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.

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Why do I keep getting altitude sickness @ high altitudes. I'm in good physical shape and have a heart rate of an athlete.?

Fitness is unrelated. Unfortunately, altitude sickness effects people quite variably, with some people highly susceptible. Vulnerability to altitude sickness is not affected by level of physical conditioning. Medications can be very helpful, including Nifedipine and dexamethasone, but these have to be chosen carefully depending on any other health issues that you may have. Gradual ascent is the only certain prevention. Read more...

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...
Anxiety. Avoid caffeine, avoid sugary foods and sodas, avoid alcohol, continue to deep breathe and think positive thoights. Listen to soothing music. . Read more...

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?

Not worrisome. Slow breathing normally is not a symptom that anyone notices. I worry that your anxiety is causing excessive illness concern + making you pay too much attention to normal body functions. Please tell your therapist if you are precoccupied. Can't tell whether your heart rate is "really fast" unless you give us a number, but adrenaline from anxiety can make heart race to 100, even 110. Read more...
Anxiety. It sounds like your anxiety problem is involved. You should consult your anxiety therapy folks so they can help. Read more...
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...

Why causes irregular breathing, drowsiness, and fast heart rate?

See doctor. for a thorough examination and history. There is no way to diagnose the vague symptoms over the internet, Read more...