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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

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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Is drinking alcohol good or bad for my heart?

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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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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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

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Why does my heart race after drinking alcohol?

Why does my heart race after drinking alcohol?

EtOH is a depressant: The brain monitors&adjusts heart muscle rate & strength of contraction 20-30 times/second. After alcohol, many people express feeling they keep hidden/controlled while sober. Brain control (thus also heart function) is highly influenced by feelings to include our history/memory/complex-associations. For some, alcohol greatly increases cardiac arrhythmia; 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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