Originally Posted by paxy
i heard that those with high heart rate are more prone to heart problems. if i have high heart rate but normal blood pressure (abit on e low side), should i not worry then?
ok i m freaking out... i take my heart rate very often now. i see 98, 91,87, 83 etc.
Ok, first I must say, you seem to be very anxious about this problem and if its becomming a regular thing see your gp. Becomming obsessed about your heart rate could also be a part of deression.
I do the same thing if my heart rate goes up for no real reason at all i become anxious and obsessed about it checking it every hour or so or even if I just feel my heart pounce at a large beat. ( the ones wich all of a sudden feel like they want to jump out your chest. They can happens in ones, or lots. This is called heart palpitations, and yes they are terrifying for anyone who doesnt understand them.)
With the obsessed counting of heart beats it could be a sign of depression.
Ask your self these questions. Am I stressed about somthing thats going on in my life right now? (other than your rapid heart rate) Are you getting enough sleep? you need your sleep.
Diet. What kind of foods you could be eating which could be affecting your thinking?
A diary always helps. if all of a sudden you feel your heart rate go up. ask yourself, how you are feeling. could there be something that has triggered you to feeling a little anxious.
If you feel that there is nothing that could be causing this then ask to have a ecg done it only takes a few minutes at the hospital, An ecg is where they hook you up to a machine with little wires and you have sticky pads put all over your body so they can measure certain aspects of your heart etc. chest xrays are a good one too to clear out any obstructions.
I have met a person in hospital who suffered from the same kind of thing but later found she had to go on special medication to stop her blood from going around in circles in her heart. there was blood that just wasnt making its way around the body, it was only travelling a short distance around the heart. Almost like she had a private little merry go round for her blood in her heart. They later opperated on her and she is now fine.
If it truely does worry you have an assessment by your gp and if they say nothing is wrong then its always handy to have a 2nd, 3rd oppinion. depending on which of the part of world you live in and how your health system works just go to the emergency section of your hospital if your heart rate is high and you have accompanying chest pain and short breaths, it could just be a panic attack or perhaps someting more serious but I have always been told. even if its just a panic attack at the end of they day, its always a good thing to be around medical help if it turns out to be anything different.