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Increase Heart Rate
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?
Normal: 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
What to do if i thought that bulimia was supposed to increase heart rate, so why is mine low at 64 bpm?
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
Strange symptom: You need a full evaluation to clarify the significance of your symptoms. ...Read more
Why do certain foods increase heart rate?For instance when I eat tomato soup I get bloated and my heart rate rises..
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
Binding receptors: Do you mean how does it increase heart rate? The mechanism of action is quite complicated but in simple term, it binds to the beta adrenergic receptors on the heart leading to changes in calcium level and increases in the firing rate of the pacemaker cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardio mostly: 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
A candy bar should not increase heart rate.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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
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