Well, it would be worth having a few tests first to ensure there are no underlying causes, such as over active thyroid. An ECG would be a good test too.
Just for interest....
Newborn infants have heart rate 100-160
Children aged 1-10 70-120
Children over 10 and adults 60-100
Trained athletes 40-60
There are always exceptions to any general rule, so it could just be that your normal resting rate is that high. Things like caffeine will obviously raise it, but I'm sure you've thought of diet.
102 is not dangerous, I have a friend who has a resting heart rate of 104, and Cardiologists have run all the tests under the sun but can find no cause. He is healthy and fit, so they aren't worried.
Are you on any kind of medication?
A resting heart rate above 100 sustained for long intervals and increased frequency indicates the heart is over compensating for some system deficiency. If the underlying cause is not effectively treated, the result can be hypercardiomyopathy (enlarged heart) over a period of time.
A good exercise regimen has benefical effect of increasing the heart's size and reducing the resting heart rate. But a pathological increase of heart rate increases the heart size detrimently over a period of time...different effect on heart cells than an athlete's heart cells.
As stated an occassional faster than normal HR may be just compensatory for ocassional stressful situations, etc. and even that should be treated if HR is sustained and/or frequent...high blood pressure and can also represent over-compensation.
Are you taking medication? Has your doctor expressed an opinion for the high resting rate? Do you have good exercise tolerance? ...Asthma, anemia, hyperthyroidism?
Thank you for your question and sharing your experience. If you have any followup questions, you are welcome to respond. Take care.
Not to worry about try laughter therapy my hr came down to range of 60-65 within 1 month from 110 pls try this take stop watch go to spme place where u r alone now laugh loudly for no reason just laugh for 5 full minutes u will feel like u have done some aerobic exercise for half an hour do this laughter exercise(5 min each) 4 to 5 times per day after a month or so heart will catch its natural rytheme
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>>>>If there is any validity to the exercise it could be that system in question has a hypoxia condition (low oxygen level in heart cells) and the exercise is able to increase the oxygen level within the heart cells!?
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