Why Do I Have An Irregular Heartbeat With My Hangover?

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Amie Knutson Profile
Amie Knutson answered
Hey, when I have a really bad hangover, I have the same heartbeat problems...sometimes my heart just pounds for hours, no matter what I do and it scares me. Other times, I will suddenly feel it beat hard twice, then feel nothing.

It's really weird...anyway, I think it's because you're so dehydrated. That's what I've been told, anyway!
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Joshua Rogers answered
It has to do with an electrolyte imbalance, due to the dehydration caused by alcohol consumption most likely.

Irregular or racing heart beats can also be a symptom of acute withdrawal as the level of alcohol in the bloodstream falls.

It is probably a combination of both. Drink plenty of fluids, preferably sports drinks such as Gatorade, to replace the lost electrolytes.

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