A previously healthy year-old man wound up in the emergency room with heart problems after drinking two energy drinks a day, as well as alcohol, for months, according to a new report. The man experienced a very fast heart rate and an irregular heart rhythm called arrhythmia , and the report supports a connection found in many previous studies: that there is a link between energy-drink consumption and heart problems. Given the popularity of energy drinks, doctors should consider asking patients about their energy-drink consumption if they have an unexplained heart rhythm problem, the researchers said. Previous studies have found that consuming just one energy drink can increase blood pressure , sometimes to unhealthy levels.
Dangers of Monster Energy Drinks
Energy-Drink Habit Sends Man to ER with Heart Problems | Live Science
Energy drinks are loaded with stimulants and, more often than not, sugar as well. So surprise surprise, chugging these things is probably not great for your body. But with headlines suggesting just one can of the stuff could raise your heart disease risk, some Red Bull connoisseurs may already be panicking about their poor tickers. The results of this latest study are not quite so sinister. These short-term changes could predispose an individual to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
An Average Heart Rate After Drinking a Monster Energy Drink
Shannon Neumann specializes in clinical exercise for cardiac disease, diabetes, pulmonary disease, nutrition and stress management. She serves as an exercise physiologist in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Many consumers are drawn to energy drinks to feel effects such as energy boosts, enhanced concentration and increased stamina.
Geoff Mitchell began writing in He has contributed nutrition articles to "Muscular Development Magazine. He holds a Master of Science in exercise, nutrition and eating behavior from George Washington University. Monster Energy Drinks are among the most popular drinks of a growing market of energy drinks.