27 & high heart rate. Concerned.

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I do not exercise on a regular basis but I do stay active. Walking, hiking, swimming, bike riding etc. 

Lately staying active has been getting hard for me. I'm also getting married in the spring so I have been hitting up the gym. My heart rate will hit 160 in less then one minute just power walking. Another time I was hiking for only a few minutes and I started to become dizzy and my heart rate was 190. I get winded so easily. Along with this I start yawning constantly & my ears feel like someone is sticking a knife in them. WEIRD right?!? Connected?? No clue! 

I've worn a holtor monitor and the Dr. said it came back fine. So does this mean I'm THAT out of shape or do I need more tests?!

I'm female. Age 27. 180 lbs, 5'7


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    I don't know why your hear rate is high. Is your blood pressure normal? Try measure your blood pressure multiple time during the day. Maybe your body is changing, so your heart is reacting to it. And what medication are you on? Some drugs induces heart rate.
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    Hi Kristin, you sound like you want to be active and that is good. Your BMI I calculate to be 28(I know it is only a crude measure) indicates that you are ' overweight'. Usually the rapid rise is due to lack of fitness. With a normal Holter monitor test the only other medical issue that I would be interested is your thyroid function test. This is easy to do with a simpe blood sample arranged by your doctor. What is your resting pulse rate?

    otherwise if that is normal you need to gradually increase your fitness by regular walking or swimming etc.

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    hi mskriss 

    have you got your reading the right way round??? its not normal to have a reading the way you have put below as the readings ive give you on my scale should read like ive put it or you would have very very low blood pressure that would indicate why you go dizzy plus you would be passing out all the time and your DR would be very concerened.

     your reading for resting is good if you have got it the wrong way round.

     Normal BP should be in the region of the systolic 120/80 distolic  when standing/ when sitting systolic 112 / 80 distolic wich yours is so long as it fluctuates as it is you have nothing to worry about your BP is fine.

    If your DR was concerned he would put you on beta blockers if it went between 95/135 to a 100/140 you would be classed as having hypertension even your distolic can still come down from 80 to 70 and it would still be fine so don't worry.The more you worry about it that can send it up.

    also no matter how many times you take your own BP in a day it will alter from sitting to standing plus you will end up getting anxous the more you take it that will knock it up it vary's every time you take it you shouldnt keep taking it all the time you will never get the same reading  another thing your age if you were 18 or younger then it will be higher

    as you get older it will be lower so don't worry its fine at the moment another thing if you exersise that cause's it to go up if you eat healthy then you shouldn't have any problem's also have a nice wedding day.. 

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