Excessive energy drinks bad for heart, PHA warns
Energy drinks have become staple for a lot of people, whether it be for sporting events or a late night at the office. But the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) warns that excessive intakes of this can seriously harm the heart.
Doctor Jorge Sison, PHA president, says that in moderation, energy drinks are okay, but in excessive, continual dosages it can prove to be detrimental to the heart’s health.
Because energy drinks contain caffeine, taurine, and other chemicals, it can stimulate heart rate and raise blood pressure if drank in surplus.
Dr. Ronald Cuyco, PHA director, says that increased heart rate will increase blood pressure, negating effects of high blood pressure medication.
He also warns those 45 years and above that energy drinks may block the arteries and induce a heart attack if taken in excess.