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Question:

What could cause the fluctuation in my heart rate?

Hi, I am 27 years old with 3 children...ever since experiencing indigestion or acid reflux matters, I have also been noticing my heart rate will run between 93-104 during work and as low as 84 resting in the morning when waking up. And not to mention I'm anemic...what could this be?  I keep a normal blood pressure.  

submitted by Martina from Maryland on 9/17/2012

Answer:

Mohammad Saeed, MDby Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Mohammad Saeed, MD    

The higher heart rate is probably due to mild anemia. It is unlikely that the reflux or indigestion is responsible for the change noted in heart rate. You should have the anemia worked up and treated. If after correction of anemia the increased heart rate is still a problem, then you should consult with a heart specialist. results.     

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