What to do if the woman has a fast pulse

If you do not know what is causing the fast pulse rate (above 100 beats per minute), refer the woman to the nearest health centre.

If her pulse rate is 100 beats or more a minute, she may have one or more of the following problems:

  • Stress, fear, worry, or depression
  • Anaemia
  • An infection like malaria
  • Bladder infection, or infection in her uterus
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Thyroid trouble
  • Heart trouble.
Last modified: Sunday, 13 July 2014, 6:15 PM