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If I Stopped Drinking Alcohol Will My Heart Get Better
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?
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
I get heart flutters everyday, they seem worse while drinking alcohol. Is this dangerous? Can drinking on occasion cause me a heart attack?
Tachycardia from drinking alcohol. I am hydrated, and I have taken propranolol/xanax, but cannot get my heart rate below 95 while resting? Now what?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The day after drinking alcohol I feel panicky and sometimes faint and hot. And my heart beats faster. Why?
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
Drinking alcohol after having mitral valve heart surgery for leaky heart valve allowed? Will alcohol have any effects on repaired heart valve?
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
Does alcohol affect heart valves in a negative way if had mitral valve repair heart surgery.1 year has passed Is drinking alcohol allowed?
Occasional PAC's and PVC's. Ruled out heart disease with cardiologist. If I have a drink of alcohol, is this dangerous? I get them with/without booze
Probably not: Probably not as long as you do it in moderation. Excess drinking has its potential risk regardless wether you have or have not any medical condition ...Read more
Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg daily + metoprolol 12, 5 mg daily. What's the side effect mixing, resting hr 50-65 whithout meds, can I get heart block? Can drink alcohol?
Paxil (paroxetine): In few cases Paxil (paroxetine) could cause low heart beat as side effect. Metoprolol also decreases heart rate as a drug effect. Combination could cause significantly slow heart rate in your case. Because your resting heart rate with meds is 50-65. So you have to discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Can I mix claritin, (loratadine) Pepcid complete and drink alcohol? I have the Asian flush as they call it and get rapid heart beat, headache, red flush+warmth.
You can, but…: The Asian flush, as you term it, is caused by an enzyme which makes you metabolize alcohol into acetaldehyde. Since this is a genetic issue, Pepcid and Claritin (loratadine) will not help, although you can take them with alcohol in reasonable doses. Also, there is an increased risk of esophageal cancer with alcohol intake in patients with the Asian flush, so you should avoid regular drinking. Good luck. ...Read more
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
My heart valve is replaced with mechanical. It can v calcium diposions after long time affects function. Alcohol consumption will clear this diposion?
Is a fast harder pounding heart after eating normally? It comes after eating fatty, greasy, junk food or after alcohol consumption. Normal?
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