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Can Energy Drinks Cause Heart Problems
Palpitation: Acute but not likely chronic palps unless you continue to consume them. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Unlikely: This sounds very unlikely. Shortness of breath however can be quite serious. Please see a physician. ...Read more
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
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