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Why is my heart racing in the middle of the night after drinking alcohol?

Why is my heart racing in the middle of the night after drinking alcohol?

IT HAS LIKELY: Dehydrated you or your heart's electrical conduction system is sensitive.
Either way, cut down on booze and extra hydrate please. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Why does my heart race after drinking alcohol?

Why does my heart race after drinking alcohol?

EtOH is a depressant: Our brain monitors&adjusts heart muscle rate&strength of contraction 20-30 times/second. After alcohol, many people express feelings kept hidden/controlled while sober. Brain control (thus also heart function) is highly influenced by feelings, including internalized history/memory/complex-associations. For some, Etoh greatly increases cardiac arrhythmias. Docs can't see causes; only end behaviors. ...Read more

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Heart beats fast and thumping after drinking alcohol, should I be concerned?

Heart beats fast and thumping after drinking alcohol, should I be concerned?

Possibly: What kind of alcohol? Wine, beer, spirits? How much alcohol? Are you taking any medications? Any health issues? Tannins in wine can cause heart rate changes. Bing drinking does adversely affect the heart. Too much alcohol can cause heart muscle disease. Discuss your drinking habits with your doctor to determine if any additional evaluations are necessary. ...Read more

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The day after drinking alcohol I feel panicky and sometimes faint and hot. And my heart beats faster. Why?

The day after drinking alcohol I feel panicky and sometimes faint and hot. And my heart beats faster. Why?

Withdrawal: If you are a heavy frequent user of alcohol you may be going through withdrawal which includes increased anxiety heart palpitations and feeling flushed. You may want to seek out a psychiatrist and see a doctor to evaluate further. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol good or bad for my heart?

That depends on: What your body needs. Do you need to lower your risk of heart disease or lower your risk of alcoholism? Every human being is truly a study of one! In general, alcohol is a poison. Use it wisely. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart races after drinking alcohol?

What do you advise for heart races after drinking alcohol?

Withdrawal?: If you drink a lot of alcohol then stop, you go through withdrawal and this can make the heart race. Answer is to drink less, and less often. Also, when you drink, eat something, this slows down the absorption. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause rapid heart beat and flushing after drinking alcohol?

What could cause rapid heart beat and flushing after drinking alcohol?

Genetic variant: Some people have a genetic variant of an enzyme that metabolizes alcohol. The aldh2 gene regulates the production of the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 that transforms acetaldehyde into acetic acid. The aldh2*2 variant is common in individuals of east asian descent (45-50%), but is extremely rare in most non-asian populations. When drinking alcohol, these people flush, have tachycardia, etc, . ...Read more

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

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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Can a lot of alcohol consumption lead to frequent heart palpitations or unusual rhythms even in the most healthy person or unhealthy?

Alcohol: As your body is trying to clear the alcohol, you often lose both potassium and magnesium, both of which if out of balance can cause heart palpitations. Alcohol is also a neuro toxin, liver toxin, and makes you prone to a lot of health problems. If you or someone you know is having these symptoms after alcohol, I would recommend a blood test and being evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I see my heart beat more then just feel it. I quit drinking alcohol completely about two months ago and have had very bad anxiety almost constantly as?

I see my heart beat more then just feel it. I quit drinking alcohol completely about two months ago and have had very bad anxiety almost constantly as?

Not too surprising: This phenomenon of being able to see your chest rise & fall with your heart's beating is not uncommon. It can be particularly noticeable with you are lying on your back. Withdrawal from alcohol can result in physical symptoms such as more rapid & forceful heart beats. By now, it should be improving. See your doctor for help with your anxiety. Resist temptation to return to alcohol to help it! ...Read more

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Why does my heart beat fast and flushing after drinking alcohol?

Are you Asian?: There is a condition due to inability to metabolize alcohol call alcohol flush syndrome. Around 30% of asian descend people have it. Associated with flush, erythema and tachycardia. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol after a heart attack affect my chances of having another heart attack?

Does drinking alcohol after a heart attack affect my chances of having another heart attack?

AHA recommendation: If you drink alcohol, do so an average of one to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women. A drink is one 12 oz. Beer or 4 oz. Of wine. Drinking more alcohol increases high blood pressure, obesity, stroke, breast cancer, suicide and accidents. The american heart association cautions people not to start drinking. .. If they do not already drink alcohol. ...Read more

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I got a fast heart rate after drinking alcohol how can I slow it down and why does it happen?

I got a fast heart rate after drinking alcohol how can I slow it down and why does it happen?

The fast heart rate: Probably occurs as a physiological response to the vasodilatation caused by the alcohol. It should slow down naturally as the alcohol metabolizes out of your system. You could try hydrating significantly before drinking or drinking less alcohol. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol socially cause leakage of heart mitral valve if you have a weakened mitral valve due to endocrdidtis.

Will drinking alcohol socially cause leakage of heart mitral valve if you have a weakened mitral valve due to endocrdidtis.

Technically no BUT: If you suffer from mitral valve prolapse, most physicians would encourage you to embrace a healthy lifestyle - exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, avoid tobacco & excessive caffeine, limit alcohol intake, and make sure you maintain good dental health. 'socially' depends on precisely what you mean by social. I would encourage you to discuss this issue with your physician. ...Read more

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Had about 3 drinks last night. Heart was beating faster than normal. Still doing it today. Is this normal after drinking alcohol?

Had about 3 drinks last night. Heart was beating faster than normal. Still doing it today. Is this normal after drinking alcohol?

No: How fast???? Also thumping forcefully in chest? Feel discomfort or labored breathing? Any meds? Possibly some contaminant was slipped into a drink. Possibly overactive thyroid. Possible intrinsic heart rhythm such as WPW, SVT, etc. Have you taken a dose of caffeine, herb, cold remedy, weight loss pill, etc. See a DR TODAY. ...Read more

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After drinking alcohol I wake up the day after with a dull feeling around my heart. Every so often ill get a shock in the same place. What is it?

After drinking alcohol I wake up the day after with a dull feeling around my heart. Every so often ill get a shock in the same place. What is it?

Chest pain: If you're getting chest discomfort after drinking alcohol, that's likely your body telling you to find something else to drink. You may be getting gastric or esophageal irritation. Not sure what your shock sensation could be without more description. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol cause leakage of your mitral heart valve, if you have a weakened mitral valve due to endocarditis.?

Will drinking alcohol cause leakage of your mitral heart valve, if you have a weakened mitral valve due to endocarditis.?

Cardiomyopathy: Alcohol is not likely to directly effect a endocarditis damaged valve. However, heavy alcohol usage can cause alcoholic cardiomyopathy. This toxic effect injures the heart muscle, diminishes the muscle function, and dilates the heart. Dilation of the heart causes valves to leak. "echocardiogram may show enlarged heart chambers, leaking valves, and reduced pumping efficiency" http://goo. Gl/po8vcu. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect heart valves in a negative way if had mitral valve repair heart surgery.1 year has passed Is drinking alcohol allowed?

Does alcohol affect heart valves in a negative way if had mitral valve repair heart surgery.1 year has passed Is drinking alcohol allowed?

Alcohol: Should have no significant effect on valve repair. Drinking 1-2 drinks per day for a male seems to help prevent early mortality. ...Read more

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My triglycerides test came back high at 3.6 fasting. I'm 34 slightly overweight, drink moderate alcohol no smoking. Am I at risk to have heart attack?

My triglycerides test came back high at 3.6 fasting. I'm 34 slightly overweight, drink moderate alcohol no smoking. Am I at risk to have heart attack?

You could be.: Triglyceride elevation is often due to excessive calorie/carbohydrate intake, excess alcohol intake. Whether you have significant risk of heart attack will depend on additional risk factors you may have, such as family history, abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood pressure etc. Recommend that you get a full evaluation by your doctor to further assess your risk. ...Read more

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What is a heart disease that can be caused from drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

What is a heart disease that can be caused from drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Cardiomyopoathy: Sometimes, during or after pregnancy a pateint may develop a weak heart otherwise known as a cardiomyopathy. Excessive alcohol may help contribute to that. This can be diagnosed with an echocardiogram. ...Read more

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I know that drinking alcohol decreases the metabolism. Does smoking weed have the same effect?

I know that drinking alcohol decreases the metabolism. Does smoking weed have the same effect?

See below: I am not really sure what you mean by alcohol reducing metabolism. It clearly reduces intestinal motion and function in certain parts of the brain. Its overall effect on metabolic rate is not much. Marijuana also reduces function in certain areas of the brain but has little impact on metabolic rate. ...Read more

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What's worse for you drinking alcohol or smoking weed?

What's worse for you drinking alcohol or smoking weed?

Impossible to answer: As asked. A famous physician of the Middle Ages, Paracelsus said - "All remedies are poisons. The difference lies in the dose." Is having one drink per day safer than smoking 1/2 oz of weed per day? Is drinking a liter a day safer than having one joint per week?? In general, alcohol causes more damage, more deaths, more illness than any drug other than tobacco (which is actually most harmful). ...Read more

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My heart valve is replaced with mechanical. It can v calcium diposions after long time affects function. Alcohol consumption will clear this diposion?

My heart valve is replaced with mechanical. It can v calcium diposions after long time affects function. Alcohol consumption will clear this diposion?

NO: Mild to moderate alcohol use can increase "good" cholesterol, but doesn't affect calcium deposits on valve. I suspect you are on a blood thinner for valve, which CAN be adversely affected by alcohol. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. My heart starts beating fast after meal and/or alcohol consumption. What could it be?

Hi doctor. My heart starts beating fast after meal and/or alcohol consumption. What could it be?

Diet: It is related to your diet and alcohol -- I recommend more vegetables and fruit and drink alcohol in moderation. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more