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Why has my heart started beating quicker and harder while resting?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Seems like my heart is beating quicker and harder than usual these days, does anyone know why this might be?

I'm a bit worried because my dad has heart problems

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on June 16, 2012
at 10:38 PM

Going very low carb has caused similar problems in a fair number of people. If you are below 50g a day, try boosting it up to 75-100g.

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on June 16, 2012
at 04:51 PM

+1 for making me laugh!

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on June 16, 2012
at 03:48 PM

Do you drink alcoholic beverages?

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on June 16, 2012
at 03:37 PM

Definitely see a doctor

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on June 16, 2012
at 01:50 PM

have you been watching a lot of scary movies?

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on June 16, 2012
at 01:50 PM

mabe you are dehydrsted

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on June 16, 2012
at 02:31 PM

  1. Too much salt
  2. My boss.

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on June 16, 2012
at 04:51 PM

+1 for making me laugh!

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on June 16, 2012
at 02:41 PM

I had the same issues once. magnesium deficiency is a pretty common cause!

I supplemented with magnesium for a while and now I include bone broth in my diet. Worked wonders for me!

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on June 16, 2012
at 02:27 PM

If you are training (resistance), it could be caused by an increased basal metabolic rate. It could also be a sign of over training. I'm no doctor though, so I'm just giving a few examples of what can cause it. Don't fool around if your worried, get to the doctors for a check up. Better safe than sorry as the saying goes! P.S those hideous fat burners that people take can cause that, so if your on them I would advise against

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on June 16, 2012
at 01:51 PM

Do you drink a lot of coffee and/or have any anxiety? Both of those things have done it for me in the past.

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on June 16, 2012
at 08:38 PM

If you increase your fat intake drastically, I believe that you may experience faster heart rate as the heart runs on fat.

But of course, don't screw around with heart issues.

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on June 16, 2012
at 07:42 PM

Not much info to go on here...so first see your doctor. If you have been doing VLC try adding carbs or doing a "refeed" and if you feel better. I had the same issue and adding carbs helped me.

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on June 16, 2012
at 02:53 PM

I am surprised no one has mentioned this yet, but the obvious answer is that your level of aerobic conditioning has declined (i.e. your blood is carrying less oxygen per unit of volume). Have you reduced the amount of cardiovascular activity you used to do? Have you been eating foods known to cause vasoconstriction?

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