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Drinking energy drinks give me diarrhea, & a lot of people I know get diarrhea from it as well. What ingredient in energy drinks can give you diarrhea?

Drinking energy drinks give me diarrhea, & a lot of people I know get diarrhea from it as well. What ingredient in energy drinks can give you diarrhea?

Lots of stuff: Many ingredients in energy drinks can cause diarrhea; different people have different sensitivities, so it’s hard to say which one actually causes it in any individual. According to sports physicians I've talked to, the best energy drink is water. One team doctor told me that those big energy drink barrels you see on the sidelines at games are usually full of water, not the advertised product. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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What would be a highly effective kind of energy drink that really works, gives more energy to exercise?

What would be a highly effective kind of energy drink that really works, gives more energy to exercise?

None: None! Complications can include heart problems, high blood pressure and strokes among other things from the caffeine.Be smart! The benefit? None. Be natural and use the exercise to increase your energy the right way. ...Read more

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My mom keeps giving my child small amounts of rip it energy drinks, watered down. I don't want to cause an argument Bc of drink but can this b harmful?

My mom keeps giving my child small amounts of rip it energy drinks, watered down. I don't want to cause an argument Bc of drink but can this b harmful?

Yes it can be: "small amounts" to an adult are NOT small amounts to a child. Energy drinks are primarily caffeine, which can have effects on children's growth, and unknown effects on the rest of their health. Tell your mother to STOP, and if she won't, you have to decide on whether you can allow your child to be with her. A family member or therapist may be needed to mediate this family problem. ...Read more

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Is energy drink "load" for the livers.

Is energy drink "load" for the livers.

Has caffeine & sugar: Read labels. Your "energy" drink likely contains a fair amount of caffeine & loads of sugar calories. Have you noticed how you "crash" after the caffeine and sugar wear off a few hours after drinking the product? Instead, eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, and exercise--you'll not only feel better and well rested but your daily performance and outlook will improve. ...Read more

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Is energy drink "load" for the livers?

Is energy drink "load" for the livers?

Uncertain question: Do you mean good or bad? Make up your question! ...Read more

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During exercise which is best energy drink?

NONE!: During a workout, your stress hormones will ramp you up enough if working at proper intensity. Energy drinks can cause overshoot on BP & heart rate, and heart rhythm problems. Stick to water and electrolyte drinks, especially as you approach 4-0....And beyond. ...Read more

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Is mixing vodka with energy drink harmful?

Is mixing vodka with energy drink harmful?

Yes, how much: And how often > first you are 18 you should not be drinking, you are under age, most of the time will not stop with one drink, in tragic vehicular accident most common cause is due to dwi. Now it is unto you, hope you will not drink. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is taurin in monster energy drink?

How unhealthy is taurin in monster energy drink?

Possibly deadly: It depends on your age and cardiac health. These drinks are no longer allowed to be consumed by people under 18 and likely a risk for older persons with health issues. They are potent stimulants some people had issues with their heart racing skipping etc someone with bad coronary disease would be a risk for heart attack although I do not know if any heart attacks are associated at this time ...Read more

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Can you take prednizone with a 5 hour energy drink?

Can you take prednizone with a 5 hour energy drink?

Hyper: Prednisone already makes many people feel "bouncy". Throw in a stimulant and you may not feel well at all. You may also get indigestion or stomach pain. Prednisone is an anti inflammatory medication and energy drinks often contain lots of caffeine. The combination may be too much for your stomach, too. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink a monster energy drink every night?

Is it okay to drink a monster energy drink every night?

Do you sleep nights?: In general, it's not a good idea. Large amounts of caffeine impair sleep, cause anxiety, even tremor and can precipitate panic attacks. If you work 3rd shift, it is far better for you to get natural sleep, eat a proper diet and not use stimulants. If you have shift work sleep disorder, there are better medications for it than large amounts of caffeine. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I drink energy drinks I get an erection why?

Sometimes when I drink energy drinks I get an erection why?

Don't know: But I am not a fan of people using excessive amounts of caffeine as a stimulant (the vitamins etc in some of them is total bs). Usually stimulant drugs reduce erections, so I don't understand your reaction, but there are always individual differences in what kinds of side effects. When you are on energy drinks are you thinking more about sex, or sexual things? I would stop the energy drinks. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight if I don’t eat and only drink energy drinks??

Will I lose weight if I don’t eat and only drink energy drinks??

Low Self-esteem: I understand your desire to lose weight.
Energy drinks cannot give you Nutrition for adequate physical, intellectual, emotional and social functioning.
•Respect yourself for your accomplishments
•Do not brood on your weight or physical appearance
•Set realistic goals to decrease weight/ month
•Have Balanced Diet of 1500 calories/day
•See Therapist for self-esteem, coping skills for stress. ...Read more

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What is worse for your health: drinking coffee or energy drinks?

Energy drinks: It takes a lot more coffee to kill you, but unfortunately, there is a small but slowly growing number of deaths occuring from engergy drink ingestion--usually by those who drink several a day. ...Read more

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How could someone possibly die from drinking monster energy drinks?

Yes: Some of the chemical components of monster energy drinks could trigger fatal disorders in ill people. ...Read more

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What are common side effects that come with drinking energy drinks?

What are common side effects that come with drinking energy drinks?

Headache/palps: High blood pressure can cause headaches and palpatations from arrythmias. Its a stimulant. Pts with cardiovascular issues should not take. ...Read more

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What is the minimum age of a person to be able to drink energy drinks?

What is the minimum age of a person to be able to drink energy drinks?

Moderation: Energy drinks contain sugar and caffeine which may worsen behavioral issues in kids with ADHD, but there's no law against drinking them. You are better off with juice-flavored water and a good night's sleep to provide the hydration and daytime energy that energy drinks promise. Energy drinks are popular because they're... popular. Be different. Drink water. ...Read more

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How often should I drink energy drinks without developing a dependance?

Do Not Start: Should not do at all. Complications can include heart problems, high blood pressure and strokes among other things from the caffeine.Dependence varies but is possible. Be smart! ...Read more

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Am I overdosing on caffeine right now, if I drink energy drinks nonstop?

Am I overdosing on caffeine right now, if I drink energy drinks nonstop?

Yes: Overuse of energy drinks and "shots" has been associated with heart arrythmias, you don't need more than one or two cups of coffee's worth. ...Read more

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Can there be an energy drink or something that doesn't rely on caffeine?

Can there be an energy drink or something that doesn't rely on caffeine?

There are some: There are some like xs energy drink but has herbs and another is e10energy drink. But my advice is that all this hype of energy drinks can be harmful for some and I will recommend a balanced diet, 7to8 hours of sleep, avoid stress, do not smoke and drink excessively, learn to relax and exercise regularly which will make your body produce endorphins which will give you energy and keep you healthy. ...Read more

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What to do if I just smoked after I drank a nos energy drink. Is that bad?

What to do if I just smoked after I drank a nos energy drink. Is that bad?

Neither recommended: Both are bad for you, smoking being the worse of the two evils. However, combining the two can increase chances of stomach and cardiac issues, such as irritation of ulcers, arrhythmias, or hypertension. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to drink energy drinks when you are on mental medication?

Is it a good idea to drink energy drinks when you are on mental medication?

Absolutely not!: Modern "energy" drinks provide their boost mostly with Amino Acids that are the building blocks for the stimulating neurotransmitters made in your brain. Most "mental medications" work by adjusting the complex interplay of neurotransmitters in the brain. Therefore, energy drinks, just like alcohol and drugs, will likely interact with and interfere with your medications. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink too much caffeine? (like multiple energy drinks etc.)

What happens if you drink too much caffeine? (like multiple energy drinks etc.)

TOO MUCH CAFFEINE: Here are some of the problems from too much caffeine: irregular or accelerated heartbeat. Dizziness, fever, facial flushing. Headaches, increased urination, hallucinations. Insomnia and restlessness. Jitteriness, vomiting, irritability. Insomnia. Cut down on your caffeine! ...Read more

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What are the health effects of drinking energy drinks like red bull and five hour energy?

What are the health effects of drinking energy drinks like red bull and five hour energy?

Not good: I have to admit I have used them occasionally, but I don't recommend them. Some are better than others, but they all have a lot of things in them that aren't very good for you and there is no quality control to guarantee they have exactly what it says on the label. Many of them have extremely high levels of caffeine. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you overdose on anti-depressants and have an energy drink?

Could you tell me what happens if you overdose on anti-depressants and have an energy drink?

Mixing drugs: Mixing these drugs can be a safety risk. As well, if you inherited are biological vulnerability for bipolar illness, the combination can shift you into hypomania or mania, both of which are harmful to the brain. If you are needing more energy (common in depression), talk with your md about issues of energy, sleep, and treatment adjustments to get you better, rather than risky self-medication. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more