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Doctor insights on: Normal Sitting Heart Rate

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Is it normal for heart rate to go from 80 sitting to 140 when i stand up ?

Is it normal for heart rate to go from 80 sitting to 140 when i stand up ?

Not Normal: Seems like you have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Need further testing. Consult your md to schedule a tilt table test to rule out pots. ...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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My heart rate is lower during the day when sitting upright, when laying down my heart rate is higher. Is this normal?

My heart rate is lower during the day when sitting upright, when laying down my heart rate is higher. Is this normal?

Normal variation: Heart rates vary through the day, under precise control by a nerve network and by adrenaline levels in the blood. Many things can increase the heart rate, including exercise, emotion, dehydration, and even paying attention to the heart rate. If you feel palpitations or other symptoms when your heart rate is fast, a heart monitor can help figure out if you are having any abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more

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Heart rate shoots up randomly while sitting or standing the only way to lower it is to lay down on my side then it returns to normal.

Heart rate shoots up randomly while sitting or standing the only way to lower it is to lay down on my side then it returns to normal.

Cardiologist: I would recommend speaking to your doctor about referring you to a cardiologist. That doc may consider a 24 monitor which records the electrical activity of the heart for 24 hrs. If a recording of the increase in heart rate can be gotten, then the cardiologist can figure out what the cause is and treat it. ...Read more

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In regards to heart rate and posture is it normal for The HR to be 84 while sitting, stand-up it soars to 120, i sit again it drops off to 48?

In regards to heart rate and posture is it normal for The HR to be 84 while sitting, stand-up it soars to 120, i sit again it drops off to 48?

Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www.cardiamin.com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www.Amazon.com) and visit www.dysautonomiainternational.org. ...Read more

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Heart rAte goes from 50 when sitting to 116 when standing up. Then within 40 seconds my hr Goes back to normal. Recovery hr when excersising is 60/70?

Heart rAte goes from 50 when sitting to 116 when standing up. Then within 40 seconds my hr Goes back to normal. Recovery hr when excersising is 60/70?

Dehydration: When your heart rate goes up that high with standing, you need to strongly consider dehydration. Check your blood pressure sitting and standing as well to confirm. I would recommend drinking Zero calorie Gatorade, nuun with water or any other electrolyte rich fluids. Remember, if you sweat (you loose salt). Need salt replacement not just water! ...Read more

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I'm a man, 24 yo. My heart rate jumps from 60 to 85 BPM very quickly when i'm sitting down, resting for an hour. I workout 6 days/week. Is it normal?

I'm a man, 24 yo. My heart rate jumps from 60 to 85 BPM very quickly when i'm sitting down, resting for an hour. I workout 6 days/week. Is it normal?

There is a normal: Fluctuations of heart rate between the phases of respiration in a normal person. 85/min is a normal heart rate. Are you having any other symptoms? Are you drinking coffee or energy drinks in excess? Are you using drugs like marihuana? If u have no other symptoms and u can exercise without any problems, you are probably ok. But, a good history and physical a good idea if that bother you. ...Read more

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Wondering about heart rate. when sitting/lying down it can drop as low as 52-54, walking around it can hit 100. Exercising up to 170. Is this normal?

Wondering about heart rate. when sitting/lying down it can drop as low as 52-54, walking around it can hit 100. Exercising up to 170. Is this normal?

Normal 50-100: Normal heart rate is 50-100. Certainly HR will increase with vigorous exercise but 170 could be problematic. How good of shape you're in could effect both your resting and during exercise heart rate ...Read more