A 45-year-old member asked:
how can alcohol effects the heart, and why does beat fast when we are normally drunk?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cardiology 51 years experience
Alcohol: Most of us aren't normally drunk. They call it intoxicated because you are poisoned. Alcohol in drunk doses poisons the heart and brain and other tissues.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
When I have an alcohol beverage my heart beats a lot faster, is this a serious issue?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
Could be!: Your may have an allergy to alcohol, this could be genetic, your body does not metabolize the alcohol normally. Do you also get flushed? Many people who drink too much will notice their heart beating faster when they withdrawal or have a hangover. Some ethnicitys, such as asians, have a higher incidence of an intolerence to alcohol.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 4, 2013
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