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Why is it after I drink alcohol my heart beats faster?

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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In brief: Typical side-effect

Alcohol is well known for increasing the risk of heart arrhythmia (when the heart beats irregularly).
If you are getting heart arrhythmia (such as a faster heart beat) after each alcohol consumption, you should probably either cut down or just stop drinking. The exact mechanism of why alcohol affects the heart is not fully understood but it may be both neural or dehydration induced.

In brief: Typical side-effect

Alcohol is well known for increasing the risk of heart arrhythmia (when the heart beats irregularly).
If you are getting heart arrhythmia (such as a faster heart beat) after each alcohol consumption, you should probably either cut down or just stop drinking. The exact mechanism of why alcohol affects the heart is not fully understood but it may be both neural or dehydration induced.
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