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drinking cold water makes my heart race

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: If drinking cold water during a meal can cause a heart attack it must be very rare. Physiologically there isn't much reason why it should happen.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
It would: probablyl not cause rapid heart rate. No reason for that.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
EtOH is a depressant: Our brain monitors&adjusts heart muscle rate&strength of contraction 20-30 times/second. After alcohol, many people express feelings kept hidd ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Vagus nerve: The vagus nerve, when stimulated,causes temporary slowing if the heart rate. Apparently drinking ice cold liquids causes this reaction in your case. M ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Impossible: There are probably a thousand different things that could be meant by 'heart problem'. Unfortunately your question is way too ambiguous for ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Reflux: It sounds like you are having gastoesophageal reflux. This is when stomach acid goes back up into your esophagus and causes heartburn. You can try an ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farrah Ahmad
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Spasm: Sometimes drinking cold water can give you spasm off the esophagus. That can give you sharp pain. But considering your cardiac history you should defi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
36 years experience Cardiology
Possible arrhythmia: There are many abnormalities of the hearts electrical system that may cause a rapid heart beats. Occasionally alcohol triggers them. Binge drinking ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Intoxication: Alcohol causes many health problems such as dehydration that can cause a rapid heart rate. There also is a condition known as the holiday heart syndr ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Never a good idea: Both alcohol and marijuana can cause tachycardia. Always think of how using or ingesting optional/recreational substances may help you in the short, m ... Read More
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