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Freaking out about rapid heart rate

My heart rate goes up to 137 just climbing one flight of stairs or 121 just taking a shower. Can anxiety do this.
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Any reason you're constantly checking your heart rate?
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Not really. I noticed it the other day on my Apple Watch and it freaked me out
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Do you do cardio exercise regularly?
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No not really.  
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Exercise reduces anxiety which would tend to lower the heart rate. Not everyone can get their anxiety out of their mind when exercising though.

The only way to a strong cardio system is regular vigorous cardio exercise which you don't do, so it is not possible from here to figure if you have a heart issue or not. If you are concerned, the only thing you can do is have a doctor review your health to determine if there is a problem.
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That really wasn't helpful at all. I bartender about 9 to 12 hrs a day so I'm not sedentary. Thanks for the effort.
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Perhaps if a physical trainer sees your post they can respond, but gyms recommend you see a doctor before starting an exercise program so that is why I advised "If you are concerned, the only thing you can do is have a doctor review your health to determine if there is a problem."
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It is normal for your heart rate to increase when going up the stairs because you are doing some exercise. It is only weird if you are at a resting position, and it gets too high. Ask yourself if you heart rate increases when you are sitting down. If it high while sitting down, then go to the doctor. At the doctor, they will put you  on a Holter monitor for a day or two to check everything out. If you did have it, it called Tachycardia. And yes, anxiety can cause it. You should only be concerned if you have tachycardia if your heart rate increases when you are sitting down or you get dizzy when your heart rate is really high. Coffee or caffeine can also increase it. A really high heart rate is 180-200. However, your heart rate should not go over 100 when you are sitting down. Your heart rate is supposed to increase when doing exercise.
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Yes caffeine can increase the heart  rate and Red Bull can give you so much that a heart attack occurs, which is what happened to my friend but he survived. You just posted a minute after I did so I hope candi sees that response too.
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Thanks so much guys. I didn't see the Red Bull post but I will look for it. Thanks again.
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Sorry for the confusion, this is the post I was referring to. "Perhaps if a physical trainer sees your post they can respond, but gyms recommend you see a doctor before starting an exercise program so that is why I advised "If you are concerned, the only thing you can do is have a doctor review your health to determine if there is a problem.""

You can Google RB heart issues and see lots of data from cardiologists stating this stuff should be outlawed. Do you drink it?
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