Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
189 Doctors are Online

Feeling bloated with rapid heart beat after drinking alcohol. Reason?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2000
Answered : 634 Questions
When I have a bad hangover I can feel my heart beating really badly and feel really bloated and constantly have try and make myself burp, what is this ?
Posted Sun, 21 Apr 2013 in Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 10 minutes later
Hi there, thanks for asking. It is a good question and also good observation. Alcohol makes the upper sphincter of the stomach and its muscles relaxed, so it causes more bloating and also reflux. Some other things like coffee or spicy foods can aggravate this issue.
Heart beating could be related to dehydration following drinking alcohol. Alcohol consumes water molecules to be metabolized and also causes more going to the washroom, so body will find shortage of water and it causes the heart to beat faster.
I wish you a good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Addiction Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor