A 39-year-old female asked:

What part of ans would be affected if one gets tachycardia after eating and drinking alcoholic beverages (wine coolers)? is that a sign of dysfunction?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 47 years experience
May be normal: To some degree, it is normal to get some increase in heart rate after eating & drinking (esp high sugar foods like alcohol) as digestion naturally increases the work of the heart/Increased blood flows to the stomach to aid digestion. The vagus nerve interfaces with the autonomic, parasympathetic control of heart rate, and may impact this response. If this is only/main symptom, not dysfunction.
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