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My husband says my heart rate is too high, since it rests at about 90-100. Is it normal, if not how can I fix it? I'm not an excerciser type person, I don't have the stamina for it.

My husband says my heart rate is too high, since it rests at about 90-100. Is it normal, if not how can I fix it? I'm not an excerciser type person, I don't have the stamina for it.

Dysautonomia - MVP : May have rapid heartbeats in association with dysautonomia / mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. See doctor to be checked . Read Dr. Richard hoffman's book on MVP on Amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium and fish oil supplements. Low dose beta blockers help control the rate. ...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 can you determine if your blood pressure is high or low when checked and if your heart rate is normal?

How can you determine if your blood pressure is high or low when checked and if  your heart rate is normal?

Need to know normal: Goal for most patients is to have top blood pressure below 140 (under 135 for diabetics) and bottom pressure under 90 (under 85 for diabetics). It is not unusual to have an occasional blood pressure reading be above this. Goal pulse is 60-100, although not unusual to be in 50's. Medication is presribed to treat the general trend of bp's. ...Read more

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If your heart rate goes 120 and up per min can it cause a high fever? Is it weird that I'm still running a high fever and it been a month

If your heart rate goes 120 and up per min can it cause a high fever? Is it weird that I'm still running a high fever and it been a month

Other way around: typically high fever causes fast heart rate. The rule of thumb is 10 beats/min per degree Fahrenheit of fever. A fever lasting more than a month should definitely prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate high all the time?

Why is my heart rate high all the time?

Heart rate: There are many possibilities for why someones heart rate could be high all the time. Without knowing more about you, one can't speculate. Some possibilities are anxiety, anemia,and hyperthyroidism. Poor aerobic conditioning is another common problem. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate consistently high?

Why is my heart rate consistently high?

Several reasons: If you rule out: arrhythmias anemia Hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia/ diabetes De-conditioning Obesity sedentary lifestyle smoking and several others you may be left with "constitutional" or "idiopathic" tachycardia ...Read more

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Is my heart rate normal if it goes quickly from low to high?

Is my heart rate normal if it goes quickly from low to high?

Yes: Responsiveness to physiologic need is a sign of health. Going up quickly is normal assuming you're not going from 80 to 240! but if you go from 80 to 120 (the exact numbers depend on age) and then come back down quickly with rest, you're very healthy! (hr should drop 10% within 1 minute of cool down). ...Read more

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What does it mean if my heart rate goes up real high from 160 170?

What does it mean if my heart rate goes up real high from 160 170?

Not normal: Heart rates of 160-170 is abnormal without exercise. It needs to be evaluated. Please see your doc asap. Or go to er. ...Read more

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My heart rate gets high very quickly when exercising ? What does this mean ?

My heart rate gets high very quickly when exercising ? What does this mean ?

Deconditioned: There are things which can cause the hr to go up such as the thyroid and the heart itself. At your age, and if you have not bee diagnosed with anything it is most likely deconditioned state. Reconditioning may mean to advance activities a little bit slower. Start with rapid walks for several days, then advance to next more rigorous exercise after and do the same stepwise. ...Read more

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Heart rate goes so high in hot shower. about 150-160 bpm. Im 17 and athlete?

Heart rate goes so high in hot shower. about 150-160 bpm. Im 17 and athlete?

Tachycardia: Exposure to heat dilates the blood vessels and lowers the blood pressure enough to cause a rise in the heart rate, but 150-170 would be abnormally rapid. If you are accurate in determining your heart rate and especially if you note marked tachycardia under other circumstances, I recommend that you consult a cardiologist for evaluation and be checked for overactive thyroid as well. ...Read more

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My heart rate is always kinda high. Around 116. Something to be concerned about?

My heart rate is always kinda high. Around 116. Something to be concerned about?

Please see a doctor: High heart rate more than 100 is associated with some underlying medical condition. You can start with checking thyroid panel. I would recommend you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain why is my heart rate is high during a moderate intensity exercise?

Please explain why is my heart rate is high during a moderate intensity exercise?

Increase O2 delivery: When you exercise, your body burns more oxygen, which is carried by the blood. So the heart has to pump more blood. One way to do this is to increase heart rate. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate is high during a moderate intensity exercise? I need some advice.

Why is my heart rate is high during a moderate intensity exercise? I need some advice.

Predicted heart rate: During exercise, the maximum predicted heart rate for your age is calculated by subtracting your age from 220 (220 - age). At 33 years old that would be 220 - 33 = 187 beats per minute. Any heart rate up to 187 beats/minute during exercise would likely be normal. ...Read more

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My son took Albuertol and has a 125 heart rate,what is considered too high of a heart rate?

My son took Albuertol and has a 125 heart rate,what is considered too high of a heart rate?

Expected: heart rate of 125 for a 5 yrs old is bit off range, but expected for a child who just received albuterol, bronchospasm (airway spasm) itself can lead to rapid heart rate, that effect of albuterol is temporary with the inhaled form more prolonged if administered orally, if your child develops higher and persistent heart rate get him checked please, good luck ...Read more

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I'm a 44 active, healthy female. When I workout I get my heart rate up to 171-172. Is this ok, or too high?

I'm a 44 active, healthy female. When I workout I get my heart rate up to 171-172. Is this ok, or too high?

220-age = Max: You are achieving your maximal heart rate which isn't necessarily bad but also not additionally beneficial. You will achieve similar benefit from attaining and maintaining 85% which would be around 150 BPM. Back down your routine just a little. You are 44 not 22. What you lose in age you gain in experience over those younger athletes. ...Read more