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fast heart beat after drinking alcohol

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Are you Asian? : There is a condition due to inability to metabolize alcohol call alcohol flush syndrome. Around 30% of asian descend people have it. Associated with f ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
PLEASE KEEP : Extra well hydrated when you drink. The amount of alcohol makes a difference too so keep the amounts low.
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Dr. Peter Karpawich
46 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Possibly: What kind of alcohol? Wine, beer, spirits? How much alcohol? Are you taking any medications? Any health issues? Tannins in wine can cause heart rate c ... 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
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Rapid heart beat: Alcohol is a vasodilator, you can see some flushing following which you can have tachycardia. Excitement also makes heart rate to go up.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Genetic variant: Some people have a genetic variant of an enzyme that metabolizes alcohol. The aldh2 gene regulates the production of the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenas ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
It's probably: withdrawal symptoms and they will pass. Just stick with it.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
19 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Depends on what is in the drink. Many current beverages have caffeine in them which can certainly cause a fast heart beat.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
So many ways!: Fever, anemia, pain, anxiety, panic/fright, asthma inhalers, amphetamines, cocaine, hemorrhage, excess thyroid hormone, infection, epinephrine, dehydr ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Life: This all sounds like a normal human experience. Your body is talking to you. Are you listening?
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
not related: It's hard to imagine how that could be related. If your hr is >120 at rest, proceed immediately to an er to get an ekg. Sensitivity to light can be ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Out of Shape: It means you are exercising beyond your current physical capacity. Your body is over worked or stressed. It means you need to keep exercising and get ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
42 years experience Dentistry
Allergic reaction: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is great for allergic reactions but when mixed with alcohol would be very sedating. The simply solution is to avoid alcohol ... Read More
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