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Increased heart rate at moments more than usual. Stress does play a major factor the past month. Should i be worried?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Yes Both Stress;Body

As a cardiologist, i largely concur with dr. Fowler. Arterial ds.
Typically starts in later childhood; while commonly asymptomatic for decades, can become symptomatic at any time .Since our body is an extension of our mind, what is happening in mind always plays a huge role in what the body does, good ; bad. Body ; mind are not separated. Optimize NMR lipoproteins, hba1c to 5.0% ; sbp <120 mmhg.

In brief: Yes Both Stress;Body

As a cardiologist, i largely concur with dr. Fowler. Arterial ds.
Typically starts in later childhood; while commonly asymptomatic for decades, can become symptomatic at any time .Since our body is an extension of our mind, what is happening in mind always plays a huge role in what the body does, good ; bad. Body ; mind are not separated. Optimize NMR lipoproteins, hba1c to 5.0% ; sbp <120 mmhg.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
The human baseline heart rate, without brain control, is typically ~110 BPM. Actual heart rate is always a combination of intrinsic heart self-activation combined with dominant brain (via integrated sympathetic & parasympathetic + endocrine) control. The control feedback is literally hundreds of times per second. When the heart receives conflicting & changing orders, it responds according.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Heart rate can ^ w

If you have significantly elevated heart rate ;/or sx's would have it evaluated. In the meantime, work on that stress. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hrs of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture.

In brief: Heart rate can ^ w

If you have significantly elevated heart rate ;/or sx's would have it evaluated. In the meantime, work on that stress. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hrs of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. When was your physical examination? You need to take good care of you.
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