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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Can too much sugar cause tiredness and quickened heartbeat?

Can too much sugar cause tiredness and quickened heartbeat?

Yes: However, i would look for another cause, especially if reducing sugar consumption does not help. We do not want to miss thyroid disease or pheochromocytoma or some other illness. ...Read more

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Is my sugar intake the cause of my eRegular heart beat.

Is my sugar intake the cause of my eRegular heart beat.

Doubtful: I doubt there is any relationship to your sugar intake and cardiac irregular rhythm. Classically substances like caffeine, thyroid supplements, sympathomimietc medications like decongestants(ex: neosynephrine (phenylephrine) nose spray,Sudafed), nicotine, adrenalin(epinephrine), cocaine can cause or aggravate cardiac dysrhythmias. ...Read more

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What causes bouts of tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) after eating?

What causes bouts of tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) after eating?

Probably unrelated: The tachycardia is probably unrelated to the act of eating per se, but may be related to what you've eaten, especially if your food contains any form of cardiac stimulant or you have a food allergy or intolerance. Unless it's occurring regularly, it's likely coincidence. ...Read more

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Might eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

Might eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

No: Not normally. But if there is a family history, a diagnosis already determined of diabetes, or risk factors (obesity, etc) it is likely a bad idea. It is a great idea to mantain a balanced healthy diet, including mostly non refined (natural) sugars of slower absorption. ...Read more

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Might eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

Might eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

No: Not in normal conditions. However, if there is a tendency, risk factors (like obesity), familiy history etc, it will certainly make things worse. As health advice, however, eating too much sugar is always bad anyway. A healthy diet is much better choice, including most sugars non refined (natural, from fruits, etc). ...Read more

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My question is, does eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

My question is, does eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

No: In normal situations, that can not be mantained as a truth. However, in presence of tendency to it, risk factors like obesity, family history, it will certainly contribute to make things worse. On the othr hand, eating healthy and using mostly natural (eg from fruits) sugars, in the right proportions, is a much better idea which might decrease probabilities or acquiring or worsening diabetes. ...Read more

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Does eating too much sugar really cause diabetes?

Does eating too much sugar really cause diabetes?

No: In normal situations, that can not be mantained as a truth. However, in presence of tendency to it, risk factors like obesity, family history, it will certainly contribute to make things worse. On the othr hand, eating healthy and using mostly natural (eg from fruits) sugars, in the right proportions, is a much better idea which might decrease probabilities or acquiring or worsening diabetes. ...Read more

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Can eating too much sugar or malt drink cause a miscarriage?

Can eating too much sugar or malt drink cause a miscarriage?

Likely not: Everything in moderation. Unless you are diabetic that should nto happen. But i supposes in extremely high amounts anything can have an effect. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause an unsafe, rapid heartbeat?

Can smoking cause an unsafe, rapid heartbeat?

Cigarette & tachy.: Many of the ingredients in cigarettes are stimulants, not to mention the 42 carcinogens of course. The stimulants can raise your heart rate, and can trigger rhythm disturbances in those prone to such otherwise. ...Read more

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Is a rapid heartbeat caused by blocked ach receptors dangerous?

Is a rapid heartbeat caused by blocked ach receptors dangerous?

Depends: Certain drugs and venoms cause reversible or irreversible blockade of acetylcholine receptors. Some cause rapid heart rate. If you're receiving such a drug, it's under the supervision of a physician, so put your trust in that person. Whether the increased heart rate is injurious depends on the specifics of your health history and condition. ...Read more

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What causes a very rapid heartbeat beginning in the ventricles?

What causes a very rapid heartbeat beginning in the ventricles?

Vtach: this is called ventricular tachycardia and is caused by ischemia, inflammation,toxins, electrolyte disturbances, electric shock, medications and more.... ...Read more

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What causes sharp chest pains and a rapid heartbeat?

What causes sharp chest pains and a rapid heartbeat?

Tachycardia: Chest pain and tachy cardia can be direcly linked such as mitral valve prolapse and tachycaria. Chest pain for any reason can cause tchcadia. Thiscan includecrdiac, respiatory or gastric cause. ...Read more

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What causes a rapid heartbeat even when i'm feeling relaxed?

What causes a rapid heartbeat even when i'm feeling relaxed?

Several things: Being not relaxed is just one of many things that affects heart rate and rhythm. You could have an overactive thyroid for instance. Fever can make you heart beat faster or being dehydrated. Some times the heart rhythm can just become abnormal such as when a person gets atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause rapid heartbeat?

Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause rapid heartbeat?

Not usually: Lipitor (atorvastatin) does not commonly affect the heart rate or rhythm. Rarely, patients are allergic… patients who take Lipitor (atorvastatin) may have other associated cardiac conditions that may themselves be the cause of the rapid heart beat. The best recommendation is to have an ekg done and perhaps wear a 24 hour cardiac (holter) monitor. That will help you and your doctor determine the cause of your rapid heart beat. ...Read more

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Can testosterone cause a rapid heartbeat?

Can testosterone cause a rapid heartbeat?

Yes, rarely: Although rare, rapid heart beat has been described with testosterone use. One mechanism of this is that rarely testosterone can cause a drop in blood sugar. This can result in a rapid hearbeat as the body releases adrenaline in response to the low blood sugar level. ...Read more

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