What's the maximum i can drink risk free given my heart condition?

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I'm a 22 y/o male. mothers side (mom and grandpa dont have the best hearts) although none have died from it. since i was about 7 i started getting fatter (junk food/sugar/100% sedentary). at 17 i weighted 215LBs being 1.78m tall. then i quickly got skinny (140-150lbs) from correct nutrition (not diet, but a balanced wholesome diet (as far as possible) i cut out all processed foods, sugars, etc...focused on consuming everything natural, also keen on the natural fats. fisical activity once in a while (skating and ive always walked to most places.


those were pre-details, now the vices.

at age 15, i started smoking weed heavily on the daily. also cigarettes went from kinda heavy to heavy. occasional binge drinking, cocaine and popper use. not constant at allm with last 3 vices mentioned. at age 20 lifestyle (including stress) took it's toll on my heart (in short, it wasnt working well) i had to stop consuming everything. my heart was weakened to the point where i couldnt finish a meal without heavy tachycardia. i had to go up the stairs at a senile's pace. out of nowhere my heart beat would burst, then slow down , id get arrhythmia, chest pressures and pains, fainting, one night i even had sleep apnea due to my heart. i had to stop everything for over a year (although i felt good at around 2 months i think). during that time i only binge drank on some days, nothing else. november 2017 i started smoking weed daily again, accompanied with binge drinking sometimes. this turned into binge drinking everyday, and on certain occasions (maybe 5 times) moderate to heavy coke use. about a week or so ago, i went on a 4 day binge of even more alcohol than usual (if thats even possible 😅wink and 2 days straight combined with heavy coke use. obviously since november last year weed was daily. this sum of factors upset my heart again to the point where i cant take a hit of weed withough chest tightness and abnormal blood pressure. again i had to stop everything. ive read on the internet that 2 beers a day (or their equivalent in other liquors) can have beneficial properties on the body especially heart. however, i'd just like to know if this applies to me, and wether theres a safe amount i can drink daily given my history. thanls in advance and excuse such a long question. i wanted to be as detailed as possible.

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    I'm not going to sugar coat it. I watched my mom do that s**t and it's not good. If you can stay clean and sober that would be the best thing for your heart. You are way to young for heart problems. I'm 36 and have a small heart problem but that may be due to my weight which I am working on. But due to meds I am I was advised not to drink. So I don't. I've never done drugs before but I know it's not good for your heart. You have put so much strain on Your heart it's only a matter of time before it says the hell with you. Also with the drinking. My husband uncle died of scarolses of the liver from alcoholism. It's not just your heart but your other organs as well. Take control of your life don't let drugs and alcohol take control of you.

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      "you have put so mich strain on your heart, it's a matter of time before it says to hell with you"...sir you might not be a medical professional but that phrase is golden! to hell with 2 beers that wont get me even buzzed anyway so better to just chill and abstain myself from everything until im healthy to just smoke weed again and relax. eventually ill feel healthy enough to drinl here and there, but daily ive decided its out of the question. thanks for the response and good luck to you!

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    Hi Andy,

    I think that it sounds like you have got an addictive personnality. I have it also. Can't say enough. Have to do it until some things quit on you. Fortunatly I stopped after a nasty experience. I now" just don't. Can't risk it.

    I have a pacemaker fitted. At the age of 50 and yes I'm better than I was once heart had failed but 80-85% of whet i was 20 minuits before the failure.

    Alcohol puts strain on the heart. But it also reduces strain barcode you relax and let go of the stress off the day. So it's a juggling act. A trade off.

    I binge drink. Only fink once a week but then it'd 6 pints (uk pints). Any more. Can't walk home!!!. Some times it naked me feel rubbish and next day the heart is misfiring other days. Feel great and brought things into focus.

    You have to make that judgement.

    All I can say is......don't waste you heart beats. You only have so many of them. I'm only in my 50s and I can not do the things I used to and that upsets me. You have a chance to do things.

    Please don't waste it for the sake of a few highs.

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      youre absolutely right. im in my early 20's and i already cant do the things i used to do, which greatly upsets me too. however its a chance to change, and give my heart a break. as soon as im healthy ill go back to the pot (which ive had the longest experience with, and has never hurt me). but the drinking ill better watch out. in the future ill drink but like a normal person. i used to drinl 24-36 beers normally a day plus smoke plus whatever else. or liquor straight out the bottle whatever. substances all day till i fall asleep at night. and you said it sir. our heartbeats are counted, so im not gonna waste them abusing, better live a bit more and abuse a bit less. ive had a taste of the good life aswell so its alright to move on. thank you for the answer sir, and have a great life!

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