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Heart Rate To High Why
Yes: Responsiveness to physiologic need is a sign of health. Going up quickly is normal assuming you're not going from 80 to 240! but if you go from 80 to 120 (the exact numbers depend on age) and then come back down quickly with rest, you're very healthy! (hr should drop 10% within 1 minute of cool down). ...Read more
Ck with pediatrician: At any age that's too fast.Get a more detailed answer ›
Deconditioned: There are things which can cause the hr to go up such as the thyroid and the heart itself. At your age, and if you have not bee diagnosed with anything it is most likely deconditioned state. Reconditioning may mean to advance activities a little bit slower. Start with rapid walks for several days, then advance to next more rigorous exercise after and do the same stepwise. ...Read more
Tachycardia: Exposure to heat dilates the blood vessels and lowers the blood pressure enough to cause a rise in the heart rate, but 150-170 would be abnormally rapid. If you are accurate in determining your heart rate and especially if you note marked tachycardia under other circumstances, I recommend that you consult a cardiologist for evaluation and be checked for overactive thyroid as well. ...Read more
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