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I'm worried because my face turns red after i drink alcohol, what do you suggest?

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Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Dont drink: This is because of dilation of the blood vessels from the alcohol. Drink in moderation.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my face turns red after I drink alcohol?

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Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
Some people are ...: oversensitive to the effects of alcohol. There is a genetic variation that alters the usual metabolism and causes a "flushing reaction".
A 45-year-old member asked:

My face turns red after I drink alcohol? Is that normal?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It can be in many: people, particularly those of Asian or Native American descent. Alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde, which can cause severe flushing, redness, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness and even fainting with very low blood pressure. Acetaldehyde is metabolized into water and carbonic acid by another enzyme, but if this not present genetically those individuals will flush with alcohol.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Why do I turn patchy red all over after i drink alcohol?

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Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Vascular effect: It is not uncommon and may be different with different types of alcohol. This is most common in people of asian ancestery and has a genetic basis. It is sometimes referred to as the 'asian flush'.

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