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Foods and drinks that can cause heart palpitations

por Nur Halim (2020-10-04)

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Heart palpitations can not only be caused by psychological conditions such as anxiety, stress, and fear. You may have experienced, the heart feels pretty fast, after consuming something. This is not surprising, because there are indeed several types of food and drink that can make the heartbeat. Coffee may have been a known intake to cause this condition. However, drinking is not the only cause of heart palpitations. Food and drinks cause heart palpitations Although generally not a dangerous condition, a pounding heart can make you uncomfortable in carrying out daily activities. So that the heart can stay calm, avoid some foods and drinks with the following ingredients.  1. CaffeineCaffeine has long been believed to be one of the ingredients that can make the heartbeat. Not only in coffee, but you can also find this content in other drinks, such as:
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Energy drink
  • Chocolate
Caffeine can make the sympathetic nervous system more active, and increase the production of stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. Not only that, but caffeine also increases blood pressure and heart rate. However, a study says, caffeine has no effect on heart palpitations. So, additional research needs to be done to really know the effect of caffeine in this condition. 2. AlcoholAlcohol is one of the most common causes that can make your heartbeat. Moreover, if you previously had a history of heart problems such as arrhythmias, or heart rate disorders. 3. SugarSugar is also believed to be one of the ingredients in food and beverages that can cause heart palpitations. One simple example to remember is when you consume too much sugar, which results in a sugar rush, which can cause your heart to beat. Then, when the blood sugar drops back down, you will again feel your heart beating fast. 4. MSGUntil now, there were no studies showing the effect of monosodium glutamate (MSG) on heart rate. However, some cases of heart palpitations occur after consuming foods that contain lots of MSG. If you are one of them, limit your consumption of MSG so that this condition does not occur again. Consumption of certain drugs can also make the heartbeat Your heart rate can also increase when you take certain medications. Commonly consumed medications such as cold, allergy, and asthma medications, which contain phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine, can make your heartbeat. In addition, some of the drugs and their ingredients below can also make you feel a firmer heartbeat.
  • Diet pills
  • Medicines containing thyroid hormone
  • Certain antibiotics, such as azithromycin, amoxicillin, levofloxacin, and ciprofloxacin
  • Amphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Nicotine

Diabetics who use insulin to lower blood sugar levels can also develop this condition. The heart will start pounding, when the blood sugar levels become too low after eating, due to excess insulin in the body. Is heart palpitations a dangerous condition? Heart palpitations in general are actually not a dangerous condition. However, in some cases, this condition can also indicate a more serious illness, especially if accompanied by:
  • The head feels dizzy
  • Looks like a confused person
  • The head feels spinning
  • Hard to breathe
  • Fainting when the heart starts beating faster
  • Chest pain
  • Chest tightness and pressure
  • The neck, hands, and jaw become stiff
  • Body sweating
  • Shortness of breath
If you experience the above symptoms, then immediately contact your doctor.