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Increased Heart Rate

Increased heart rate at rest is called tachycardia. There are a lot of conditions that can increase the heart rate. Some of the common causes include electrolyte imbalance, alcoholism, congenital heart problems, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, some medicines, smoking, and lung problem.

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I am a 21-year-old, and my palpitations do not improve with Alprazolam. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I m a 21-year-old, and I have increased heartbeat since four years. I feel anxious all day and now I am having a blood pressure of 160/90 mm Hg. I had a checkup last year for the same reason for which my ECG (electrocardiogram) and thyroid were normal and the doctor suggested me tablet...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Some of the common causes of palpitation at a young age can be due to strong emotional responses, such as stress or anxiety. Extra-cardiac stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system (inappropriate stimulation of the parasympathetic nervo...  Read Full »

I have heart palpitations, increased heart rate, lower jaw shivering, and headache every morning when I wakeup. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Four months back, I suddenly had heart palpitations. I did an X-ray, ultrasound, and Holter monitor for my heart. The results of all these tests were normal. Now, every day when I wake up I have heart palpitation. My face and neck skin becomes too hot. My blood pressure is normal but m...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. By your history and description, the possibility of anxiety-related symptoms is more likely. I would suggest you take Propranolol and Flunarizine combination once a day at night before going to sleep. Consult your sp...  Read Full »

I take excess thyroid pills. Is it a serious issue?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister ate a bottle full of thyroid pills. She feels so weak and nervous every day. And she gets angry and her body temperature is always too warm and I searched the effect of too much of thyroid pills. Her age is 18 what should we do now?  Read Full »

Dr. A. Pradeepkumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please visit the emergency department of any hospital and get a stomach wash done. The symptoms she is exhibiting is that of hyperthyroidism for which treatment is needed. It will increase heart rate, cause diarrhea, tremors of hand, anxiety, and agitation. Do not waste...  Read Full »

I suffer from high heart rate and sleep issues. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male facing a problem related to ejaculation after masturbation. I cannot sleep; my heart rate becomes fast, and I always feel anxious. It takes up to four hours to go away before I can sleep. It all started when I began taking Telfast (Fexofenadine hydrochloride) s...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I can understand your concern. Regarding your symptoms, I believe your chronic masturbation is affecting your heart rate. When you masturbate every time, it gradually decreases the blood volume, leading to anemia, which is why you are feeling tho...  Read Full »

Kindly review my ECG reports from the last year and check for any anomalies or signs of low voltage problem.

Query: Hello, In the last 12 months, I have undergone several ECGs at rest, and there seems to be some discrepancy among cardiologists regarding the interpretation. Do you notice any anomalies? Could a diagnosis of low voltage be possible? My ECHO, stress ECG, and Holter 24 hours results have all been norm...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Actually, I have reviewed your report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) do not see any anomalies in your ECG (electrocardiogram), but there is a slightly increased heart rate, which could be attribut...  Read Full »

Why does my stress test show abnormality?

Query: Hi doctor,Shortness of breath and rapidly reaching maximum heart rate has been my concern for many years. I turned 50 this year. It is impacting my ability yo exercise, so thought it was time to investigate. I just had a cardiac catheterization test. No blockages were discovered. However, they were ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi,Welcome to, you need to be started on medicines called as diuretics like Torsemide 10 mg once a day in the morning and also Amlodipine should be replaced with Beta blockers like Metoprolol XR 25 mg once a day. Both drugs will help you in relief of symptoms and also other benefit...  Read Full »

What causes joint pain and increased heartbeat after food?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. Today when I woke up, I felt pain in all joints all over my body. In the evening, about 30 minutes after my dinner, my heart was beating really fast and I counted it was about 104 bpm. Could you please assist me to know what my problem is?  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to ask you a few things. What did you had in supper? Apart from the body ache are you suffering from some other symptoms like loose stools, vomiting, or nausea? Some time due to vagal irritation of acid in the stomach leads to reflux tachycardia and nothing t...  Read Full »

Can I take extra Metoprolol to control my increased heart rate?

Query: Hello doctor,I am on Metoprolol for CHF. I have got a usual heart rate of 60 to 65 BPM, but tonight my HR is at 90 to 95 BPM. May I take extra Metoprolol to control my HR.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to At first, sit for 5 to 10 minutes comfortably, calm yourself, and recheck your pulse rate. It is not immediately life-threatening to have a heart rate in the range of 90 to 95 bpm with no symptoms. However, if you take an extra dose of Metoprolol, BP may go down as w...  Read Full »

Fast heartbeat and stuffiness during and after exam. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have been under stress because of exams. During the exams period, my heartbeats were faster and my heart felt stuffed. I consulted a doctor, and he told me it was just anxiety because of my exams and asked me to take Magnesium pills twice a day. I passed the e...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The likelihood of heart illness is very less because the age and symptom profile is not suggestive of heart disease. It appears to be acidity and reflux disease. Do you have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burpin...  Read Full »

Why do I have irregular heart rhythms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 68 years old with a weight of 167 pounds and a height of 5 feet 9 inches. I had a bypass surgery seven years ago. I used to walk 45 minutes daily. I feel completely fit and fine. A week ago, I felt that my heart rhythm was irregular. After going through a Holter test, I found that...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the first page of the Holter report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have supraventricular tachycardia episodes likely atrial fibrillation or flutter. You have sinus pauses and sinus arrest suggesting sinus node dysfun...  Read Full »

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