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UserID: AndyRew Type: CurePVCs Joined: Nov 22 2009
Thread Started: Jun 14 2013 Last Post: Jun 14 2013 Last Post By: Cubsfan3
Origin: General Topics Total Posts: 2

Coffee, Alcohol and their Diuretic properties

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Posted Jun 14 2013#1 of 2
AndyRewUser Since: Nov 2009Posts: 22Has anyone else ever thought that there's more to coffee than just caffeine, and more to alcohol than just stimulation?

The reason I ask, is that I have heard many times that coffee, alcohol and tea etc are diuretic in nature. Recently, I have found an elevation in ectopics and during this time I have realised that I have not been drinking enough water but still drinking a coffee.

I drink a mug or two of strong coffee first thing before going to work, and then often forget to drink any water during the day. This leads me to believe that maybe there is a link between dehydration and ectopics. I know that common belief is that the caffeine is often to blame for triggering ectopics, but I am wondering if there's more to it.

If this theory is true, it could also explain why some experience ectopics more when the weather is hot which in turn will cause a certain amount of dehydration.

Also remember, that diuretics and sweating will also upset electrolyte imbalances.
Posted Jun 14 2013#2 of 2
Cubsfan3User Since: Apr 2013Posts: 28I have read that dehydration causes an increase in cortisol levels. Cortisol is the stress hormone. Therefore the PVC's you are getting can be a result of being dehydrated. I rarely ever feel thirst for some reason. I have to force myself to drink water throughout the day.

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