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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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Rapid Heart Rate (Pulse) (Definition)

Rapid heart beat is a symptom in which a person's heart is beating fast. A fast heart rate can be normal if a person is excited or exercising. Sometimes a rapid rate is called sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation, etc..., depending on the type of arrhythmia (heart rhythm or rate problem). ...Read more


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I wake up scared along with rapid heart beat a lot. What does this mean?

I wake up scared along with rapid heart beat a lot. What does this mean?

Need evaluation: You may have fibrillatation need evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat rapid heart beat after shock?

How can I treat rapid heart beat after shock?

Relax: It is normal to have fast best in stressful conditions so relax and if the fast heart rate persist see your pcp. ...Read more

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My friend heart beats rapidly at very random times and he doesn't think that's a problem. What can he do about his random rapid heart beat?

My friend heart beats rapidly at very random times and he doesn't think that's a problem. What can he do about his random rapid heart beat?

See a doctor: There are many causes of this. It would be helpful to know how fast his heart rate gets. He might well need blood tests such as thyroid testing. He would also need an electrocardiogram and possibly a 24 hr heart monitor called a holter monitor.It would be important to see his doctor to determine if the rapid heart rate originates from the top or bottom of the heart. Avoid caffeine and see a doctor! ...Read more

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Is it alright to get rid of your pacemaker once you feel better with your heart beat?

Is it alright to get rid of your pacemaker once you feel better with your heart beat?

No: I am sure the pacemaker was placed for a reason which would not spontaneously heal itself. You're likely feeling better because of your pacemaker. If there ever is a reason to do so, a pacemaker can be easily turned off. ...Read more

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I am taking nortriptaline 30mg for migraine 2 days now. Having rapid heart beat after taking. Shall I continue taking? Quit it cold? Taper off?

I am taking nortriptaline 30mg for migraine 2 days now. Having rapid heart beat after taking. Shall I continue taking? Quit it cold? Taper off?

Sounds like: You are having adverse rxtn to the nortriptyline, and the dose you are taking is far too low to really prevent future migraine headaches. If you increase dose, you will have more problems. There are far better prophylactic options, and it is best to find a headache specialist, and consider other meds or even otc preps which are safer, more effective, and have less side effect potential. ...Read more

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I regularly have high blood pressure, usually acompanied with rapid heart beat. May I consume a little cofee or alcohol. Or better avoid it.?

I regularly have high blood pressure, usually acompanied with rapid heart beat. May I consume a little cofee or alcohol. Or better avoid it.?

Hypertension: You should not have high BP regularly. You should be able to control it well with medications. If it accompanied with rapid heart rate, your BP meds may have to be tweaked to include a beta blocker. Have it checked with your family doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get an occasional rapid heart beat when drinking?

Why do I get an occasional rapid heart beat when drinking?

Rapid heart rate: Alcohol is known to have vasodilator properties, as a reflex the heart rate can go up transiently. But if you have been drinking for quite sometime, it damages the heart muscle, you will end up in congestive heart failure and that can also increase the heart rate. ...Read more

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What can cause a rapid heart beat?

What can cause a rapid heart beat?

Rapid heart rate: Tachycardia can be physiological or pathological. Exercise, caffiene can increase heart rate. Meanwhile diseases of the heart, like atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, congestive heart failure, ventricular tachycardia can cause heart to speed up. ...Read more

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What is the BPM for rapid heart beat?

What is the BPM for rapid heart beat?

>100: >100 BPM is "tachycardia" which may be entirely appropriate and healthy depending on the activity at the time. ...Read more

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What could cause a have rapid heart beat?

What could cause a have rapid heart beat?

Rapid heart rate: Fever, anxiety, caffeine containing beverages can increase heart rate, diseases such as atrial fibrillation, flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, and life threatening ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation- hear rates can reach to more than 200. ...Read more

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What are some causes for a rapid heart beat?

What are some causes for a rapid heart beat?

There can be several: Stress or any state where your body is producing Epinephrine (adrenaline) will increase your heart rate. Increased activity like exercise will alter your hr. Certain drugs like Cocaine can dramatically increase your hr. Also severe infections. Then there are rhythm problems of the heart like atrial fibrillation, svt and other abnormal electrical conduction can cause rapid heart rat. ...Read more

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How can I treat rapid heart beat after shock?

Relax: It is normal to have fast best in stressful conditions so relax and if the fast heart rate persist see your pcp. ...Read more

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What are the causes of rapid heart beat on exertion?

What are the causes of rapid heart beat on exertion?

May be normal respon: After exercise the heart rate will go up, this is a physiological response. And it should come base line in 10-15min of rest. If in case the heart rate continues to be high more than 100, then you should seek medical help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rapid heart beat?

What is the definition or description of: Rapid heart beat?

Rapid Heart Beat: A Heart beat (pulse) over 100 beats per minute. The medical term is tachycardia. There are several reasons for a tachycardia. The most common is a sinus tachycardia which is usually a normal response to physical, emotional or metabolic exertion or illness. Other reasons are for rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, and others. ...Read more

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I wake up scared along with rapid heart beat a lot. What does this mean?

Need evaluation: You may have fibrillatation need evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am a 32 yr old woman & I wake up extremely hot in the morning with rapid heart beat?

I am a 32 yr old woman & I wake up extremely hot in the morning with rapid heart beat?

Please see below: It may be just due to bad dreams or anxiety. It could also be due to abnormal thyroid hormone level. Please your thyroid hormone level. ...Read more

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What r the possibilities of chronic rapid heart beat, near 100 and above in a 38 yr old female, no heart condition at present?

Hyperthyroid?: I will recommend performing an ekg and a thyroid test to ruled our hyperthyroidism or graves dz more common in females. Ekg to ruled out heart electrical conditions like pre-excitation syndromes like wpw. Also be aware of excess in coffee and medications that will increase the heart rate. Obesity and asthma will increase your resting heart rate too. ...Read more

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My friend heart beats rapidly at very random times and he doesn't think that's a problem. What can he do about his random rapid heart beat?

See a doctor: There are many causes of this. It would be helpful to know how fast his heart rate gets. He might well need blood tests such as thyroid testing. He would also need an electrocardiogram and possibly a 24 hr heart monitor called a holter monitor.It would be important to see his doctor to determine if the rapid heart rate originates from the top or bottom of the heart. Avoid caffeine and see a doctor! ...Read more