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What can this mean? Heart rate at home when monitored seems

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What can this mean ? Heart rate at home when monitored seems to be between 80-90. However at hospital or gp practices it's high always over 100? Female aged 67
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 4 months ago.

Dear customer,

Could be due to anxiety. Does she suffer from any medical condition or take any daily medications?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
We'll age takes bp tablets and asprin . At home via the bp machine urs around 80 but everytime at dr or hosp it seems to shoot up . I'm just wondering if anxiety can make it go so high
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 4 months ago.

Dear customer,

Anxiety activates the sympathetic nervous system which leads to release of hormones that will lead to increase in the pulse rate which can be high. Having an increased heart rate is a common symptom when anxious. Therefore maintain a log book of blood pressure and pulse rate whenever you measure them and show the log book to her doctor so that her doctor is aware that the increased reading in the hospital is due to anxiety.

Take care.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I see so best to Have a log to see full
Picture . Is it only a concern if high all
The time?
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 4 months ago.

Yes if it is raised even in normal settings then this needs to be investigated. Otherwise it is fine.

Take care.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Can it be serious if it's raised in normal setting? Can something like cancers do this ?
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 4 months ago.

Dear customer,

An increase pulse rate in normal settings without any stress is abnormal and needs to be investigated. Some types of cancer may indeed raise the pulse rate due to secretion of hormones. But increased heart rate has many causes.

Take care. .

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