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I am a 90 yr old retired dentist with heart disease. I am having trouble with dizzines even though the dosage was cut to 25mg. If I stop taking it, my fibrillation and heart rate increase a lot.

I am a 90 yr old retired dentist with heart disease.  I am having trouble with dizzines even though the dosage was cut to 25mg. If I stop taking it, my fibrillation and heart rate increase a lot.

What are we: "talking about", Sir..if it is LOPRESSOR (metoprolol tartrate) ask your Cardiologist to suggest another beta-blocker!! There are quite a few with VARYING side effects and I bet there is one for you! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Can drinking water after exercise make your heart rate increase?

Can drinking water after exercise make your heart rate increase?

No: No....Dehydration following exercise causes increased heart rates....Hydration should lower, not raise heart rates. However heart rate recovery ...How quickly heart rate returns to baseline is a measure of cardiovascular fitness. ...Read more

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What makes heart rate increase during exercise besides epinephrine?

What makes heart rate increase during exercise besides epinephrine?

Many factors: humidity, altitude, oxygen tension, thermal are just a few examples. Dehydration as well as increasing the core body temp are very influential on raising your heart rate. How good your fitness level is also important. ...Read more

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Managed high BP. healthy diet. Exercise regularly - HIIT. Prediabetic. Cholesterol borderline.Why heart rate increase rapidly after a short day nap?

Managed high BP. healthy diet. Exercise regularly - HIIT. Prediabetic. Cholesterol borderline.Why heart rate increase rapidly after a short day nap?

Heart rate is: regulated under autonomic control and function. Aging, glucose intolerance, medications, physical condition and hydration can all have effects on the autonomic system resulting in variability to the heart rate response to various activities. Sleeping can additionally affect the autonomic responses. I suspect this is normal physiology for you and represents your body's response to these factors. ...Read more

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Why does your heart rate increase when you sneeze?

Why does your heart rate increase when you sneeze?

It may not: There can be a small temporary decrease or increase in your heart rate immediately before or after a sneeze. This is not from the sneeze itself, but it is related to the deep breath taken before the sneeze or the sudden blowing out of air during the sneeze. These large changes in filling of one's lungs can change the pressure inside the chest, and briefly affect the heart rate. ...Read more

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When you increase your level of activity, does your heart rate increase or decrease?

When you increase your level of activity, does your heart rate increase or decrease?

Increases: If it doesn't increase, you need to see a doctor! (the condition is called "chronotropic incompetence"). ...Read more

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Why does your heart rate increase when you have a cold or the flu?

Why does your heart rate increase when you have a cold or the flu?

Many reasons: Heart rate increases with fever. It increases with pain (which usually accompanies flu). It increases with dehydration, which happens more quickly than normal if you have a fever and aren't drinking well enough. It increases with combinations of all of the above. Rarely, it happens because the virus that is making you sick effects your heart directly. ...Read more

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Does your heart rate increase as the day goes by like example my resting heart rate way 60 this morning now after breakfast it's 80. Is this normal?

Does your heart rate increase as the day goes by like example my resting heart rate way 60 this morning now after breakfast it's 80. Is this normal?

It's not the time: It's not that time has progressed, it's that you ate and you're digesting your food, a signal to your heart to enrich the blood supply to your digestive tract. Your heart responds to your needs. ...Read more

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Why does your heart rate increase when you sneeze or cough or breath deep in and out?

Valsalva Manuver: When you do the mentioned activities, you trigger what is called valsalva reflex that make your heart rate go up. ...Read more

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How much should your heart rate increase from sitting to standing at 21 year old male?

Less than 10: Change in position triggers the carotid baroreceptors to gently change hr in order to stabilize BP from effects of gravity. Normal bp/hr fluctuations should be less than 10 points unless dehydrated, over medicated, or suffering from neurally mediated dysfunction (abnormal reflex arc between the baroreceptors, the brainstem, and the heart). ...Read more

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Can a sneeze make your heart rate increase?

Not significantly: There can be a small temporary decrease or increase in your heart rate immediately before or after a sneeze. This is not from the sneeze itself, but it is related to the deep breath taken before the sneeze or the sudden blowing out of air during the sneeze. These large changes in filling of one's lungs can change the pressure inside the chest, and briefly affect the heart rate. ...Read more

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Is the rate at which you burn calories dependent on how fast your heart beats, will medication that makes your heart rate increase burn more calories?

Is the rate at which you burn calories dependent on how fast your heart beats, will medication that makes your heart rate increase burn more calories?

Not dependent on hr: not a bit no. For that matter diet pills that induce significant weight loss do not significantly raise metabolism. ( I try for 1000 calories out per day; studies showing m a y b e a tenth of that with drug induced metabolic effects are what I mean by NOT significant). but changing thoughts/ behaviors help. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ ...Read more

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Why does my heart rate increase when i listen to music? Is this normal?

Why does my heart rate increase when i listen to music? Is this normal?

It may be: The heart rate is affected by emotional factors and music can have powerful emotional effects.Music with a fast, "jumpy" beat can be especially so. ...Read more

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How come my heart rate increase so much when I try weed?

How come my heart rate increase so much when I try weed?

Side effect: That is called tachycardia and is a side effect. It may not be good for you. ...Read more

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Why does my heart rate increase when i'm in a hot shower?

Why does my heart rate increase when i'm in a hot shower?

Vasodilitation : Hearts job is to keep brain alive any drop i pressure from blood shunting to other parts will be adjusted forcby increasing heart 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