Feeling slightly uncomfortable during exercise. Discomfort is telling you that your heart is pumping more blood and oxygen through your body to help get rid of adenosine. It also tells you that your heart is beating more strongly than usual.
There are three different forms of this:
This is most common during exercise, especially if you exercise for short periods and are prone to sweating. Dryness and soreness. This is what feels like soreness that doesn’t heal.
This is when the fluid that normally fills your abdomen is emptied in your urine.
You may also notice that during a stressful event, there is an increased heart rate. This is due to sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems being activated. This can be helpful in relieving stress as well.
Other potential causes of elevated heart rate during exercise
Exercise can cause stress to your autonomic nervous system (a system of nerves that controls your body’s autonomic functions, such as breathing, heart rate and body temperature).
A higher heart rate can be caused by:
- A lack of rest
- Exercising more than usual, even just for short periods
- Using drugs, such as steroids or ephedrine
- Fluid retention
Some medications can also cause elevated heart rate during exercise. Many of them are sold over the counter and may not be prescribed for you, especially when exercise isn’t necessary.
This drug will lead to an increased heart rate, though only the stimulant effect is present. These drugs tend to be taken to relieve symptoms of anxiety or depression.
These drugs will lead to an increased heart rate, but only the sedative effect is present. They can also cause diarrhea, fever and stomach pain, but they aren’t very effective during exercise.
Aortic valve replacement
This procedure can cause more frequent and longer-lasting elevated heart rate in some people. However, this procedure is usually only needed for people who are over 65 years old.
This condition is characterized by elevated heart rate and other abnormal electrical activity. It’s also sometimes associated with heart attacks.
If you have any of these conditions or any other medical condition, be sure to keep a track of your heart rate during and after an exercise session. Even if you don’t notice any extra heart beat in your exercise, you may experience the symptoms listed above as you exercise for short periods. In this case, you need to stay hydrated as you exercise to avoid dehydration.