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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Why is my heart rate always more than 110 bpm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old, and I am experiencing increased heart rate and flutters for one year. For the past week, there is a frequent episode of increased heart rate. My heart rate rises more than 110 bpm. I had bilateral pulmonary embolism five years ago, and I am currently taking tablet Xa...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing good. I advice you to do the following; 1) Holter monitoring, to know about your arrythmias. 2) A routine ECG (electrocardiogram) to know whether your arrythmias is controlled or uncontrolled. 3) Echocardiogra...  Read Full »

Do all my symptoms occur due to alcohol neuropathy or back injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 years old, who weighs 160 lbs and 5.10 feet tall. I drink alcohol on and off since I was 18 years old. Once I got back from deployment, I drank pretty hard with friends. I would say 3 to 8 beers every other night and then 12 to 16 on weekends. I quit drinking cold turkey a mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After quitting alcohol, many patients get alcohol withdrawal symptoms, but that usually develops within a week of quitting alcohol. Chest tightness and racing heart can be because of some cardiac problem like rhythm disturbance or ischemic heart disease, or it can a...  Read Full »

Are my increased heart rate and blood pooling in the lower limb because of dysautonomia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suspected of having mild dysautonomia after my COVID infection. I have increased heart rate and blood pooling in the lower limb on standing. I am taking tablet Escitalopram currently. A recent blood test showed an MCV of 101.8 fL and a red cell count of 4.41 million/mm³. Shou...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion for your asked question. The only significant finding in the attached report is a high B12 due to vitamin B supplement intake (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is a water-soluble vitamin, and it will be excrete...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy with a racing heart rate at 12 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 24 years old. It is my very first pregnancy, and I am about 12 weeks pregnant. I have been experiencing extreme dizzy spells, rapid heart rate, and the chills. I will be completely fine, and suddenly, I feel dizzy with racing heart rate. My face gets cold, and I will take slow breath...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start on a reassuring note that you and your baby are fine. For the initial 12 weeks of pregnancy, there is no placenta (the connection between mother and baby). The embryo is just lying deep within the layers of the uterus. At 12 weeks, the first trophob...  Read Full »

Is my increased heart rate related to the COVID vaccine I took recently?

Query: Hi doctor, I had the Covishield vaccine on the twenty-fourth of the last month. There was a high fever, muscle pain, and weakness within 24 hours of taking the vaccine. That was cured after taking paracetamol. I am having the problem of my heart beating faster since then. I find this heart probl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All these symptoms like weakness, joints pain, weakness, and high heart rate may occur post-vaccination due to inflammatory response by the body to vaccine products. These are not serious symptoms. These usually persist for two to three weeks, sometimes even longer. ...  Read Full »

What is the cause for having an increased heart rate during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 34 weeks pregnant. She has known tachycardia and had an unsuccessful ablation at 11 years old. Around six weeks ago, using pulse oximeter I have at home, I noticed her resting heart rate had dramatically increased. It went from an average of around 100 to around 130 and 140, so...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tachycardia, which she had, was mostly probably PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or other SVT (supraventricular tachycardia), which are usually episodic in nature. So, the reading which you had of 123 was probably not due to her old heart problem PSVT, but ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sudden severe headaches, chest pain, and dizziness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I am suffering from sudden, severe headaches, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, difficulty in balance and blurring of vision often. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two possibilities. One is anxiety episodes, and the other one is cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. Do you have any palpitations ...  Read Full »

Are increased heart rate and anxiety side effects of Z-pack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female who is a smoker. My doctor prescribed Z-pack for me yesterday. I have shortness of breath and chest tightness, I also had wheezing, but he did not hear it when he listened to my breathing. I am really worried about taking this antibiotic because even though I...  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Gadge

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are worried about the side effect of the prescribed drug. In my opinion, Azithromycin is one of the safe drugs, so do take medicine without any doubt. Secondly, I would like to know your history in detail. And last but not least, in my opinion,...  Read Full »

I have attached my ECG report. Does it indicate any serious problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anxiety. I am a 30 year old male. Kindly review my ECG reports and suggest whether they are normal or not.  Read Full »


Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG is an old one and having some changes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is increased rate in leads 2, 3, AVF, V5, V6, ST segment sagging and T inversions. You should get a fresh ECG and a repeat echo and stress test. If these stay within no...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my shortness of breath, fast heart rate, and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor,I have shortness of breath with a fast heart rate, weakness, or fatigue. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from shortness of breath, fast heart rate, weakness, or fatigue. According to the CXR (chest x-ray) film that is provided here (attachment removed to protect patient identity),...  Read Full »

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