Hi, please do you have a fast heart beats when overweight?

Hello, i am 40 years old, after a thyroid problems my weight gain on 250 lbs.. i gained 55lbs in just 5 months. Now i am on medication for thyroid and trying to get the weight down. What i would like to ask.. is it because of my weight that almost every movement makes me fast heart beat ? Walk just a few of stairs, move on bed from one side on other... I never was very slim person , but now i am in the higher weight ever. I am on diet, but because if this heart beatings i am afraid to exercise ..


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  • Hi and welcome, Marci :)

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  • Hi Marci76 Please see a GP as soon as possible, Never ignore a racing heart beat. Look after yourself and wishing you better and fit.

  • There are a number of reasons for an increased heart rate but its something that you should talk to about with a medical professional. please see you GP for proper advice.

  • As per others Im not medical and I agree chat with your GP. I have had under-active thyroid for over 20 years and Im wondering if your Thyroxine may be too high? I repeat speak to your GP though as he can test it for you x Good luck with the diet xxx

  • Hi Marci76

    Welcome ! I see from your other post that you suffer from a fear of having a heart attack. Being overweight can put extra stain on all our major organs so eating a healthy diet is a good thing and will help you feel well physically and mentally. Pop back to your doctor and they can reassure you that your heart is fine with another ecg. Xx

  • I've recently started wearing a fitness tracker that also measures heart rate. I'd never realised before how low my heart rate goes at night. When I'm asleep, my heart rate is between 45 and 55 bpm. When I'm awake but resting, it's about 60 bpm and when I move around and do normal day to day stuff, it's around 75 bpm. If I do proper exercise, it's between 105 and 120 bpm. I think that's all pretty normal.

    As others have said, I would see your GP if you are worried but our hearts need to have times of working more quickly. It keeps us healthy.

  • I want to say big thank you to you all for your answers :)

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