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Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


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Can diet sodas cause heart problems?

Can diet sodas cause heart problems?

See above: Diet sodas have multiple issues, but as far as the heart is concerned the issue is their caffeine, please refer to my earlier answer regarding caffeine and the heart. ...Read more

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Do energy drinks cause permanent heart palpitation?

Do energy drinks cause permanent heart palpitation?

Not permanent.: But for some people, temporary caffeine-induced palpitations can turn into life-threatening arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Will energy drinks cause permenant heart palpitation?

Will energy drinks cause permenant heart palpitation?

Palpitation: Acute but not likely chronic palps unless you continue to consume them. ...Read more

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Can energy drinks cause high blood pressure or heart disease in teens?

Yes: High caffeine energy drinks should be avoided. They do carry increase for heart disease because of caffeine and other supplements in the drinks. ...Read more

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Help can caffeine cause heart problems?

Help can caffeine cause heart problems?

Not likely: in judicious amounts (2-3 cups a day?) HOWEVER: caffeine may acutely increase blood pressure and also worsen palpitations (premature atrial and ventricular contractions as well as increase chances of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation) No problems when you drink it in moderation if you have a healthy heart. Remember also that caffeine is present in energy drinks, colas and other OTC preparations ...Read more

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Can caffeine extreme energy drinks cause dyspepsia?

Can caffeine extreme energy drinks cause dyspepsia?

Absolutely: Those drinks are notoriously acidic and can cause some severe dyspepsia. You may want to discuss it with your GI doc if it continues. In the mean time, try stopping and see if dyspepsia decreases. Hope that helps and best of luck! ...Read more

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Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Not normally : Heart palpitation is normal during exercise. Can be exaggerated if you eat just before exercising, get dehydrated during exercise or if you use some supplements that increase metabolism. Also long runners sometimes develop diarrhea that could be associated with an exaggerated response. Hope this help. ...Read more

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Can energy drinks cause a really fast heart rate?

Can energy drinks cause a really fast heart rate?

Yes: Many energy drinks contain sugar, and in addition, tonics and stimulants like quinine, caffeine and other stimulant herbal extracts which can raise your heart rate. ...Read more

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Can too many carbohydrates cause energy crash and shortness of breath?

Can too many carbohydrates cause energy crash and shortness of breath?

Yes: Too many carbs (including sugar, sweets and starches) force our pancreas to pump out insulin, which then drops our blood sugar and makes us crave carbs again. Vegetables and fruit are preferred with smaller starch portions. Sugar and sugary drinks just stress our metabolism which was not designed to handle it. ...Read more

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Can energy drinks cause acne?

Can energy drinks cause acne?

Possibly...: Many different things can cause acne, the amount of sugar that is in an energy drink may cause it but it is more likely caused form a combination of things. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause heart problems?

Can anxiety cause heart problems?

It depends: Is it caused by stress?, people who have stress in their life for a long time have higher chances of heart disease, keep in mind though that stress is only one of many other risk factors "smoking, high cholesterol, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, genetics...Etc" for heart disease, and if you only have stress with none of the other risk factors then your chances of developing heart disease is slim. ...Read more

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Can overdoing exercise and to a too high intensity cause heart problems in teenagers and young people? Does it cause problems overtime?

Can overdoing exercise and to a too high intensity cause heart problems in  teenagers and young people? Does it cause problems overtime?

It is possible: Max heart rate (in normal sinus rhythm) for person is 220 - age. If you are 30yo, your max. HR is assumed (not real science) 190bpm. Never recommended to exceed max rate for signif time. Intense exercise will release leg muscle enzymes into the blood stream(CPK, etc). These substances kidney toxic. Heart Musc not strengthened by exercise, poss will become more efficient, but too much can hurt ...Read more

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Can consuming too much sweetener cause shortness of breath?

Can consuming too much sweetener cause shortness of breath?

Unlikely: This sounds very unlikely. Shortness of breath however can be quite serious. Please see a physician. ...Read more

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Can anxiety attacks that cause pounding heart and palpitations cause damage to the heart and lead to heart failure since they are intense?

Can anxiety attacks that cause pounding heart and palpitations cause damage to the heart and lead to heart failure since they are intense?

Not immediately: Also, mot in the near future, but it does take a toll on your entire body including cardiovascular health. It's a good reason to find a good CBT therapist and learn how to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. So, don't add another cause for anxiety - instead start to correct the problem. Life will be better overall. ...Read more