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.

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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...

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...

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...

I think I am getting a cold. I have only been picking up my house a little bit. Why is my heart rate so high after such little activity? Cuz im sick?

Don't know how. high your heart rate is. This lists pregnancy as a condition - is that accurate? If so, pregnancy combined with a viral infection and exertion might be an issue. Are you properly hydrated? Let your obstetrician know if you are concerned. Take care. Read more...