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26 year old male, drink about a 6 pack a night. Active, 6'1 200 pounds, non smoker. Can the beer I drink cause heart palpable and racing h.R.? No insu

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Directly and indirectly.
I agree directly as per my colleague dr rutledge. But also indirectly from being dehydrated causing the heart to compensate for loss in volume and become irritable. I would recommend a reduction in alcohol consumption and consider keeping an eye out for a health fair or find a freeclinic to get a health assessment and assess risks. If issues persists or worsens, b seen.

In brief: Possible

Directly and indirectly.
I agree directly as per my colleague dr rutledge. But also indirectly from being dehydrated causing the heart to compensate for loss in volume and become irritable. I would recommend a reduction in alcohol consumption and consider keeping an eye out for a health fair or find a freeclinic to get a health assessment and assess risks. If issues persists or worsens, b seen.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Time to slow down on the booze sir.

In brief: Yes

Time to slow down on the booze sir.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Bart Denys
Alcohol is a stimulant AND depressant.. It increases the irritability of the heart. Very well known is the "holiday heart"...excessive drinking during holidays or spring break. Additionally, alcohol acts as a diuretic and causes dehydration. So in short, the answer is a loud YES!!!
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Alcohol toxic 2heart

In low doses alcohol, and particularly red wine, offer some health benefits.
But more than 1-2 drinks every day does damage not only to the liver, but also the heart and brain. Long term excessive alcohol causes heart failure, and short term binges can cause a racing heart (tachyarrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation or flutter). For good health, keep your drinking down to one drink a day.

In brief: Alcohol toxic 2heart

In low doses alcohol, and particularly red wine, offer some health benefits.
But more than 1-2 drinks every day does damage not only to the liver, but also the heart and brain. Long term excessive alcohol causes heart failure, and short term binges can cause a racing heart (tachyarrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation or flutter). For good health, keep your drinking down to one drink a day.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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