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 have sudden episodes of increased heart rate. Is it related to anxiety or heart problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female who recently has been having episodes of very fast heart rate; this has been happening on and off for the past weeks. It comes on very suddenly when it happens, and my heart rate goes up to 165 bpm; it is very frightening. I have been to my doctor twice, but h...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi,Welcome to onset of fast heart rate and sudden normalization can occur in a few conditions. I am giving you some details:1) SVT - This is one of the most common causes. The pulse rate is regular and fast, at around 160-200. Usually, there is no other symptom apart from palpitat...  Read Full »

Why is my resting heart rate above 100?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. My resting heart rate is above 100. What is the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have worked through your query and understand your health issues. I assure you not worry as you have consulted the appropriate expert physician who will take care of all of your medical concerns. The reasons for tachycardia are as follows. Thyroid disease. Poor bl...  Read Full »

I am having allergy with noise sensitivity. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years of age. I have been suffering from a kind of allergy for almost 4 years. My mother has been suffering from same kind of allergy but her case is not worse than mine. I feel runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose and eyes, mild rashes after having a shower and breathing difficulty ...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Sajid Shaikh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and there are two components so I will deal them separately. First, the increased heart rate in stressful conditions: that is anxiety and not uncommon. You can try breathing exercises but if not controlled/or aggravates to full panic attack, you w...  Read Full »

I have increased heart rate and palpitations. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, While taking blood pressure reading, the doctor advised ECG (echocardiography) due to faster heart beats. I also experience palpitations frequently. My blood pressure is 120/90 mm of Hg. The physician suggested me to meet a cardiologist based on the attached ECG. My current medication...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your reports of ECG (echocardiography) and heart rate are normal. An ECG done during an episode of fast heart rate will tell about cardiac rhythm issue.  Read Full »

I am suffering from severe health anxiety and panic disorder.please help me to stay calm.

Query: Hello doctor, I hope you can help me with my anxiety. I am a 35-year-old female who has severe health anxiety and panic disorder with agoraphobia. I have been doing good until this past month. Then, I got sick and had a fever. My heart rate was high during the time of fever. I became extremely an...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your medical history. Considering your clinical symptoms and performed medical test I would explain as follows: Your heart rate increase recently is defined by your condition of high body temperature and systemic inflammation respons...  Read Full »

I have irregular heartbeat after taking higher dose of stimulant. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I took my usual stimulant this morning, but at a higher dose (Vyvanse 50 mg, rather than the usual 30 mg). In addition to the usual coffee, I have tried for the first time a dietary supplement with caffeine (200 mg), Niacin (10 mg, 50% daily value), and vitamin B12 (1000 mcg, 16,667% dai...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can understand your health concerns. I want to assure you that everything will be fine if proper care and treatment are opted in for. I have seen the heart beat monitored through your smartphone (attachment removed to pro...  Read Full »

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 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 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 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 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 »

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