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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

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. " ...Read more


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What are the ingredients in 5 hour energy drink?

What are the ingredients in 5 hour energy drink?

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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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 take benadryl after drinking an energy drink a couple hours before?

Is it okay to take benadryl after drinking an energy drink a couple hours before?

Okay: Yes it is okay to take benadryl 2 hours after having an energy drink. Benadryl does make some people drowsy. The energy drink may contain caffeine that makes many alert. So if you are taking the benadryl for sleep, it might not be effective. Benadryl will still be effective if you are taking it for congestion. ...Read more

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I drank a rockstar energy drink four hours ago before skateboarding for three hours and I just took a nyquil and I want to know if im gonna die or not?

I drank a rockstar energy drink four hours ago before skateboarding for three hours and I just took a nyquil and I want to know if im gonna die or not?

No-at least not soon: Like all of us, you will die sooner or later (hopefully not for 70-80 years) but what you took will not kill you.
The energy drink has some caffeine which is stimulating and the Nyquil has a cough suppressant and antihistamine that can make you drowsy, but the combination will not kill you. ...Read more

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I am 32 years old, active and healthy but today when I drank a monster energy drink I instantly got chest pain and have had it for a few hours. Should I go to the er?

I am 32 years old, active and healthy but today when I drank a monster energy drink I instantly got chest pain and have had it for a few hours. Should I go to the er?

I vote YES: It's hard to tell what is causing the chest pain (may or may not be the heart). One's own doctor, if available, can offer advice and may want to do an EKG to see how the heart is doing (presuming the pain is mild). If no personal doctor is available, then the ER would be a place to go. If the chest pain is moderate or severe, calling 911 right away would be wise (in case there is heart problem) ...Read more

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What healthy food I need to consume to help me stay up late night? I don't want to take any energy drink and no coffee. I drank it too much.

What healthy food I need to consume to help me stay up late night? I don't want to take any energy drink and no coffee. I drank it too much.

Night owl: The best way to stay awake is to be well rested. If you get enough sleep on a regular basis it will be much easier for you to stay awake when you absolutely must.

Avoid sugar, eat more protein (almonds, cashews) snack on peanut butter and celery, don't eat huge meals, avoid starchy foods, drink cold water. ...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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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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Just cerious im a male about 5" 11"ft and weigh about 125 pounds I drink rockstar energy drinks daily for months now it seems, am I in danger?

Just cerious im a male about 5" 11"ft and weigh about 125 pounds I drink rockstar energy drinks daily for months now it seems, am I in danger?

Rockstar just isn't: Healthy. Rockstar Original contains 160mg of caffeine (16 oz can) & Rockstar Punched has 360 mg caffeine (24 oz can). Men's Health Magazine named Rockstar Original as the Worst Energy drink because it contained 280 calories and had 67.5 grams of sugar. Rockstar reportedly has 1, 000 mg of taurine. Caffeine - possible side effects: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ...Read more

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I always feel weird when I drink energy drinks. I feel like I can't focus and I always get sleepy. Shouldn't it be the opposite?

I always feel weird when I drink energy drinks. I feel like I can't focus and I always get sleepy. Shouldn't it be the opposite?

Not good for you.: So called energy drinks are not only a waste of money but also not good for you. Stick to healthy diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low in saturated fats, no tobacco, no more than one drink a day and exercise at least 30 minutes each day. ...Read more

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I'm currently hungry a lot, I drink a lot mainly water, hardly have energy drinks. I eat a lot! But I don't lose weight, what should I do?

I'm currently hungry a lot, I drink a lot mainly water, hardly have energy drinks. I eat a lot! But I don't lose weight, what should I do?

Let me see: You eat a lot
and you don't loose weight
hmmm
check your thyroid
excercise more
maybe see a bariatric physician. ...Read more

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I drink 450ml of energy drink every day. Now I want to stop drinking it. I feel sleepy all the time and don't have any energy. Do you have any tip?

I drink 450ml of energy drink every day. Now I want to stop drinking it. I feel sleepy all the time and don't have any energy. Do you have any tip?

Stopping: Cold turkey will make things worse but after a few days should be back to baseline. The energy drinks contain lots of caffeine and other stimulant type substances. See how you feel after a period of abstinence. Exercise and healthy diet and plenty of sleep will suit you much better. ...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 a5hour energy drink safe?

Is a5hour energy drink safe?

Sugar ; Caffeine: I am not sure what you mean by 'safe'. But, these drinks have nothing special that in any way benefits health. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take eco energy drink?

Is it okay to take eco energy drink?

In general: I don't usually recommend energy drinks. That being said on occasion they are probably aren't the worst thing in the world. I'm not familiar with eco, but most energy drinks have a combination of b vitamins and natural stimulants like caffeine and guarana. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink energy drinks daily?

Is it bad to drink energy drinks daily?

Potentially yes: Firstly, if you do not have adequate energy to perform your daily tasks, it is likely that there is something else wrong - diet, exercise, other health problems, and that the way to fix that is to fix that. Secondly, they are mostly caffeine, and excessive caffeine is not good for us, and can cause anxiety, raise blood pressure and pulse, cause insomnia. Very high doses can cause serious harm. ...Read more

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I drink so many energy drinks. Is this safe?

I drink so many energy drinks. Is this safe?

Definitely Not: Energy drinks are "heart attack in a can" both cause increase adrenaline release and lead to adrenal exhaustion after a while. To have abundant non-hyper energy: take an organic vitamin/mineral supplement, drink 8 glasses of filtered water daily, rebounding, avoid acids in diet such as sodas. Consider acid free healthy coffees with ganoderma www. Medac4u.Com. ...Read more

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What effects will drinking high energy drinks have on kids?

What effects will drinking high energy drinks have on kids?

Many effects: Long term we don't know. But because of the high caffeine content of these drinks one can get sleep deprivation, nervousness, high blood pressure and rapid. Heart beat as well as cardiac arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What are the consequences if I drink too many energy drinks, and if so, how bad could it be?

What are the consequences if I drink too many energy drinks, and if so, how bad could it be?

Absolutely: How bad could it be? How about dying from a heart attack brought on by a caffeine overdose. Or high blood pressure leading to a stroke. Be smart and avoid them. ...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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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

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more