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What bodily factors affect heart rate?

What bodily factors affect heart rate?

Heart rate: Various factors influencing heart rate include body temperature, blood volume and hemoglobin content, thyroid status, exercise status, heart health, metabolic status, peripheral vascular resistance and other factors also ...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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What factors affect someone's heart rate?

What factors affect someone's heart rate?

Rate control: Read the following link for lots of information on rate control:

http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/electrical_system_of_the_heart-health/article_em. Htm ...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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What factors can affect the heart rate of adolescents?

What factors can affect the heart rate of adolescents?

Activity Level: The heart rate of an individual varies with activity level all through the day. The most commonly alluded to figure is the resting heart rate, which is the number of times the heart beats at per minute while the subject is at rest. In adults it averages around 72bpm, but can approach 200bpm with high level of activity. In conditioned athletes, resting heart rate could be as low as 50bpm or less. ...Read more

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How to decrease heart rate but still get a good workout?

How to decrease heart rate but still get a good workout?

Better shape: The harder you work the higher your heart rate. As a general rule, the better shape you are in, the lower your resting pulse. Unless you are on medication (beta blocker or some calcium channel blockers) your heart rate will increase with any reasonable work out. ...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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What are the other rare causes of a sudden decrease in heart rate?

Several: Cardio-inhibitory form of vasodepressor reflex. Complete heart block as might occur during myocardial infarction, myotonic dystrophy, or lyme disease. Iatrogenic complete heart block from medical procedures. Use of beta blockers in patients with sick sinus syndrome. There are probably others but these come to mind. ...Read more

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What reasons can you think of to explain that cooler temp decreases heart rate?

What reasons can you think of to explain that cooler temp decreases heart rate?

Decreased metabolism: Colder temps decrease hr through a variety of mechanisms. #1 decreased metabolism in the skin and extremities. #2 peripheral vasoconstriction reduces circulatory demand. There may be a central effect as well although I am not sure. ...Read more

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What factors cause high heart rate?

What factors cause high heart rate?

Tachycardia: Many factors. Normal - regular 60-100bpm. Normally sinus node HR is 60-100; junctional 70-110; ventricular ~ 36 bpm. Any abn focus can lead to irregular rhythms such as A.fib/flutter, sinus tahcycardia, ventricualr tachycardia to name a few. Abnormal cardiac focus - Afib; metabolic/endocrine - thyroid, infections; CA; substance abuse; anxiety; congenital abn are some. ...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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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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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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Why does my heart rate decrease when I stand up after sleeing?

Why does my heart rate decrease when I stand up after sleeing?

Dizzy Spell?: Orthostatic hypotension, also known as postural hypotension (dizzy spells) is a form of hypotension in which a person's blood pressure suddenly falls when standing up or stretching. The symptom is caused by blood pooling in the lower extremities upon a change in body position. It is quite common and can occur briefly in anyone. ...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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Tell me what results in a decreased heart rate?

Tell me what results in a decreased heart rate?

Different things: It can be normal in a conditioned person (athlete), or it can be caused from pathology in the heart or the thyroid (hypothyroidism) gland. In your age group, the common things are: normally low heart rate due to regular exercise and possibly hypothyroidism; other causes are pretty rare. ...Read more

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How can I decrease my resting heart rate below 70?

How can I decrease my resting heart rate below 70?

Exercise: Exercise and weight loss. Working out regularly lowers resting heart rate. ...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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What are the consequences for decreased heart rate that varies with respiration?

What are the consequences for decreased heart rate that varies with respiration?

Probably nothing: Heart rate varies with respiration normally. It is usually not sensible however. A low heart rate may be a normal occurrence in a conditioned person, however if the low heart rate causes fatigue, dizziness or passing out episodes, it needs to be evaluated. Usually, a treadmill stress test is done to see if the heart rate responds appropriately, if not, the person may need a pacemaker. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take to decrease resting heart rate from regular exercise?

Can you tell me how long it should take to decrease resting heart rate from regular exercise?

Depends: It depends on how vigorously and how long you're exercising. Even under the best of circumstances, you won't see a change for a few weeks. ...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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59 going on 60 soon wf treadmill 25 minutes. Heart rate 128 didn't decrease for15 minutes. Out of shape? Or something else. Thx

59 going on 60 soon wf treadmill 25 minutes. Heart rate 128 didn't decrease for15 minutes. Out of shape? Or something else. Thx

Annual checkup?: It certainly could be due to being out of shape so I don't want you do be alarmed. However you should see your primary care doctor for a checkup. This should be done before starting any new exercise routine especially once we get over 50. ...Read more

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If somebody has a rapid heart rate at rest, almost 90 - 100 - for a very long time, is that dangerous for the heart? How can I decrease that rate?

If somebody has a rapid heart rate at rest, almost 90 - 100 - for a very long time, is that dangerous for the heart? How can I decrease that rate?

Heart rate: A normal heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. A heart beat that is in the higher range of normal could indicate several things- one of them could be thyroid trouble. Medications can also affect the heart rate. You should review with your doc. Finally deconditioning or lack of exercise can contribute. Hope your health gets better! ...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?

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