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Why does the pulse rate increase during an asthma attack?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple factors

The natural response to stress of any kind is the release of the bodies stress chemicals, which include adrenalin, that speeds the heart to posh blood flow.
Oxygen hunger can drive the stress response and an automatic increase in breathing rate to get more oxygen.

In brief: Multiple factors

The natural response to stress of any kind is the release of the bodies stress chemicals, which include adrenalin, that speeds the heart to posh blood flow.
Oxygen hunger can drive the stress response and an automatic increase in breathing rate to get more oxygen.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lack of oxygen

Necessitates increased heart rate to deliver whatever oxygen is in the system.

In brief: Lack of oxygen

Necessitates increased heart rate to deliver whatever oxygen is in the system.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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