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    What causes rapid heart rate while walking and headache?

Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: my heart beats is 80 to 85 when i seating & walking it would be 120 to 130 may age 46 years i have also high bp is there is a problem?

i have also headeche problem
Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail 59 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Your heart rate during walking is acceptable, please get headache evaluated

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. A normal heart rate at rest in adults can be from 60 to 100 times per minute. If you have a heart rate of 85 beats/ minute during rest then it is normal.

2. When you do activities like walking briskly, the heart rate slowly increases to allow the heart to increase the pumping activity and give more blood supply to different areas. This is a normal response and any person doing activity can have a heart rate that is more than the resting heart rate.

3. The heart rate increase with activity.
(i) For your age group the maximum heart rate in a normal person doing intense physical activity is 149 beats/ minute.

(ii) For moderate physical activity like brisk walking the acceptable heart rate is 100 to 125 beats/ minute

4. Therefore I find your heart rate to be within acceptable limit and the increase in heart rate after you do physical activity like walking is a normal response. During rest the heart rate comes back to normal again.

5. It is important to note that high blood pressure requires close monitoring and regular treatment. Please maintain a resting blood pressure below 140/ 90 mm Hg. It will be advisable to get a complete heart check up done since you have high blood pressure.

6. Headache which is occurring from many months to years is usually due to mild reasons like sinusitis or migraine headache. However an acute headache can be due to more serious causes and requires you to consult a neurologist.

7. If you have not consulted your doctor for headache then I request you to please make an appointment preferably with a neurologist and get clinically examined. If required you might have to get a CT scan or MRI scan brain to know if there is any structural problems causing your headache. Please do not neglect your headache.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail 35 minutes later
i have done mrri it is normal i have take tablet for bp telemerede h * maprol 25 aloso take folic acid tablet & clanozmpal Tablet name zapnax
Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please reduce anxiety and take medicine regularly

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back with an update.

1. Nice to know that you have got MRI scan brain done and it is normal. Therefore your headache can be from a cause like migraine, eye problem, sinusitis or tension headache.

2. The blood pressure medicine is normal and please take it regularly.

3. If you have any anxiety problems then please take steps to reduce stress in your life by not thinking too much and doing meditation and yoga mind relaxation exercises.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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