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does your alcohol tolerance level decrease as you age

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Not with age: Tolerance for any drug increases as you take more of it. The reason why old alcoholics can drink more is because they have spent far too many years dr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: especially if you have been a heavy drinker and your liver is no longer functioning as well.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lipids: Such a change in tolerance is likely to be multifactorial. It is possible Lipitor (atorvastatin) is playing some role.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Excessive alcohol intake impairs many stomach functions and can cause multiple nutritional deficiencies. For good heath - Have a diet rich in fresh ve ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
No: Differential aging effects mean that an older person may be more or less vulnerable to the experience of pain depending on the circumstances. There is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Two cups caffeine: Some amount of caffeine has been shown to improve concentration, going beyond two cups and the affect is less consistent.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probable: Nearly anything taken in excess is not good for our health. However i believe you are asking whether a heavy coffee-drinker may have problem with conc ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Increases: If it doesn't increase, you need to see a doctor! (the condition is called "chronotropic incompetence").
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No but...: Antibiotics won't raise your sugar levels but the body's response to the infection that the antibiotic is prescribed for can raise or lower your blood ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
Yes: Yes.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
Alcohol effects: When alcohol reaches the brain, it has the ability to delay signals that are sent between nerve cells that control balance, thinking and movement. Spe ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It may decrease: fiber & make it a less healthy choice.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Hiv infection by itself should not interfere in any way with tolerance to alcohol. Many patients with HIV disease also have hepatitis b and c, and the ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Alcohol and meds: It may prove to stay in your system longer, but not raise the levels over all.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
58 years experience Urology
Not recommended: I don't know exactly what is testosterone booster? Commercials run ads about this since i don't know the composition of their contents, i can't pa ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Physical activity is the best way to increase the overall metabolism in the body. Exercise as tolerated. Good luck !
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
This depends: This is individualized.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience Clinical Psychology
Caffeine = stimulant: So it adds to physiological arousal that stress can produce. It will increase heart rate, alertness, and insomnia in some people. It can decrease fa ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Hypertension does not affect your testosterone level, whether it can affect sex-drive is more speculative.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Actually variable: Effects. The effect of exercise on melatonin levels is variable depending on the timing of the exercise during the day and the intensity. Late night ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol does effect: Mood and can contribute to aggressive behavior. Alcohol is a depressant, every drop! the "high" we feel is related to disinhibition and not to a lif ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Increased risk: Alcohol can make it more risky for people with head injury since they may not be aware of body's warning signals.

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