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Why does alcohol cause heart palpitation?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help you: It depletes the body of magnesium, which is essential for normal heart rhythm. Because it is a diuretic, it can lead to dehydration, which adversely affects the electrolytes necessary for proper heart function.
Answered on Jan 18, 2013

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