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What to do if I thought that bulimia was supposed to increase heart rate, so why is mine low at 64 bpm?

What to do if I thought that bulimia was supposed to increase heart rate, so why is mine low at 64 bpm?

Low HR may be caused: People with eating disorder may have a low heart rate. Also, patient may have cadio-inhibitory syndrome / vasodepressor which might cause a slow heart rate as well.

If you have symptoms this should be evaluated my a cardiologist / electrophysiologist. Good luck. ...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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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?

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

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Can pain mess increase heart rate?

Can pain mess increase heart rate?

Pain: Yes pain can typically increase the heart rate. Be sure to determine what is causing the pain and to obtain proper treatment. ...Read more

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What are activities to increase heart rate?

What are activities to increase heart rate?

Cardio: The best activities to increase your heart rate are any type of big cardiovascular exercise. Some of the most common would be running or bicycling. ...Read more

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What could cause an increase heart rate even w no activity with a 23 yr old?

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

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I have chest pain and increase heart rate?

I have chest pain and increase heart rate?

Chest pain: Lots of possible causes for chest pain and increased heart rate. Need to see a doctor to work out. ...Read more

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Why does vasoconstriction increase heart rate?

Why does vasoconstriction increase heart rate?

It doesn't: If you give a pure vasoconstrictor like norepinephrine which has no effect on cardiac conduction, it will actually slow the heart reflexively and it's used for that purpose — to terminate tachyrhythmias. ...Read more

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Is it normal for sugar to increase heart rate?

Is it normal for sugar to increase heart rate?

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

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Why do certain foods increase heart rate? For instance when I eat tomato soup I get bloated and my heart rate rises.

Why do certain foods increase heart rate? For instance when I eat tomato soup I get bloated and my heart rate rises.

Sensitivities - food: You may be sensitive to the amount of histamine in the foods that you eat. You can find a list of histamine rish and histamine poor foods online. Tomatoes are known to be high in histamine. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Zyrtec (cetirizine) is: An antihistamine and should not affect your heart rate or blood pressure. If you are using decongestants, such as Pseudoephedrine or neosynephrine, (phenylephrine) these can affect both heart rate and BP. If symptoms persist, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can avelox increase heart rate?

Can avelox increase heart rate?

No it does not: No it is not a common side effect ...Read more

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Do energy gels increase heart rate?

Do energy gels increase heart rate?

energy gels: Effects of these depend on what's in them, often the chemicals can cause increased heart rate. ...Read more

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Why does epinephrine increase heart rate?

Why does epinephrine increase heart rate?

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 more

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What are some exercises to increase heart rate/metabolism to lose weight?

What are some exercises to increase heart rate/metabolism to lose weight?

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

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Name a medicine that increases heart rate and the force of heart contraction?

Name a medicine that increases heart rate and the force of heart contraction?

Sympathomimetics: The group name of medications that increases heart rate/contractions (chronotropic) are sympathomimetics. Of these are included caffeine, epinephrine, dopamine, Dobutamine (mostly contraction strength), and many others. ...Read more

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How do stimulants increase heart rate?

How do stimulants increase heart rate?

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

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) increase heart rate?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) increase heart rate?

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

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Can MS increase heart rate and slow kidney function?

Neither: MS is NOT a disease of heart or kidney. However, medications could affect both organ systems. ...Read more

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Does coq10 increase heart rate? Does it have a dude effect of causing insomnia?

Does coq10 increase heart rate? Does it have a dude effect of causing insomnia?

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

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Will vasoconstriction of the sympathetic nerve activity increase heart rate? If yes. How?

Opposite : Vasoconstriction is associated with blood vessels, not nerves. Sympathetic nerves cause vasoconstriction of blood vessels by changing the sympathetic tone of the smooth muscle of blood vessels. ...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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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

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

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I was exercising when suddenly. I got dizzy, increase heart rate, coughing up bloody phlegm, dizzyness, fatigue. Am I okay?

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

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Can GERD increase heart rate shortly after eating? I've had clear ecgs/echos despite palpitations and throat-burning. Omeprazole has little/no effect.

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

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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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Please describe a good weight loss pill or anything else that doesn't increase heart rate?

Please describe a good weight loss pill or anything else that doesn't increase heart rate?

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

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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

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