Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?


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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby oak » Aug 11th, '11, 03:53

It has happened to my me with the black tea, I could verify that it was due to an excessive temperature of the water, or boiling. In these moments the water is not more than 90 º for any tea.

As for the green tes what they produce to me is an nuisance easing and drowsiness, apart from the fact that they do not favor to me the digestion.

When I have had some troublesome side effect because of the tea, soil solve it eating a few cookies or wholemeal bread or pasta. I notice that to take carbohydrates me cuts the effects. :wink:
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby lkj23 » Aug 11th, '11, 07:02

It´s strange, green tea is relaxing for me, I guess due caffeine counteraction by L-Theanine. Sometimes I have insomnia and nervousness drinking young pu-erh, not tried aged pu yet
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby oak » Aug 11th, '11, 11:59

It seems to me that to take more tea of the necessary, can cause the opposite effect, I don't know if this one might be the reason of the tachycardia or of the possible insomnia?. I also have had insomnia sometimes. :?
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby Tead Off » Aug 11th, '11, 13:44

Chip wrote:I usually get heart palpatations before I brew sencha, but that is a different matter altogether. :mrgreen:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby Tead Off » Aug 11th, '11, 13:53

bagua7 wrote:My advice: go see a TCM professional for a more detailed diagnosis and treatment.


:lol: :lol: There is a famous TCM clinic here in Bangkok. All the doctors are Chinese from mainland China. The 1st one I went to told me 'Don't drink green tea with your condition.' The 2nd one I went to told me 'Only drink green tea for your condition.' :lol: :lol:

I think the last thing the orginal poster wants to do is to go see a TCM practitioner. 95% have no clue as to what they are doing. Do I hear ducks in the background?
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby lkj23 » Aug 11th, '11, 15:41

What tea are you drinking? where it came from? (specific tea and area)
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby bagua7 » Aug 13th, '11, 02:41

Tead Off wrote:
bagua7 wrote:I think the last thing the orginal poster wants to do is to go see a TCM practitioner. 95% have no clue as to what they are doing. Do I hear ducks in the background?


Lol! Do doctors in general know what they are really doing anyway?

Our bodies are far more complex than what we "little humans" think. ;)
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby Kevangogh » Aug 13th, '11, 09:04

Arrhythmia runs in my family. Obviously, I drink a lot of green tea. About a year and a half ago, I had constant bouts with this and it lasted almost a year. Mine were usually worse at night when I went to sleep. Are you *sure* it's the green tea, or caffeine in general? Usually arrhythmia goes away on its own for no explained reason after a certain amount of time. It's very unsettling when you have it though! Mine stopped about 6 months ago and I continue to drink both coffee and tons of green tea.

Magnesium supplements are supposed to help with that by the way.
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby Tead Off » Aug 13th, '11, 09:27

bagua7 wrote:
Tead Off wrote:
bagua7 wrote:I think the last thing the orginal poster wants to do is to go see a TCM practitioner. 95% have no clue as to what they are doing. Do I hear ducks in the background?


Lol! Do doctors in general know what they are really doing anyway?

Our bodies are far more complex than what we "little humans" think. ;)

+10 Thinking is where all our problems come from. Think about it. :lol:
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby bagua7 » Aug 13th, '11, 19:27

Aaah! The old Buddhist coming out of you. ;)

I fully agree!
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby silverneedles » Aug 21st, '11, 00:37

bagua7 wrote:Basically what green tea is doing is cleansing your liver every time you drink it

every time you put something in your mouth/blood/body it will likely end up processed by the liver = make the liver work more.

tjsan wrote: 24-holter monitor showed several extra beats supraventricular and several pauses during the heart rate of more than 3 seconds in First-degree atrioventricular block. That day I drank a few cups of Sencha ..
And now a question for Initiated into the secrets of medicine; does green tea may cause heart blocks? :?

heart blocks? not likely. tachyarrhythmias/rapid rate = more likely
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby verus » Aug 22nd, '11, 19:11

Could be something to do with L-theanin. One Japanese green tea used to give me headaches, a karigane, and apparently they can contain a lot of thta stuff.

But like with "red wine headache" it's possible that it's a combination of factors.

And yeah, "traditional Chinese medicine" is bullshit. Please go to a real doctor if you're concerned.
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby kasey » Jan 14th, '12, 11:53

I have chronic atrial fibrillation. After a cup of coffee I feel like I'm in tachycardia but with green tea or puerh I have no problem, I'm calm and relaxed even though my mind is zingo. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby margauxmorgan » Feb 7th, '12, 02:26

hi! i have mitral valve prolapse
but i don't get palpitations from green tea
maybe it's different for different people

anyways, we all love green tea here :D
so let's drink until we can enjoy it :)
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Re: Cardiac arrhythmia after drinking green tea?

Postby sencha » Feb 8th, '12, 12:39

As others have suggested, I would try drinking a small cup of coffee to see if you can isolate the cause to caffeine or whether it's another substance particular to green tea that is causing the problem.
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