Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsHeart Diseases · 1 month ago

Is it normal for heart rate to increase when you get up suddenly?

From 60-70 bpm to 80-90 bpm?  Or could this indicate a problem with the heart or hormones like hyperthyroidism??

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

     With the rapid shift in position your blood pressure is dropping (this is related to "orthostatic hypotension") & the increased heart rate is a compensation to increase your blood pressure.  Is it normal?  It probably happens to most people to a certain extent.  It depends how radical it gets.  60 to 100 BPM is considered a normal heart rate, so yours, at 80 to 90, is not out of normal parameters. 

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes it's normal, happens to all of us.

  • GA41
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is normal.  Any exertion increases the heart rate.

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