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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

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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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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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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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

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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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Can you please list the common causes of hypertension, increase heart rate and decrease oxygen?

Can you please list the common causes of hypertension, increase heart rate and decrease oxygen?

Several Causes: Most people with hypertension (85-95%) have a genetic predisposition (primary hypertension). The remainder of people with hypertension have the condition secondary to some other underlying condition such as renal parenchymal disease, renal vascular disease, hyperthyroidism, cushing's syndrome, primary aldosteronism etc. Pregnancy also can cause hypertension in certain women. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana increase or decrease heart rate?

Does smoking marijuana increase or decrease heart rate?

Increases HR: Marijuana use increases heart rate by 20%-100%, shortly after smoking. Marijuana users have 4.8 times greater chance of heart attack in the first hour after smoking. It causes palpitations & arhythmias as well as elevation of actual heart rate. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11401936. ...Read more

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How does dehydration decrease blood pressure and increase heart rate?

How does dehydration decrease blood pressure and increase heart rate?

The decrease: In BP is due to the decline in plasma volume. The increase in hr is compensatory to meet the body's needs in this state. ...Read more

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How are increased heart rate and decreased blood pressure related if at all?

How are increased heart rate and decreased blood pressure related if at all?

Healthy reflex: As pressure drops pump speeds up to maintain pressur keep brain alive happens every time we stand otherwise we would all pass out as the. Blood heads for our feet we are wonderfully made. ...Read more

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What happens to cardiac output and after load when when heart rate is low? Does it increase because high heart rate causes decrease in CO

What happens to cardiac output and after load when when heart rate is low? Does it increase because high heart rate causes decrease in CO

Varies.: BUT in a young healthy person, generally the heart rate is low because the heart is efficiently pumping and the cardiac output is good. Generally, (in normals), increasing the heart rate increases pumping and cardiac output. ...Read more

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Hi, What is the pathophysiology behind how cellulitis progresses to sepsis in reference to decreased blood pressure and increased heart rate, pH etc?

Hi, What is the pathophysiology behind how cellulitis progresses to sepsis in reference to decreased blood pressure and increased heart rate, pH etc?

Sepsis: Organisms from the cellulitis enter the bood stream causing sepsis. The systemic reaction involves vasodilation with drop in bp, elevation in hr and if tissue perfusion drops so does pH ...Read more

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How come my heart rate increase so much when I try weed?

How come my heart rate increase so much when I try weed?

Side effect: That is called tachycardia and is a side effect. It may not be good for you. ...Read more

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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

A condition in which the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is elevated beyond normal. It is a complication some people with ...Read more