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my pulse rate has been 180, 168, 158, 148, 154 for the last ...

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my pulse rate has been 180, 168, 158, 148, 154 for the last 2.5 hours. i rode my harley for 6 hours today and when i got home and climbed off the bike. I noticed my pulse raceing. SHould I be concerned? Or did I just get too hot?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Nurse Annie replied 9 years ago.

If your pulse is still this high even after resting, then I would see a doctor for an evaluation. Normal pulse rate is 60–100 beats per minute for adults, and 40–60 beats per minute for those who are athletes. A higher than normal pulse rate may be due to activity, fever, stress, an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism), anemia, stimulants (caffeine, amphetamines, decongestants, asthma medications, diet pills, and cigarettes), and various forms of heart disease.