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what to do if i drank too much alcohol and i have nausea?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
In the future -do: not to drink to this excess. Ginger can reduce nausea & upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip.

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A 45-year-old male asked:

I always feel nausea when I take alcohol?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Gastritis: Some drinkers are very sensitive to irritation of the lining of the stomach, which can lead to nausea, burning sensation, vomiting, and more rarely vomiting blood. Medications may not help, and continued use of alcohol will continue to damage your stomach.
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A 45-year-old male asked:

I have been a casual alcohol drinker for years(about 2 to 5 bottles per week) but recently whenever I take beer ( not wine), I feel nausea ?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Nausea: The nausea may be related to stomach lining damage, or gastritis. Some people are more sensitive to the alcohol related damage than others. Stopping the use of alcohol may reverse the process. But ulcers and gastritis from other foods, nicotine, stress is also possible. See your doctor for testing and medication if the nausea continues.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What to do if I am unable to drink even a sensible amount of alcohol without feeling nauseous, some opinions please?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Drinking alcohol...: ...is not a necessity for life. If it bothers you, why drink it? However, if you must, there are many alternative beverages to choose when going out. Truly good friends won't think less of you if you drink less.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Whenever I take a sip of any type of alcohol, I feel insanely nauseous. I've never been able to enjoy myself with friends or a beer/wine. Why??

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Genetics and: your good fortune. A variable number of people, more in east Asia, have deficiency of an enzyme needed for metabolism of actelaldehyde, a product of alcohol. Accumulation of acetylaldehyde causing the symptoms you experience. Consider it your good fortune that you cannot take alcohol as alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine

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