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Why does my heart rate speed up a lot when i just walk up the stairs?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology

In brief: Normal response

Oxygen requirements increase when walking up stairs, and there are physiological changes that take place to meet that demand, including increased heart rate, increased breathing rate.
The increase is dependent upon your physical shape: obese, nonexercising couch potato will experience increased demands.

In brief: Normal response

Oxygen requirements increase when walking up stairs, and there are physiological changes that take place to meet that demand, including increased heart rate, increased breathing rate.
The increase is dependent upon your physical shape: obese, nonexercising couch potato will experience increased demands.
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