Do energy drinks ever cause any heart problems? Can you have too many?

Yes and yes. Too many energy drinks can cause palpitations, tachycardia and other heart problems. If you are drinking lots of energy drinks and having heart symptoms, see your doc right away. It's a good idea to limit your consumption of energy drinks.
Yes. Energy drink contains a lot of caffeine and other stimulants. This can cause heart palpitations and arrhythmia, as well as make you more likely to consume excess alcohol by masking its effects. Plus that is a lot of empty calories. Read the label for more info.
Absolutely! Sorry to burst the "natural" bubble of those energy drinks but the only true "energy" comes from the caffeine. Sure, they will say that they also contain this herb or that vitamin, blah, blah, blah. None are fda approved, though. It's all about the caffeine! and, yes, too much caffeine can cause cardiac arrthymias and elevate your blood pressure. Try to limit them as much as you can!

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Can energy drinks cause heart problems?

Possibly. Most energy drinks have heavy amounts of caffeine in them. In those who have a propensity to cardiac arrhythmias, high levels of caffeine can bring on these arrhythmias. However, caffeine in and of itself has not been shown to cause any heart damage as far as i know. Read more...

Coughing x 3 weeks. Initially productive now dry. Have air gulping and palpitations and low energy. Can heart problems cause coughing?

Can do. Yes, heart problems can cause a cough-specifically congestive heart failure, a condition in which fluid builds up in lungs due to various forms of heart dysfunction. Usually accompanying this diagnosis is shortness of breath with activity as well as sob in bed such that one has to prop up the head of the bed at night to breathe. If these are occurring then best to get checked out by your pcp. Read more...

I have been having heart problems for the psst couple years, was recently admitted into a hospital for a heat rate of 28 bpm. Had angiogram done with nothing to be found out of the ordinary, at times I still get really dizzy and lose energy. Was wo

Was it really 28? If so, your markedly slow heartrate, is likely to be the cause of your symptoms, which are potentially dangerous. If your heart rhythm hasn't been studied with telemetry or holter monitoring, it should be. It is possible to correct slow rates using certain medications or a pacemaker. Read more...
Focus on low pulse. A normal angiogram does not mean that you could not have problems from low heart rate. You should focus on the heart rate of 28 bpm. How long did you have this low heart rate (seconds, minutes or longer) and did you feel weak and dizzy during the low heart rate. If this cannot be answered you may need a ambulatory telemetry monitor for a couple of weeks or longer. Read more...