Meditation for high pulse rate

How to Slow Down High Pulse Rate

Your suddenly rising pulse rate is telling you a story. Listen to the story properly every time because at different times there may be different reasons for the high pulse rate. Your first step in most cases should be to slow down the high pulse rate at home, but in some cases you just have to call 911. If your resting pulse rate suddenly goes beyond 100-150 or higher then it may be a heart attack, call the emergency room.

Most of the time high pulse rate may not be a medical emergency, but it is often difficult to decide whether to call 911 or not. Let us look at some of the scenarios where you need not call for emergency and simply use home remedies to slow down the pulse rate.

In all cases you need to find out the exact underlying cause of the high pulse rate and treat the underlying cause to get back to normalcy. Once the emergency situation of heart attack is ruled out, then it is much easier to handle the other underlying causes. However, if in doubt, do not take chances. Meet a doctor.

Fever usually causes a high pulse rate. When you take medicine to reduce fever the pulse rate normalizes.


If you have climbed 5 floors and your pulse rate is thumping, then just relax for some time and check it again. If you have been leading a sedentary life and suddenly you do strenuous physical work such as climbing many stairs, the pulse rate will go higher because the blood flow requirements increases during strenuous work. The heart pumps faster leading to a high pulse rate. For a sedentary person this high pulse rate may be frightening as he/she has experienced it for the first time, but for an average healthy living person the rise of pulse rate is normal and it falls back to normal quickly.

The moral of the story of your high pulse in this case is that you should maintain an active lifestyle.

Dehydration is also one of the main causes of chronic high pulse rate and if not tackled well for a long time then it can lead to heart problems. The moral of the story here is that you are not drinking enough water, increasing your fluid intake. So get rid of your dehydration and develop a habit of drinking more water every day. 10-12 glasses of water per day is a good habit to maintain proper hydration.

Sometimes pulse rate become abnormal due to palpitation. A temporary condition such as palpitation can be caused by alcohol,caffeine, Exercise, smoking, stress, dehydration, medication, fever, and thyroid disorders. When the underlying causes are addressed it becomes normal.

Even standing up from a seating position may increase your pulse rate 10-20 points.

There are different views of experts on what is a normal pulse rate. The ranges are given from 60-100. This is too wide a range. Some athletes have a pulse rate near 60 because their heart pumps more efficiently. Modern medical practitioners are suggesting that 50-70 is an ideal pulse rate.

So keep a check on your normal pulse rate. Make notes of your pulse rate when you feel good and relaxed. If your pulse rate suddenly increases and persists and you have discomforts in the chest, then it is wise to visit hospital or call 911. Otherwise if temporarily you get palpitations then figure relax to bring it down immediately by deep breathing and meditation in the short term and tackle the underlying cause for the long term solution. Understand your lifestyle and make changes in your drinking, smoking and sedentary lifestyle.