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

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David Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Karl Spector
Dr. Karl Spector
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