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Health Risks Of 5 Hour Energy Drink
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
I drink about 3-4 cans of energy drink (redbull) per day. How does this affect my health? Is it dangerous? Thank you
Can be: It contains a lot of caffeine and high levels of other supplements - some in excess can be harmful - caffeine in high does can lead to nervousness and irritability, sleep difficulties or even cause your heart to race or high blood pressure. Some of it depends on your medical history. Some people experience headaches when they dont have the caffeine. If you have doubts about it ask your doc. ...Read more
Why is drinking coffee everyday bad for you i drink coffee everyday and have energy drinks like twice a week and am 17 what health risk will i have?
Caffeine: Calling caffeine, taurine, and sugar 'energy' is one of the modern day's snake oil gimmicks. These chemicals, not needed for health, cause your heart muscle to work harder and faster than it needs to do. It is aging your heart faster than you would be aging naturally. Caffeine and taurine are also telling your brain that you cannot live without them. They are highly addictive. ...Read more
Nobody knows: Since these products are considered food supplements, there is no requirement for safety testing. There have been a number of deaths reported to the fda in teenagers using these products, and there is an fda investigation which has been started. Many of these products do not even list the amount of caffeine they contain. Some have about 1/2 the amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, others more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Do health consequences result from drinking energy drinks while taking prozac? If so, what are they?
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
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
Can U drink Alcohol?: Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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