Constant high heart rate

Posted , 5 users are following.

hi all i hope someone can help me out, i have for a number of years had a high heart rate, resting is always around 90. i do have ectopics, i do have high colesterol but my BP is normal, i am 64 yr old female, quite active. i have had heart tests done and all came back good. i am also the anxious type!! can anyone relate? any suggestion on getting it down as i am worried it is doing damage, thanks

0 likes, 8 replies

Report / Delete

8 Replies

  • Posted

    You may be sensitive to sugar, caffeine or alcohol. Do you consume any of these?

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      You may be deficient in a vitamin or mineral ask to get your vitamin levels tested and iron and magnesium. There are certain medications that can effect your heart rate as well, when I was on the contraceptive pill my heart rate went up a bit. Obviously if you are in your 60s this isn't something you would be taking, but if you are on anything that can affect your hormones it may affect your heart rate. If you take certain painkillers they can also affect your heart rate. If you take any medications, look the side effects up, even some herbal tablets can affect you.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Normal heart rate is between 60 and 100 bpm.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    90 isn't all that high, but it's a little high, and beta blocker drugs are usually pretty helpful with this, a small dose might just help - and might even help with the anxiety.

    You can do the home version, too - dark chocolate! Get anything 72% or darker, eat about 30-40 grams, about 1.5 ounces, about a third of a standard-sized chocolate bar, and see how your heart rate goes about an hour later. Natural beta blockers, and perhaps other helpful contents.

    Of course, can be fattening if you depend on it, which is why the pills may be preferable.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up