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I have a resting heart rate of about 52-55 bpm, but when I

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Hi there. I have a resting heart rate of about 52-55 bpm, but when I stand up, my heart races to any where from 95-110. This is often sustained whilst I’m standing , and seems worse on nights that I’ve had little sleep.
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: I have been very inactive and so I have been exercising more. But this shouldn’t be happening
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I’m 19 , male.
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 16 days ago.

Good morning, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today

Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 16 days ago.

What you describe can be called POTS, or Postural Tachycardia Syndrome.

This is nothing to worry about, however if this is a persistent issue then you should get someone to examine you and check for this.

Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 16 days ago.

https://patient.info/brain-nerves/postural-tachycardia-syndrome-pots-leaflet

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
This can be linked to adrenaline Right? Since when I’m sleep deprived it seems to occur more often
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 15 days ago.

Adrenaline can be involved yes.

It is also possible that poor sleep would contribute to a faster heart rate as well.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I’ll often feel like blood tends to pool in my arms a bit, so I don’t know if maybe I have poor circulation
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 15 days ago.

If blood pools this causes varicose veins, you would not feel it. So I am not sure what you perceive but I would suggest getting someone to examine you at least.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Yeah I will get it checked. I’ve been to a heart specialist and my scans are fine. So I think I need to see someone regarding my CNS etc
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 15 days ago.

Yes, I would, your GP would be a good place to start.