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How fast is too fast for a heart rate while exercising for someone with tachycardia? assuming non-smoker and no alcohol or drugs and otherwise healthy female in late teens to early twenties. tachycardia started a week ago with no identified cause.

How fast is too fast for a heart rate while exercising for someone with tachycardia? assuming non-smoker and no alcohol or drugs and otherwise healthy female in late teens to early twenties. tachycardia started a week ago with no identified cause.

Tachycardia: For Age 19, normal heart rate is 60 -100 beats/min. Exercise and anxiety can cause Tachycardia. Tachycardia starting a week ago at age 19 is likely due to sudden stress, such as fright with feeling of being overwhelmed or Anxiety. See Physician for possible Diagnosis of Fever, Hyperthyroidism, Anemia, B.P. Medications effect, or heart condition. See Psychiatrist for Stress Anxiety, Relaxation ...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


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Not every time, But sometimes when I start exercising and my heart rate gets faster I get palpitations. Is it from being out of shape?more serious?

Not every time, But sometimes when I start exercising and my heart rate gets faster I get palpitations. Is it from being out of shape?more serious?

Palpitations: Palpitations is a symptom that feels like heart pounding when at rest!!! It is normal to feel pounding sensation in your chest during or immediately after exercise. Try and differentiate what you are experiencing and let your primary doc know. ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate at times without exerting myself and when I do a light workout a well. Hard to catch my breath at times. Please help!

Rapid heart rate at times without exerting myself and when I do a light workout a well. Hard to catch my breath at times. Please help!

see details: There are several possible causes some of which are normal such as poor conditioning or overdoing it. If you be concerned have a cardiologist evaluate you to make sure there is not a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about a sudden rapid heart rate after jumping?

Should i be worried about a sudden rapid heart rate after jumping?

Possibly: It is difficult to know the mechanism when someone feels a rapid heart rate. It is normal to note a more rapid heart rate during exercise, but unusual to feel a sudden onset of rapid heart rate following exercise. An evaluation is indicated. Often times this evaluation will include attempts to record the heart rate at the time of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have hyperactive thyroid but don't take meds. I just experienced a sudden rapid heart rate for the first time ever. I am 39, female. Schedule or ER?

I have hyperactive thyroid but don't take meds. I just experienced a sudden rapid heart rate for the first time ever. I am 39, female. Schedule or ER?

Need to see your doc: If the rapid heart beats are irregular you need to go to the ER, however if the heart beats are regular you need to schedule early appointment with your doctor. First you need to establish the cause of the overactive thyroid ( thyroid uptake & scan).Second you need to start on Beta blocker to relief the symptoms till diagnosis is established. ...Read more

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Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

How old is your baby: A heart rate of 160 can be perfectly normal in a newborn baby and with activity or fever in babies up to several months of age, so it all depends on how old your baby is and whether there have been changes in the baby's appetite or degree of alertness. Consult your pediatrician if your baby is otherwise happy playful and eating well or have him checked asap in an er if he is not stable. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more