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Increase in resting heart rate. Cause?

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my pulse at rest is 106 what that could be
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 in Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 31 minutes later
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I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to answer your query.

Increased pulse rate could be due to many reasons -
1. Heart disease
2. A low hemoglobin level
3. Fever
4. Side effect of certain medications
5. Overactive thyroid
6. Electrolyte imbalance
7. Increased physical activity

If it is persistently high, get an EKG done for evaluation.

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Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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