• Christina Christina
    December 28, 2008
    normal blood pressure with high pulse rate
    Christina Christina
    December 28, 2008

    Female, 27 yrs old. I have a normal blood pressure, but my high pulse rate of 110-120 worries me. What can cause this?

    READ MORE

FROM OUR EXPERTS

  • Neil MD
    Health Pro
    December 30, 2008
    Neil MD
    Health Pro
    December 28, 2008

    Hello christina,

     

    A high pulse rate, or tachycardia in medical terms, is generally considered anything over 100 beats per minute.

     

    In a young person like yourself, fast heart rates are caused by more benign diseases than in older people; of course, that is not to say that your heart rate is normal.  Several common causes of fast heart rate include anxiety and panic disorders, hyperthyroidism, low red blood cell count/anemia, and an infection. There are many other causes of tachycardia, however.

     

    You should make an appointment soon with your physician to discuss your fast heart rate.  He will likely take some blood work and get an electrocardiogram to help determine the cause of your symptoms.

     

    To your health,

    Neil MD


FROM OUR COMMUNITY

You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.