it decreases. When cells are bathed in too much glucose this changes the osmotic potential and they get sluggish and lethargic. Not enough blood glucose (hypoglycemia) tends to cause the opposite including adrenaline surge in the body that increases heart rate. ...Read more

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Does hyperglycemia increase/decrease heart rate?

Does hyperglycemia increase/decrease heart rate?

Depends : High blood glucose can cause several problems depending on how high the levels are and how quickly they became high. Before the heart rate is affected your would have other metabolic problems including dehydration, dizziness and even coma. The heart rate may increase secondary to this. Your doctor should make the diagnosis of hyperglycemia and help you control it. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Increasing : Hypoglymia will trigger a sympathetic response increasing hr and bp. During hyperglycemia, if you are diabetic, the response will be lighter or none, depending in complications associated like hyperoamolar state and ketoacidosis, when the response will be stronger. ...Read more

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How does hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia affect heart rate and blood pressure?

How does hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia affect heart rate and blood pressure?

Not directly : There is no direct effect other than for the stress induced by a hypoglycemic reaction (hr and BP would go up) or the diuretic/dehydrating effect of prolonged hyperglycemia (bp would go down while hr went up). ...Read more

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My heart rate increases when i'm cold and decreases when i'm warm, which is apparently the opposite of what should happen. What's causing this?

My heart rate increases when i'm cold and decreases when i'm warm, which is apparently the opposite of what should happen. What's causing this?

Heart Rate: Shivering is a well-known response, but a less obvious reaction is heart rate increase. In cold weather, a faster heartbeat benefits muscular and respiratory function. That's why your heart rate is increasing. ...Read more

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When you increase your level of activity, does your heart rate increase or decrease?

When you increase your level of activity, does your heart rate increase or decrease?

Increases: If it doesn't increase, you need to see a doctor! (the condition is called "chronotropic incompetence"). ...Read more

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I have an increase in arterial resistance coincides with a decreased heart rate, what can be the cause of this 'in vivo'?

I have an increase in arterial resistance coincides with a decreased heart rate, what can be the cause of this 'in vivo'?

Cushing's Reflex: There is a clinical entity called cushing's reflex where this physiology comes into play. This happens when there is a bleed in the brain. This leads to increased arterial resistance in the brain, and through a series of complex feedback loops in the adrenergic system, leads to reflexive bradycardia. ...Read more

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What is it that increases or decreases heart rate?

What is it that increases or decreases heart rate?

Lots of things: The major contributor to whether or not your heart rate will be up or down relates to sympathetic and parasympathetic hormones (adrenaline and noradrenaline, etc). Add on top of that many medications or drugs that can affect this including caffeine, betablockers, alcohol, etc) and you can see dramatic effects on heart rate. ...Read more

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Increase breaks to decrease heart rate while working out?

Increase breaks to decrease heart rate while working out?

Decrease heart rate: If you want to lower your heart rate when exercising then simply lower the intensity of your workout. For example, if you are running then slow your run and decrease your arm swing. Stopping completely will lower your heart rate but once you return to the same intensity your heart rate will likely go back to the same level. ...Read more

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