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heart rate almost triples when walking is this normal.

CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 6,945Member Member Posts: 6,945Member Member
Ok so I have noticed that in the last month or so my heart rate when resting is around 60-65 which for me can vary. at times its in the 50s which has been the case for the last 3 years or more. had all kinds of tests and drs can find nothing wrong. I was told I had MVP(mitral valve prolapse) t the last tests I had done showed it somehow healed itself? (i was told it can only be fixed by surgery) more than one dr confirmed it.

anyway now when I walk a faster pace(like walking the dog) today my heart rate shot up to 177bpm(fitbit) I manually checked it and it was correct. I cannot even get my heart rate up that high when working out in the house. could it have something to do with the heat and humidity?? I have no other symptoms no chest pain, no dizziness,no nausea or vomiting, no headache, nothing. usually it takes me a hell of an effort to get it to 150 so what gives? I have no issues getting it to come back down to normal either.
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  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 438Member Member Posts: 438Member Member
    I agree with the above poster.
    Make an appointment to have it checked out with your doctor.
    The heat and humidity could be contributing, but that is awfully high, even when walking at a fast pace.
    Better to be on the safe side.
  • CSARdiverCSARdiver Posts: 4,933Member Member Posts: 4,933Member Member
    Yup - check with a doctor and bring in as much data as possible.

    What is your recovery rate? After exertion does your HR return to normal under 2 mins? This is a much better indicator of cardiac health than HR elevation.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 6,945Member Member Posts: 6,945Member Member
    If it's been happening for a couple of months then it couldn't hurt to visit your doctor.

    I have been to the dr. have had tests run. they cant find anything. Im waiting on the dr to refer me to a cardiologist but that can take months to get an appt.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 6,945Member Member Posts: 6,945Member Member
    Mari22na wrote: »
    Self-diagnosis is not a good thing when it comes to your heart. Go to the cardio. Think Bob Harper here, in the best possible condition....

    I know its not but when you have tests run and nothing comes up I find it odd.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 6,945Member Member Posts: 6,945Member Member
    CSARdiver wrote: »
    Yup - check with a doctor and bring in as much data as possible.

    What is your recovery rate? After exertion does your HR return to normal under 2 mins? This is a much better indicator of cardiac health than HR elevation.

    yeah it comes down quickly. will have to check in 2 mins but it drops by half or more if I sit for a min or 2.right now is 71 but I was just up and went to the bathroom and to the kitchen. I dont feel like I have exerted myself either.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 6,945Member Member Posts: 6,945Member Member
    ok got up to put the dog out to go pee.(they get walks other times) and it was up to 81. sat down for 2 min and its down to 67/68 which is about normal range lately(50s usually happen in bed when really resting)
  • apullumapullum Posts: 1,694Member Member Posts: 1,694Member Member
    Good that you're going to a cardiologist. There are various things that can cause your pulse to go higher than usual and it's always best to get it checked out. Keep us posted!
  • CSARdiverCSARdiver Posts: 4,933Member Member Posts: 4,933Member Member
    ok got up to put the dog out to go pee.(they get walks other times) and it was up to 81. sat down for 2 min and its down to 67/68 which is about normal range lately(50s usually happen in bed when really resting)

    Some HRMs come with the "recovery rate" tracker. I think most of the Polars do anyway. Keep an eye on this the next time you really push it and check results. A drop of 25-30 is good. Most trained endurance athletes see a 50-60+ drop.
  • Diatonic12Diatonic12 Posts: 1,456Member Member Posts: 1,456Member Member
    It could be something else, like lungs. Find a good one, cardiopulmonary.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 6,945Member Member Posts: 6,945Member Member
    CSARdiver wrote: »
    ok got up to put the dog out to go pee.(they get walks other times) and it was up to 81. sat down for 2 min and its down to 67/68 which is about normal range lately(50s usually happen in bed when really resting)

    Some HRMs come with the "recovery rate" tracker. I think most of the Polars do anyway. Keep an eye on this the next time you really push it and check results. A drop of 25-30 is good. Most trained endurance athletes see a 50-60+ drop.

    well Im in no way an athlete lol
  • yirarayirara Posts: 3,364Member Member Posts: 3,364Member Member
    Might be worth having electrolytes checked as well. Depending on what I'm low at I might end up with a very low resting heartrate, or end up with tachicardia.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 6,945Member Member Posts: 6,945Member Member
    Mari22na wrote: »
    It could be something else, like lungs. Find a good one, cardiopulmonary.

    even with asthma lungs are fine. I take a corticosteroid to prevent flare ups and with exercise over the last 5 years my lung function has improved greatly to where I rarely need my rescue inhaler. before then I needed it even with the preventative several times a day. my health seems to be improving which is weird.Im feeling better and my blood panels have improved as well. Im on a low fat,low cholesterol high fiber diet due to my FH(familial hypercholesterolemia) and its good too. but with my past issues she wants me to see a cardiologist just to rule things out. I even did a holt monitor awhile back and it was fine. Ive seen pulmonologist and been tested. tests are great no breathing issues,
    edited July 9
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 6,945Member Member Posts: 6,945Member Member
    yirara wrote: »
    Might be worth having electrolytes checked as well. Depending on what I'm low at I might end up with a very low resting heartrate, or end up with tachicardia.

    my resting heart rate is normally in the 50s and sometimes 60s at night and in the 60s during the day. electrolytes are fine. I make sure to get enough sodium in the foods I eat or drink. ive had electrolytes checked and they were fine. I kow what can happen if they get too low.
  • McCrabbyMcCrabby Posts: 77Member Member Posts: 77Member Member
    I'm like this too.. nothing has shown up as abnormal in doctor visits/tests. Does your doctor seem concerned? I would go by that reaction.
  • PRBaldwin5459PRBaldwin5459 Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    Coming from a Nurse you need to see a better Dr. Take all your results and see a specialist.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 6,945Member Member Posts: 6,945Member Member
    Coming from a Nurse you need to see a better Dr. Take all your results and see a specialist.

    I cant just take my results and see another doctor I have to call my insurance company first and get another dr approved.I have to be referred to a specialist by a dr. like I stated above which can take months to get an appt.I am in the US too. so go figure.Im waiting on them to approve a referral to see a cardiologist. I have had ultrasounds,ekgs,blood work,a holt monitor and so on. nothing shows up.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 6,945Member Member Posts: 6,945Member Member
    McCrabby wrote: »
    I'm like this too.. nothing has shown up as abnormal in doctor visits/tests. Does your doctor seem concerned? I would go by that reaction.
    shes not too concerned only because Im not having any other issues but she does want me to see a cardiologist just to see if anything changed or have things ruled out because of my past health issues/tests.she of course said if things get worse to let her know. but shes not in all the time.I also live in a rural area so not many drs in my area(far and few between and one office wont even call me back when I call and leave a message, and there you have to fill out paperwork and give permission for them to access your records and they will decide if they want to take you on as a patient or not. my dr was in town but they moved 20 miles away. the 3rd one is always packed and dont have very good reputation.
    edited July 9
  • ITUSGirl51ITUSGirl51 Posts: 174Member Member Posts: 174Member Member
    Did you do a stress test? That will show changes to your heart when not just sitting.
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