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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

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