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I'm male, 28 years old, 183 cm and 74 kg. Not overweight but I have been physically inactive the last couple of years.
I have a fitbit and in the last couple of years my stepcount per day was around 5000-6000 steps. This is largely from using the public transportation and just walking around the house or at work.
My resting heart rate is around 100 during the day. Sometimes a bit over sometimes a bit under. Every type of exertion makes my heart rate shoot up. Even stretching to get my water bottle of the table can make it go up by 20 or more bpm. Walking at 4 or 5 km/h can make it go around 150. Running/walking up the stairs or cycling can make my hr go up to 170-200 bpm.
I measured my hr at night and during sleep with a polar hr strap and my hr was somewhere between 55-80 at night while awake and somewhere between 45-55 when at sleep.
However even at night with every slight exertion it can shoot up by 20 or more beats per minute. I also noticed some spikes to about 110 bpm during sleep. This might be because I moved during my sleep.
I did visit a cardiologist and had an ecg, echo, bloodwork and thoraxphoto done which all came back fine.
So basically the cardiologist told me that my heart is normal and the fast hr is just something that is a part of me.
However I'm still concerned about this. I can't get it of my mind to the point that I am a bit anxious to start exercising.
Can a fast hr like mine be harmful in the long run?
Could this be IST or POTS?
What other possible causes could there be?
Are hr reducing pills beneficial to me?
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