Q. Is there any relation between bowel movement and heart rate?

Answered by
Dr. Sumit Srivastava
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 25, 2016 and last reviewed on: Sep 14, 2019

Hi doctor,

My heart rate goes up to 150 prior to bowel movements. This happens especially when I have an upset stomach. Please explain.

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hi,

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  • Heart rate generally has no relation to bowel movements, but it may increase due to anxiety.
  • Upset stomach can cause stress in body, leading to a rapid heartbeat.
  • The maximum limit to which heart rate can increase is 220 for your age. If resting heart rate is below 100 per minute, then you need not worry.

For further doubts consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


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