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Doctor insights on: Drinking Beer After Heart Stents

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What could cause a pounding heart after drinking beer?

What could cause a pounding heart after drinking beer?

Palpitations?: Some individuals could be alcohol intolerant and their blood pressure can drop as a direct reaction to drinking. Alcohol can also contribute to arrthymias in susceptible individuals possibly related to depletion of magnesium. If this occurs frequently or if your heart rate or rhythm actually changes with alcohol ingestion, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I often drink a cup of coffee in the morning and a beer at night. Is it healthy for to "push" and "pull" the heart like this?

I often drink a cup of coffee in the morning and a beer at night. Is it healthy for to "push" and "pull" the heart like this?

No problem here!: You are not really taxing you heart with this regimen. Coffee actually is not detrimental to the heart, although some people get palpitations from it, and a beer may actually be beneficial from a vascular standpoint (though not a six pack1). ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my heart rate increases to over 120bpm if a drink 4 beers? It lasts all night but goes the next morning? Its my stag soon

I think should worry: "stop drinking" and see a doctor
it is not healthy to drink that much. Stop with one if you are still getting palpitation you should get medical attension. ...Read more

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Friend passed away. Haven't eat alot for the last 3 days and did drink quite a bit of beers. Heart is skipping alot but all tests ok. Should I worry?

Friend passed away. Haven't eat alot for the last 3 days and did drink quite a bit of beers. Heart is skipping alot but all tests ok. Should I worry?

Grieving: Sadness and grief are normal after losing a dear friend. Good you were checked for heart palpitations. You may need more time to deal with your friend's death. Grieving with others who lost your friend will help. Let your family and friends know how sad you feel. Don't isolate for now. You should be able to resume your schedule after a few days but the loss will take longer to accept. Best wishes. ...Read more

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26 year old male, drink about a 6 pack a night. Active, 6'1 200 pounds, non smoker. Can the beer I drink cause heart palpable and racing h.R.? No insu

26 year old male, drink about a 6 pack a night. Active, 6'1 200 pounds, non smoker. Can the beer I drink cause heart palpable and racing h.R.? No insu

Possible: Directly and indirectly. I agree directly as per my colleague dr rutledge. But also indirectly from being dehydrated causing the heart to compensate for loss in volume and become irritable. I would recommend a reduction in alcohol consumption and consider keeping an eye out for a health fair or find a freeclinic to get a health assessment and assess risks. If issues persists or worsens, b seen. ...Read more

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I don't smoke, I drink beer occasionaly am I neerly to heart problem?

I don't smoke, I drink beer occasionaly am I neerly to heart problem?

Hard to say: Without a full review of your history, a thorough exam and a few tests it is silly to try to determine your real status. If an occasional beer gave people heart problems half the country would be in trouble. ...Read more

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When I drink one or two beers I get heart palpitations. What does this mean?

When I drink one or two beers I get heart palpitations. What does this mean?

Alcohol: Alcohol is a cellular toxin, when you poison a weak heart it gets weaker...It can also cause palpitations. ...Read more

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Is it okay for someone that previously had a heart murmur to drink beer?

Is it okay for someone that previously had a heart murmur to drink beer?

Not if the person: Is 17 years old. Many heart murmurs are innocent and would not prevent alcohol use. ...Read more

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I took half of. 5 lorazepam because I been getting heart palpitations, can I drink a few beers 7hrs later?

I took half of. 5 lorazepam because I been getting heart palpitations, can I drink a few beers 7hrs later?

Not Wise: The drug is still in your system and the alcohol could get you in trouble. Why not have one tomorrow instead? ...Read more

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Whenever I drink beer I get heart palpitations even if it's only one beer is this normal?

Whenever I drink beer I get heart palpitations even if it's only one beer is this normal?

Normal for you: You have a sensitivity or allergy to a component in the beer and should avoid it--more common with darker beers (and dark liquors), so could try pale/red and see if don't get symptoms--if these do it also, discuss w/your dr, bit are likely "off" beer due to this sensitivity. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a deadly arhytmia while drinking alcohol (6 beers) for someone without heart problem?

Arrhythmia: Low probability of deadly arrhythmia if your heart is normal. There is never is zero probability however. ...Read more

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When should medical attn be sought for alcohol withdrawal? Drinking 7-8 beers/night for 2 yrs. Sober 48hrs. Nitesweats, fast heart, sleep trouble

When should medical attn be sought for alcohol withdrawal? Drinking 7-8 beers/night for 2 yrs. Sober 48hrs. Nitesweats, fast heart, sleep trouble

Usually: Symptoms are not apparent for 5 days or so after the last drink. However I would seek medical attention based on what you are reporting. ...Read more

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When I drink alcohol I either wake up w/ a racing heart or have one before bed? Sometimes happens after drinking 2 beers and sometimes not at all. Why?

When I drink alcohol I either wake up w/ a racing heart or have one before bed? Sometimes happens after drinking 2 beers and sometimes not at all. Why?

You should check: Check with your primary doctor or cardiologist. While it is true that it may be a common enough, not so dangerous matter ("Holiday Heart"), we can't know this without checking. ...Read more

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I don't drink often but on valentines Day I had 3 glasses of wine and a beer. Went to sleep and woke up with my heart racing 160 bpm. Why?

Maybe dehydration: Most likely that you are dehydrated but if you have a rapid heart rate like that at other times see your provider to be evaluated for a possible other cause of fast heart rate (like a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)). ...Read more

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After drinking a beer I got heartburn followed by severe upper back cramps that come in waves every minute or so. 21, active. Is this a heart issue?

After drinking a beer I got heartburn followed by severe upper back cramps that come in waves every minute or so. 21, active. Is this a heart issue?

Probably not: This sounds like esophageal spasms and it feels like back spasms. Sometimes drinking too much also dehydrates you and causes your muscle to cramp At your heart it probably is not heart but monitor for other symptoms ...Read more

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Can I drink non alcoholic beer with irregular heart beat and kidney stones?

Can I drink non alcoholic beer with irregular heart beat and kidney stones?

Yes: And the alcoholic kind, if not in excess. I trust that if the kidney stones are made of uric acid and you have gout, you're either being treated or will keep the alcohol use down. ...Read more

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Can I drink beer or hard liquor with pre mature irregular heart beats forgot to ask heart doctor. He said stay away from caffeine.

Maybe?: There are electrical properties of heart tissue that change in response to drinking, as well as the body's overall levels of adrenaline (what we call catecholamines). It's rather common for people to trigger atrial fibrillation by binges of drinking. Depending on their mechanisms, premature beats can be similarly triggered. If you find that you have more when you drink, you have your answer. ...Read more

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I turn red whenever I drink beer or other drinks. Hard time breathing, eyes seem red and uncomfortable, heart beats faster. What's wrong? Cure?

I turn red whenever I drink beer or other drinks. Hard time breathing, eyes seem red and uncomfortable, heart beats faster. What's wrong? Cure?

Need more info: Some meds can cause this rxn. Others are allergic to the fernenting agents etc. Would abstain from these beverages and see your dr. If no meds to blame then allergy testing or other studies may need to be done. ...Read more

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Why does my heart rate the next morning even after drinking 1-2 beers become over 100? say 125 BPM! But blood pressure is 110/70 or lower.

Why does my heart rate the next morning even after drinking 1-2 beers become over 100? say 125 BPM! But blood pressure is 110/70 or lower.

Heart Rate ETOH: Both binge drinking and long-term drinking can affect how quickly a heart beats. The heart depends on an internal pacemaker system to keep it pumping consistently and at the right speed. Alcohol disturbs this pacemaker system and causes the heart to beat too rapidly, or irregularly.
More commonly secondary to atrial fibrillation ...Read more

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I am experiencing rapid heart rate (worsened by: alcohol use, caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.), psychological stress). The following. ..

I am experiencing rapid heart rate (worsened by: alcohol use, caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.), psychological stress). The following. ..

Rapid heart rate tip: - avoid caffeine, alcohol, and stress
- drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
- see PCP for further evaluation, discuss exercise options with PCP
- go to Emergency Department if symptoms worsen ...Read more

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If someone drinks 8 beers a day and takes pain bill that u can buy at a store and take 8 to 10 a day he is weak his heart is beating fast and light headed

If someone drinks 8 beers a day and takes pain bill that u can buy at a store and take 8 to 10 a day he is weak his heart is beating fast and light headed

See doctor asap: If you are talking about tylenol, (acetaminophen) it is much more toxic in someone who is drinking that much, and if he takes 8-10 day he may be causing liver damage. If you are talking about Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) or naproxyn (alleve), it can cause stomach, liver and kidney damage, particularly when combined with alcohol. See a doctor for an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can long term cocaine, heroin, and alcohol use cause specific heart damage such as atherosclerosis?

Can long term cocaine, heroin, and alcohol use cause specific heart damage such as atherosclerosis?

Alcohol is toxic and: Potentially damages everything it touches, including hearts, but also livers, kidneys, bladders, etc. Cocaine amps up everything (its a speed), plus is also toxic, so yes, it can damage tissue, too. Heroin fills up opiate receptors and in effect, turns a lot of functions off. Whenever you have tissue damage, you are likely to get inflammation, which is one cause of arterial plaque. ...Read more

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I have autoimmune and sinus tachycardia. Tried some red wine and it gave me a flare up. Beer made heart race. Is there any drink I could possibly have?

I have autoimmune and sinus tachycardia. Tried some red wine and it gave me a flare up. Beer made heart race. Is there any drink I could possibly have?

Likely the alcohol: Alcohol can adversely impact the heart whether you have autoimmune disease or not. It has been reported that the alcohol effect on the heart is particularly more pronounced among Asians who flushed a lot from alcohol intake. Occasionally adverse reactions from sulfite in beer and wine may also play a role (especially for some people with asthma). Try a shot or two of vodka and see what happens. ...Read more