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My pulse rate is 102. Is it normal?

Hi, I am 33 and my pulse rate varies from 95 to 102. Is there any problem if it is this high ? What could be the cause of this ?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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This isn't so abnormal and there could be many causes for why it isn't lower. Tachycardia is a rate >100. Obesity, poor cardiopulmonary condition (couch potato), smoking, hypertension, anxiety, cardiac conditions,etc. can cause rapid heart rate. Because it sounds as if it worries you, speak to your doctor to rule out an organic cause for it. You may be glad you did.
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