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Doctor insights on: Energy Drinks Causing Heart Problems In Teens

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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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Do energy drinks ever cause any heart problems? Can you have too many?

Do energy drinks ever cause any heart problems? Can you have too many?

Yes and yes: Too many energy drinks can cause palpitations, tachycardia and other heart problems. If you are drinking lots of energy drinks and having heart symptoms, see your doc right away. It's a good idea to limit your consumption of energy drinks. ...Read more

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Coughing x 3 weeks. Initially productive now dry. Have air gulping and palpitations and low energy. Can heart problems cause coughing?

Coughing x 3 weeks. Initially productive now dry. Have air gulping and palpitations and low energy. Can heart problems cause coughing?

Can do: Yes, heart problems can cause a cough-specifically congestive heart failure, a condition in which fluid builds up in lungs due to various forms of heart dysfunction. Usually accompanying this diagnosis is shortness of breath with activity as well as sob in bed such that one has to prop up the head of the bed at night to breathe. If these are occurring then best to get checked out by your pcp. ...Read more

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How common are heart problems in the teens and 20s?

How common are heart problems in the teens and 20s?

Congnital heart dise: Teens and 20s do not normally have heart problems like coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy etc. But some who are born with congenital heart disease even if cured by surgery may still have residual disease and complications, rarely they can have viral infections causing complications like cardiomyopathy. And occasionally rheumatic heart disease.These are not that common but still seen. ...Read more

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I am 26 and have been overweight since my teens. Should I be worried about any heart problems or is my anxiety playing a role of me worrying so much?

I am 26 and have been overweight since my teens. Should I be worried about any heart problems or is my anxiety playing a role of me worrying so much?

Obesity is an: Independent risk factor for heart disease. You should be worried. In addition it also leads to other life shortening illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. Both of these disorders will lead to complications and a shortened life expectancy. Lose weight. If you can't do it yourself ask your health care professional for help. ...Read more

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I have been having heart problems for the psst couple years, was recently admitted into a hospital for a heat rate of 28 bpm. Had angiogram done with nothing to be found out of the ordinary, at times I still get really dizzy and lose energy. Was wo

I have been having heart problems for the psst couple years, was recently admitted into a hospital for a heat rate of 28 bpm. Had angiogram done with nothing to be found out of the ordinary, at times I still get really dizzy and lose energy. Was wo

Focus on low pulse: A normal angiogram does not mean that you could not have problems from low heart rate. You should focus on the heart rate of 28 bpm. How long did you have this low heart rate (seconds, minutes or longer) and did you feel weak and dizzy during the low heart rate. If this cannot be answered you may need a ambulatory telemetry monitor for a couple of weeks or longer. ...Read more

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Is it heart problems, for a few weeks have burning pain between shoulder blades, get indigestion after eating/drinking anything feeling weak/tired alwa?

Is it heart problems, for a few weeks have burning pain between shoulder blades, get indigestion after eating/drinking anything feeling weak/tired alwa?

Esophagitis: It sounds like esophagitis to me - I see you have a hx of stomach ulcer. Have you been checked for H.pylori infection, which could cause your symptoms and is curable with the right antibiotic regimen? (PS, your country, S.Africa, is very beautiful!). ...Read more

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Acne and drinking, and also chest pains I have a direct family history of heart disease and heart problems on my dad's side of the family. My dad died from a massive heart attack in 2009. His mother did in 2004. His dad had one the same year in 2004 but he

You: You have extremely high blood pressure – a hypertensive crisis is often defined by a systolic blood pressure of 180 or higher or a diastolic blood pressure of 120 or higher. Blood pressure this high can damage blood vessels or lead to a stroke. With a blood pressure as high as you have reported, you should seek immediate medical attention. Treatment for blood pressure this high may include hospitalization for treatment with intravenous (IV) medications. I am very concerned that you will not live to be 50 unless you begin to control the risk factors that contribute to your mortality risk — smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and alcohol consumption, if it is excessive. ...Read more

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What to do to slow down your heart rate after drinking an energy drink?

What to do to slow down your heart rate after drinking an energy drink?

Don't do it: Don't drink the energy drink! (presumably it contains caffeine and, short of taking medicines that require medical care and have potential side effects, you can't slow the heart at home.). ...Read more

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If I get really bad heart palpations from energy drink is something wrong with me?

If I get really bad heart palpations from energy drink is something wrong with me?

No the drink is bad,: No, the drink can do that, ; you should avoid them. If you still get palpitations off of stmulants such as caffeine, then you should go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Drank energy drink and have fast heart rate?

Drank energy drink and have fast heart rate?

Caffeine: Energy drinks contain caffeine. Caffeine is a cardiac stimulant and regularly results in fast heart rate. See the connection? ...Read more

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What are some effects of drinking energy drinks when you have a heart murmur?

What are some effects of drinking energy drinks when you have a heart murmur?

Depends: On heart murmur, but energy drinks have high levels of caffeine and sometimes other stimulants as well all of which will increase heart rate and could contribute to or exacerbate heart problems ...Read more

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I have recently noticed that my heart will skip a beat but tonight I was eating dinner took a sip of my energy drink and my heart rate was 194?

I have recently noticed that my heart will skip a beat but tonight I was eating dinner took a sip of my energy drink and my heart rate was 194?

The energy drink: You need to stop drinking the energy drinks. Very bad for you. To much caffeine and speeds up the heart and the rest of the system. Quit that junk ...Read more