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resting heart rate has increased drastically in weeks

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My resting heart rate has increased drastically over the past couple weeks. My resting heart rate used to be about 60 more or less, now it is in the 90s. Since a resting heart rate of 90 is not considered "abnormal", I feel it is being overlooked despite my attempts to discuss with the doctor. I am very concerned.


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replied May 16th, 2017
Heart Disease and Heart Attack Answer A61179
Hello,
Welcome to the forum.

You have not mentioned your age but a normal adult's pulse can be anywhere from 60 to 100 beats per minute when taken at rest. Increased heart rate is called tachycardia.

Stress and anxiety can increase the heart rate. Even nervousness, panic attack and exercise can increase the heart rate. It can also increase after a heavy meal. Anemia is another cause of increased heart rate especially among females when there is a decrease the hemoglobin levels.

Other medical cause of increased heart rate are paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, heart disorders and hyperthyroidism. If the tachycardia persists then get an evaluation done from a physician. Get your hemoglobin levels and thyroid hormone levels investigated.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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