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Increase Heart Rate
What to do if I thought that bulimia was supposed to increase heart rate, so why is mine low at 64 bpm?
How much does shoveling snow increase heart rate and should I worry if I push myself too much where it feels like my heart is racing?
It is normal for the heart to race when you are doing heavy work/exercise as shoveling snow. The heart rate will be even higher if you are out of shape.
If you train yourself and do exercise daily I predict your heart rate will not be as fast when you shovel snow next!!!
Get yourself in shape. It is IMPORTANT!!! ...Read more
Many things: Many things can cause tachycardia: medications, lack of medications, street drugs, withdrawal from drugs, hormone problems, infections, stress, pain, life, heart disease, blood clot in lungs, deconditioning, dehydrations, normal variant... See your doctor to have the cause individually explored and treated as necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Strange symptom: You need a full evaluation to clarify the significance of your symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: There are a variety of reasons sugar can speed up the heart rate. It has immediate effects on metabolism (body energy usage), medium time and late effects. These are controlled through a variety of hormones and are normal. If the rate is change is a lot, you are having other symptoms or it is causing panic attacks especially in someone with anxiety disorder these are reasons to be checked. ...Read more
Why do certain foods increase heart rate? For instance when I eat tomato soup I get bloated and my heart rate rises.
Can Zyrtec (cetirizine) cause the heart to beat more strongly but not increase heart rate? 59 bpm. I can feel the beat more prominently, like it's beating harder.
The best thing would be to start moderately intense cardio work, such as jogging/biking/walking/swimming and the like.
Light resistance training can help somewhat, as muscle has a higher metabolic need than fatty tissue.
And be sure to consult a physician before you begin any new exercise regimen. ...Read more
Release dopamine: Dopamine has pretty much the same kind of activity on the heart and vascular system as adrenaline and noradrenaline do. These are the bodies own neurotransmitters that are part of the "fight or flight" response, when we are under stress. They increase blood flow to our brain and muscles so that we can respond to danger or stress. Stimulants all work by releasing dopamine. ...Read more
Possibly: Prozac (fluoxetine) can cause serotonin syndrome and one of the markers of moderate severity is tachycardia (rapid heart rate) and that is a serious side effect. Also,: Prozac (fluoxetine) poses special risks when prescribed to teenagers — thus there are two reasons for you NOT to be taking it. ...Read more
Neither: MS is NOT a disease of heart or kidney. However, medications could affect both organ systems. ...Read more
Depends on dose: While doses up to 300 mg per day are generally considered safe, even doses up to 100 mg have been reported to cause "mild" insomnia — so I assume more profound insomnia could be caused by CoQ10 depending on your dose. Also, CoQ10 itself does not raise heart rate, but arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms, including fast ones) have been reported with CoQ10 interacting with other medications. TTYD. ...Read more
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
Can pneumonia bronchitis and coughing for 4 months increase heart rate at rest from normal to abnormal? From 82 to 97? With little to no exercise
I have hypokpp. Is it K related to be unable to increase heart rate during exercise? Is usually accompanied by weakness, no pump, no perspiration
Yes: If by hypokpp you mean hypokakemic periodic paralysis then yes. The muscle cells lose potassium (k) and cannot contract causing weakness. Hard to increase heart rate. Triggers can be diet related esp by sweet or starchy foods. Too much activity as well as even sleep can be triggers as can some meds. Be sure to have close follow up with your doctor. Hkpp.org/patients/hypokpp-FAQ for info. ...Read more
I was exercising when suddenly. I got dizzy, increase heart rate, coughing up bloody phlegm, dizzyness, fatigue. Am I okay?
Needs evaluation.: Exercise-induced dizziness with palpitations and hemoptysis (coughing up blood) are of great concern because the cause might be serious. This merits an urgent visit to one's doctor or to an emergency dept. A thorough history and physical exam, including a check of one's blood pressure, heart, lungs and limbs, and an ekg and chest x-ray, would enable diagnosis and treatment of the problem. ...Read more
Can GERD increase heart rate shortly after eating? I've had clear ecgs/echos despite palpitations and throat-burning. Omeprazole has little/no effect.
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
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
Do it naturally : Don't do with pills, they all carry side effects. Do it naturally... Search for natural and safer alternatives and speak to a nutritionist... ...Read more
Will Coricidin hbp work like sudafed if you are looking to open your sinuses? Will it increase heart rate?
Coricidin hbp: This formulation lacks the catecholamine vasoconstrictor that is found in sudafed. It is this agent which 'decongests' the sinuses. Coricidin hbp will help with the histamine reaction if the sinus congestion relates to that but won't be the same as sudafed and it shouldn't increae heart rate. ...Read more
Could drinking a small vanilla shake on an empty stomach increase heart rate? Sugar? RHR normally low 60s now 78.
Not usually: It may be the effect of the environment.....the person with whom you were having the shake. ...Read more