why does my heart rate go up and down
Hi Ross, you are pretty much like me, I m 23 and just last week I picked my daughter up and my heart rate shot up obviously I panicked and called an ambulance my heart rate was 140bpm so yours being 205 must have frightened you. I have the same fear about my heart and the doctors just say it s anxiety all the time. If you are still concerned and it s causing you more worry than good go back to doctor and ask to be referred to a cardiologist they will run some more tests and hopefully give you peace of mind that it is just anxiety. I m going through a cardiologist right now as I can t believe It s anxiety but if they tell me it is after tests then I will have to believe that and get myself the help I need! We can t live in fear everyday it s not fair if you feel more tests would ease your mind go for it then you can love how you want to!! If you ever want to talk feel free to message me I don t mind at all. Take care and relax you will be ok
What should you know about your heart rate? Even if you re not an athlete, knowledge about your heart rate can help you monitor your fitness level and it might even help you spot developing health problems.
Your heart rate, or pulse, is the number of times your heart beats per minute. Normal heart rate varies from person to person. Knowing yours can be an important heart-health gauge. As you age, changes in the rate and regularity of your pulse can change and may signify a or other condition that needs to be addressed. Where is it and what is a normal heart rate? To get the most accurate reading, put your finger over your pulse and count the number of beats in 60 seconds. Your resting heart rate is the heart pumping the lowest amount of blood you need because you re not exercising. If you re sitting or lying and you re calm, relaxed and aren t ill, your heart rate is normally between 60 (beats per minute) and 100 (beats per minute). But a heart rate lower than 60 doesn t necessarily signal a medical problem. It could be the result of taking a drug such as a.
A lower heart rate is also common for people who get a lot of physical activity or are very athletic. Active people often have lower heart rates because their heart muscle is in better condition and doesn t need to work as hard to maintain a steady beat. Moderate physical activity doesn t usually change the resting pulse much. If you re very fit, it could change to 40. A less active person might have a heart rate between 60 and 100. That s because the heart muscle has to work harder to maintain bodily functions, making it higher. Air temperature: When temperatures (and the humidity) soar, the heart pumps a little more blood, so your pulse rate may increase, but usually no more than five to 10 beats a minute. Body position: Resting, sitting or standing, your pulse is usually the same. Sometimes as you stand for the first 15 to 20 seconds, your pulse may go up a little bit, but after a couple of minutes it should settle down. Emotions: If you re stressed, anxious or extraordinarily happy or sad your emotions can raise your pulse.
Body size: Body size usually doesn t change pulse. If you re very obese, you might see a higher resting pulse than normal, but usually not more than 100. Medication use: Meds that block your adrenaline (beta blockers) tend to slow your pulse, while too much thyroid medication or too high of a dosage will raise it. If you re on a beta blocker to decrease your heart rate (and ) or to control an abnormal rhythm ( ), your doctor may ask you to monitor and log your heart rate. Keeping tabs on your heart rate can help your doctor determine whether to change the dosage or switch to a different medication. If your pulse is very low or if you have frequent episodes of unexplained fast heart rates, especially if they cause you to feel weak or dizzy or faint, tell your doctor, who can decide if it s an emergency. Your pulse is one tool to help get a picture of your health. (abnormal heart rhythms) This content was last reviewed July 2015.
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