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A 18-year-old female asked:

I get upset stomach, red bloated face, headache and vomiting feeling after drinking two three sips of any alcohol. my mother is same. while our ancestors from asia i am turk so i don't think it's asian glow(aldh2). what can it be?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
You have typical symptoms of alcohol intolerance which is likely hereditary in your case (a Turkish but Asian descendant). Sometimes, you may be allergic with other ingredients in the alcoholic beverages such as sulfites, chemicals or some grains. Allergy can be hereditary as well because your mom has same problem.
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Last updated May 30, 2021

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