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Can drinking too much alcohol put a strain on your heart?

Can drinking too much alcohol put a strain on your heart?

Yes: Some people can develop an enlarged heart from too much alcohol called alcoholic cardiomyopathy. The heart does not function well at pumping the blood through the body, people can get fluid accumulation in the lungs, legs and abdomen. Excessive alcohol also causes increased blood pressure and pulse which is also a strain on the heart. ...Read more

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How does excessive drinking of alcohol contribute to heart disease?

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How does excessive drinking of alcohol contribute to heart disease?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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My resting heart rate is 110 bpm/i was drinking too much last night, is my situation so bad? And is this related to drinking?!

My resting heart rate is 110 bpm/i was drinking too much last night, is my situation so bad? And is this related to drinking?!

Yes it can: Because you are binge drinking, excessive alcohol causes dehydration and is poisonous to your body. It is bad all around, please stop doing it. Drink plenty of fluids and if you have vomiting, abdominal pain or yellowing of the eyes, seek help right away. Please read this http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/binge_drinking. ...Read more

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Im 30 yr old female and twice now after drinking too much my chest becomes tight, and the area around my heart feels tight for atleast 2 days, which of course makes me feel anxious. Heart attack?

Im 30 yr old female and twice now after drinking too much my chest becomes tight, and the area around my heart feels tight for atleast 2 days, which of course makes me feel anxious. Heart attack?

No, but: Being 30 years old and female, unless you have significant other comorbidities (morbid obesity, uncontrolled diabetes or lipids, or drug use like cocaine), the likelihood of a heart attack is fairly low. That being said, excessive alcohol can trigger abnormal rhythms such as atrial fibrillation (the "holiday heart"), which can be dangerous in their own right. Easy fix? Stop drinking excessively. ...Read more

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Why does my heart beat faster when I pee also I pee a lot am I drinking too much water? I drink probly 12 glasses a day cuz its sumer

Why does my heart beat faster when I pee also I pee a lot am I drinking too much water? I drink probly 12 glasses a day cuz its sumer

Urination: The amount you pee will exactly equal the amount the you drink minus the amount you sweat. If it were otherwise, you would gradually either desiccate into sand or bloat up like a sponge. Your heart beats faster because you're metabolic demand has increased and your healthy young heart has responded appropriately to the need. If it were otherwise, you'd pass out each time you peed. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol good or bad for my heart?

Is drinking alcohol good or bad for my heart?

That depends on: What your body needs. Do you need to lower your risk of heart disease or lower your risk of alcoholism? Every human being is truly a study of one! in general, alcohol is a poison. Use it wisely. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart races after drinking alcohol?

What do you advise for heart races after drinking alcohol?

Withdrawal?: If you drink a lot of alcohol then stop, you go through withdrawal and this can make the heart race. Answer is to drink less, and less often. Also, when you drink, eat something, this slows down the absorption. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is my heart racing in the middle of the night after drinking alcohol?

Why is my heart racing in the middle of the night after drinking alcohol?

IT HAS LIKELY: Dehydrated you or your heart's electrical conduction system is sensitive. Either way, cut down on booze and extra hydrate please. ...Read more

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Why when i drink even a small amount of alcohol at night would i wake up early in the morning with anxiety and a fast heart rate?

Why when i drink even a small amount of alcohol at night would i wake up early in the morning with anxiety and a fast heart rate?

Related?: Early morning free-floating anxiety is an entity from which many people suffer and isn't necessarily related to alcohol use. We're all different &, obviously, you know your own reaction to alcohol best, but i suspect you have ffa and can deal with it in a variety of ways from exercise, meditation, self-hypnosis, praying, yoga, tai-chi or professional help and psychotherapy +/- drugs. ...Read more

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I have a heart condition, doctors say drink alcohol moderately, is that once a week, once a month? How often can I drink if at all?

Once a day: One drink a day. Aha recommend, that if you drink do it in moderation. Avoid excess that may increase your risk for another heart attack. If you do not drink, do not start. One drink for females and two for men. One drink mean: one 12oz beer, 4oz wine, 1.5oz of 80-proof spirit, 1.0oz of 100-proof spirit. ...Read more