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Dr. Bennett Werner
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For what reason is my resting heart rate 96?

For what reason is my resting heart rate 96?

So many reasons: To name a few: stress, infection, anemia, excess thyroid, pain, anxiety, fatigue; then there are heart diseases too. Many different kinds can cause the hr to speed up. Btw, 96 is a normal rate, . ...Read more

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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


Dr. James Lin
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My resting heart rate is 90-100 lately and I dont know the reason? Maybe stress? Im 19 y/o female and this scares me. Should I be worried?

My resting heart rate is 90-100 lately and I dont know the reason? Maybe stress?  Im 19 y/o female and this scares me. Should I be worried?

Here are some ...: Heart resting rate of 90-100 per minute may be "normal" for less physically active people if having been able to conduct personal & occupational chores and tasks at a reasonable pace without short of breath. So, you may consult Doc to assess your general physical fitness, ability, and lifestyle as well as to ensure you're free of anxiety, insomnia, overactive thyroid, drug misuse, etc. Best wish.. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Always feel anxiety. My resting heart rate is usually higher than normal and I feel restless due to that. What could be the reason? Any disorder?

Always feel anxiety. My resting heart rate is usually higher than normal and I feel restless due to that. What could be the reason? Any disorder?

Some: The disorder that can cause that could be a thyroid problem, a heart problem or anxiety. Get your PCP check you and possibly even have a 24 hour holter monitor to check your heart rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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What is the reason for a woman to have a resting heart rate of 155+, dizziness, and trouble concentrating while its happening.

What is the reason for a woman to have a resting heart rate of 155+, dizziness, and trouble concentrating while its happening.

Multiple causes.: One who has an intermittent episode such as this should see ones physician ASAP for a comprehensive history, physical exam, and appropriate testing. Possible causes include hypertension, hyperthyroidism, heart valve problems and, less commonly, relatively rare tumors which secrete substances which can cause the symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Why is it that for the past few days I've had a high resting heart rate?

Why is it that for the past few days I've had a high resting heart rate?

High heart rate: Without lots of information about you, can't guess. Lots of things will normally increase heart rate and lots of abnormal things will increase heart rate. If you're concerned, see your doctor for a history and exam and see if it can be figured out. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dangerous to exercise with a high resting heart rate of 155+ all responses greatly appreciated thanks! also I am already seeing a cardio and have med

Dangerous to exercise with a high resting heart rate of 155+ all responses greatly appreciated thanks! also I am already seeing a cardio  and have med

?: Bonnie, it's hard for me to imagine that your cardio has not treated your resting heart rate of 155+. This is damaging to your heart whether you exercise or not. Moreover, if your resting heart rate is near its maximum, you're not going to get very far with your exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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What can I do for a high resting heart rate?

What can I do for a high resting heart rate?

Heart rate: See a doctor and find out why your resting rate is high and then work with the Doc to fix the problem. There are lots of reasons why you could have a high resting rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Erin Robertson
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What could cause a high resting heart rate like 100 to 110 while resting?

What could cause a high resting heart rate like 100 to 110 while resting?

A few possibilities: Dehydration &/or meds &/or obesity. If you haven't got one, you need a12-lead ECG to determine what is going on. There is a nerve-based pathway in the heart that looks like an upside-down tree. The pacer is the sinus node. It shoots electricity to the AV node where the left and right bundle branches originate. Then the pathways branch over & over. "Ectopic"/extra sites misbehave & cause this too. ...Read more

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