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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Do palpitation and increased heart rate indicate an underlying pathology?

Query: Hi doctor, My heart rate gets abnormal after different intervals. Yesterday my BP was 80/140. I get palpitation and feel uneasy while I am angry or during a sudden emotional rush. I have been feeling this problem for the past one year. I am taking Telmikind (20 mg), and Nebicard (2.5 mg). And I too...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Sorry to hear about your health issues. Please be positive, and you will be fine. You were experiencing palpitations. These showcases as a rapid heartbeat or a racing heart. Often palpitations are not caused by underlying heart diseases. The r...  Read Full »

Why does my heart rate increase with fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel feverish for the last three days. My BP is 88/111 mmHg and heart rate is 87 to 106. Yesterday, I got fainted after some exercise and brisk walk. I am on Azitromycin, Aviral-H 40, Delip 20 and PCM.  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you are feverish, it is expected to have a higher heart rate. Every grade of temperature raises 10 heartbeats more than normal. Blood pressure can be at higher values too. In this case, your body works at full capacity trying to maintain itself and eliminat...  Read Full »

Are symptoms like chest pain, fast heart beat and shortness of breathe concerning cardiac issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have left chest pain above my breast and pain in my left arm. I also have shortness of breath and fast heartbeat. This does not happen all the time. It comes and goes. I have it for about three years I guess. I am not on medications currently.  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmed Goha


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most common cause for this is costochondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage or anxiety. However other causes need to be excluded. More information about chest pain is needed like character, duration, radiation, what brings it and how do...  Read Full »

I get occasional sharp pain in chest and increased HR while walking. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My history: I am a patient of aortic regurgitation (moderate-severe) with a bicuspid valve. SB III (as per my last checkup). My question is, many times I feel a sudden sharp shooting pain in the middle and slight left of the chest which shortens the breath and gets normal within a few ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly it is a moderate to severe AR (aortic regurgitation) with normal heart function and normal LV dimension. So there is no significant damage to the heart. And also since you do not have symptoms of aortic regurgitation like palpitations or shortness of breath w...  Read Full »

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

Query: I had a doctor prescribe Zpack for me yesterday. I have shortness of breath and chest tightness, I was also wheezing, but when he listened to me breathing he didn’t hear it. I’m really worried about taking this antibiotic because even though I’m not allergic to any medicines that I know of, he...  Read Full »

Dr. Gauri Gadge


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

My heart rate seems elevated even on normal physical work with no shortness of breathe. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two months, I have had a pretty consistent elevated heart rate. Not by a lot but noticeable for me compared to what I was coming from. I cut out alcohol and caffeine and that helped but it always returns. My resting heart rate (I wear an Apple watch) is pretty consistent...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, but I assure you that there is nothing to worry about. It is normal for the human heart rate to fluctuate. For instance, during exercise the heart rate can go as high as 350 bpm in some people it does not mean there is a problem. It is nor...  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

General Practitioner, Family Physician

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 »

Is it dangerous to have high heart rate while doing moderate exercise?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it bad if my heart rate jumps up to very high bpm very quickly during even moderate exercises? I am a 26-year-old male. My height is 5' 11" and weighs about 190 lbs who has always been in good shape. I lift every day and usually during the summers, I run about two miles a day at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu


Answer: Hi, Welcome to The problem you are having is called palpitations. Your baseline heart rate is 58 beats/minute and your maximum heart rate is around 200 beats per minute that is almost three times the baseline heart rate. Heart rate as high as 200 beats per minute can even lead to sud...  Read Full »

Can GERD cause increased heart rate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been waking up from a racing heart accompanied by belching at night sometimes two or 3 times a night. At times the HR has been in the 140s after I get up and belch a few times my heart rate returns to normal. I have had my heart completely checked out along with a 30 day mon...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to GERD in itself cannot cause increase in heart rate. However, anxiety associated with GERD can cause increase in heart rate. So in my opinion, you should see, if you have anxiety, there are no issues related to heart. But if you have any anxiety, you would need treatmen...  Read Full »

Will increase in heart rate likely to cause arrhythmia or tachycardia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. I have no symptoms and I am not taking any current medication. Three years ago I once went to the hospital because I felt my heart was beating really fast, and they did some EKG scans and a blood test on me saying that everything is normal. They also gave me t...  Read Full »

Dr. Anoop Mathew


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Palpitations or the feeling of fast heart beat is an extremely common symptom. I understand your GP has done the usual tests and has reassured you. I would need a bit more history. Have you fainted anytime? Have you got your thyroid functions checked? Do you have his...  Read Full »

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