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does your brain swell when you drink alcohol

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: Your cognitive function is affected, if too much alcohol permanent damage to this center occurs along with liver disease.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Spetzler
49 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Alcohol when consumed in moderation is fine after a brain bleed. Excessive alcohol intake can affect your liver and cause problems with forming clots.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Maybe: I can't answer that question without knowing more about your history and why you had surgery. I would ask your surgeon that question.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Tough question: Since alcohol interacts with many medications and the brain functions, it is important that you discuss this question with your personal neurologist/n ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Alcohol in moderation should not complicate a "benign" brain tumor such as a meningioma or schwannoma. If you have a low grade glioma, then the tumor ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmud Ibrahim
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stress reduction: Many times headaches are due to benign issues. Getting proper sleep, doing some stress reduction techniques, and cutting out alcohol (which can dehydr ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Marijuana is leagal: in your state and I understand that. Unless it is processed and medially supervised, I don't think it's a good idea for you to smoke it at any time. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Depends on how much: Alcohol is a vasodilator meaning opens blood vessels which causes pooling and gravity pulls it down. Don't drink so much and elevation will help.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergic to alcohol: You might be allergic to alcohol. Some people have this condition while others may be allergic to a component in an alcoholic beverage (e.g. The mixe ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Mallia
20 years experience Podiatry
Comorbidities: How much alcohol are we talking about? One liter of bourbon is much different than a glass of wine. There may have been some other problem in your b ... Read More
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