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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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What position would have a higher heart rate and breathing rate and why?

What position would have a higher heart rate and breathing rate and why?

Standing erect: When you lie or sit, your body doesn't have to fight gravity to get blood to your head. When you stand up, it does, and heart rate rises and leg blood vessels tighten to maintain blood flow to your brain. Breathing is less affected. If you have heart failure, breathing and heart rate may rise upon lying down since more blood returns to the heart than it can handle and it backs up into the lungs. ...Read more

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Why does increase in heart rate and breathing rate accompany exercise?

Why does increase in heart rate and breathing rate accompany exercise?

Exercise: With increasing body work load and oxygen metabolic demands increasing, the heart rate will increase to increase the cardiac output and breathing rate will increase to make more oxygen available. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercise routines that can test the heart rate and breathing rate?

Could you tell me what are good exercise routines that can test the heart rate and breathing rate?

Aerobic exercise: Using maximal heart rate and target heart rate zones. Improve endurance and cardiac capacity by reaching 90% of mhr and staying for 2mins then resting and staying at 70% for4 mins. Increase sprinting time slowly. Stay exercising without stoping while resting after sprinting. ...Read more

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Is the breathing rate or heart rate faster when people live at high altitudes?

Is the breathing rate or heart rate faster when people live at high altitudes?

Both: At high altitudes, particularly when you first arrive there, it is normal for heart rate and breathing rate to increase. Usually, once acclimated, the heart and respiratory rate should return to normal. ...Read more

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Can the breathing rate increase as the heart rate increases?

Can the breathing rate increase as the heart rate increases?

In most: Physiological situations as the heart rate increase the the o2 consumption and the co2 production increase increasing minute ventilation and respiratory rate. ...Read more

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Heart rate increase, breathing rate increase, dizzy, tremor, normal thyroid hormone? Happen during excitement or anxiety. Why?

Heart rate increase, breathing rate increase, dizzy, tremor, normal thyroid hormone? Happen during excitement or anxiety. Why?

Many possibilities: Could you be pregnant? If not,
Have you had a rapid growth spurt?
Sometimes during periods of rapid growth the autonomic nervous system has trouble regulating and you may need to have more salt and water in your diet. Check for a 30 beat or more difference in hr from lying down to standing.
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What is the relationship between heart rate and anxiety?

Heart rate goes up: Typically the heart rate goes up in response to uncontrolled anxiety. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between having a fast metabolism and heart rate?

Is there a relationship between having a fast metabolism and heart rate?

Sometimes, yes: If you have excess thyroid hormone, fast heart rhythm is common. Moreover, thyroid excess is an important cause of atrial fibrillation which, is most people, tends to cause a heart rate in the range of 140-180 until it's modified by medication. Other than thyroid xs, metabolism is hard to measure. How do you know yours is elevated? ...Read more

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What's the relationship between having a fast metabolism and a fast heart rate?

What's the relationship between having a fast metabolism and a fast heart rate?

Fast metabolism?: By fast metabolism, if you mean that it's actually been measured and is abnormal such as with a suppressed thyroid stimulating hormone level, then yes - it causes fast heart rate (sinus tach), atrial fibrillation and psvt (abnormal very fast rhythms). But many people just feel that they are fast metabolizers and there is no direct correlation with heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Slow breathing, but fast heart rate, what I the cause?

Many conditions: There are many conditions associated with rapid heart rate and slow or irregular breathing, such as panic attack, drug overdose, narcotic abuse, supraventricular tachycardia, acute stress reaction, thyroid storm, acute kidney failure etc. ...Read more

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Is breathing or heart rate faster for people living at high altitudes?

Not necessarily: Usually one's breathing and heart rate will be increased initially when moving to a higher altitude. But if one stays more than a few days it should start to decrease and go down as one gets used to being at a higher altitude. ...Read more

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How to controll a fast heart rate caused by anxiety? Breathing exercises don't work.

How to controll a fast heart rate caused by anxiety? Breathing exercises don't work.

Beta blocker: Assuming medical problems like thyroid and heart disorders have been ruled out, a beta blocker like propranolol is effective at reducing extra heartbeats often seen in anxiety. But properly treating the anxiety is the most important thing to focus on. ...Read more

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Heart rate and strenght of the beats changes dramatically according to my breathing. Is this normal? (16 yo and not very sporty but also not unhealty)

Heart rate and strenght of the beats changes dramatically according to my breathing. Is this normal? (16 yo and not very sporty but also not unhealty)

See cardiologist: Change in heart rate and strength of beat with respiration is normal, but dramatic change and chest tightness are of concern. Let cardiologist examine you and may suggest if you have any problem or not, ...Read more

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Does everyone's heart rate change when breathing?

Does everyone's heart rate change when breathing?

No: Though most people have at least a very mild fluctuation in heart rate with the respiratory cycle. This is called sinus arrythmia or sinus dysrhythmia--a normal finding. In some people, this can be quite pronounced and seem abnormal, but is perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Why do I always think about how I'm breathing, and heart rate rise?

This could be: anxiety, a lung problem, or both. If persists, go see your doc on a day that it's bothering u. ...Read more

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My son is breathing hard and his heart rate is 145-150 he is 2 years old is this normal?

My son is breathing hard and his heart rate is 145-150 he is 2 years old is this normal?

See a doc: This is not the place to evaluate a child with difficulty breathing. Please have this child evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Cause of my anxiety I am constantly checking my breathing and heart rate, how can I stop this pattern?

Cause of my anxiety I am constantly checking my breathing and heart rate, how can I stop this pattern?

Constant checking: Of breath, heart, or anything else is a symptom, not the cause. After your doc has ruled out medical conditions please see a mental health professional. You MAY have an anxiety disorder focusing on health or some OCD. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Carson is almost 2 years old and is breathing hard and his heart rate is 145-150. Is this normal? What should I do?

Carson is almost 2 years old and is breathing hard and his heart rate is 145-150. Is this normal? What should I do?

Go to a doctor ASAP: If he has a fever this may be normal response. However, with the limited information given I would advise seeking medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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10 month old's been really sick. Her temperature's been at 102 since this friday and her breathing is faster than usual and so is her heart rate. I've been wanting to take her to the emergency but I am still hoping it'll just get better. Could this sickne

10 month old's been really sick. Her temperature's been at 102 since this friday and her breathing is faster than usual and so is her heart rate. I've been wanting to take her to the emergency but I am still hoping it'll just get better. Could this sickne

Get her checked out: For your piece of mind-it would be worth while to have your 10 month old checked if she is not responding to your "comfort" care. Fever in itself is not the danger, rather, the issue of what other symptoms are present and how long and severe it is becoming. ...Read more

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I have trouble breathing and my heart rate rises just watching tv sometimes up to 140 beats?

Get checked.: This may represent a heart rhythm problem or somoething as simple as anxiety. When this happens, check your pulse to see if it's really fast or just "palpitations". I would suggest having a pcp check it out to get a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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Why is my breathing really slow, almost to the point where I feel like I am skipping breaths, and my heart rate really fast when I take my pulse?

Why: It's impossible to know why without you telling more about your condition as to what circumstances those occur, how long they stay, what makes them worse and what causes them to go away, etc. ...Read more

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How many times a day is deep breathing exercise rec./day? What if you have work and school? I still need to keep my heart rate down. Advice please?

How many times a day is deep breathing exercise rec./day? What if you have work and school? I still need to keep my heart rate down. Advice please?

NoResearch, Answers: Deep breathing recommended by some, but the actual issue is relaxation, breathing, yoga, day dreaming (also called self-hypnosis), etc. Whatever works for you. People promote simplistic stuff which may, sort-of, help some (looking for mass market) yet rarely optimal for anybody. The bigger issue: reactions to life driving anger, frustration, fear, both external & especially internal (subconscious). ...Read more

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When I first wake in the morning, I'm breathing fast and have fast heart rate. What does this mean? Bad dream?

Possible adrenaline: There is a circadian rhythm in your adrenaline output. Adrenaline rises in the morning and helps us get our day started. It is possible that you are recognizing this adrenaline release or that it is provoking some anxiety causing hyperventilation. Keep a diary and see your physician if your heart rate is consistently over 100 BPM are respiration above 20 per minute. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more