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Had mild abdominal 30 minutes after drinking alcohol what could it be? i do have gerd

Had mild abdominal 30 minutes after drinking alcohol what could it be? i do have gerd

Irritation of lining: GERD is frequently associated with irritation of gastric and esophageal mucosa. Alcohol can additionally irritate the raw mucosa, causing pain. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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After drinking alcohol (2 glasses wine)I get pain right side upper abdomen that can last for days. What could this be? I'm 49.

After drinking alcohol (2 glasses wine)I get pain right side upper abdomen that can last for days. What could this be? I'm 49.

Poisoning: Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it. For 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. ...Read more

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I have a small disconfort in the left upper side of my abdomen belo the ripcage; it increases when drinking alcohol or eating to much.after my esses are dark.having headacks and flue often.what is it?

I have a small disconfort in the left upper side of my abdomen belo the ripcage; it increases when drinking alcohol or eating to much.after my esses are dark.having headacks and flue often.what is it?

Gastric Reflex: Treating gastric reflex, called GERD, would prevent developing gastric ulcers and bigger problems. Pl go your GO and get it checked out to get the prescribed combo treatment you may need. ...Read more

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Any drugs can reduce drinking alcohol ?

Any drugs can reduce drinking alcohol ?

Alcohol: There are no currently available drugs to reduce alcohol consumption. The only drug in the past used to control alcohol use was "Antabuse". This must only be used under careful medical supervision because of its SERIOUS side effects. The best drug to reduce alcohol use is self control. Barring this try good psychotherapy and or AA. ...Read more

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Effects of drinking alcohol on the body fat?

Effects of drinking alcohol on the body fat?

Empty calories : Alcohol, which is basically sugar, gets converted to fat when not burned by the body for the activities of daily living. It is "empty" calories since sugar has no nutritive value. We all need a balanced diet and adequate vitamins to maintain optimum health. ...Read more

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Occasional pain after drinking alcohol, what to do?

Occasional pain after drinking alcohol, what to do?

Prey tell, where?: Where in your entire athletic body do you feel it. This Pain? Head, Neck ,Chest ,Abdomen, Testicles, legs and feet or, one arm along with its hand ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol easily make misscairages happen ?

Does drinking alcohol easily make misscairages happen ?

Alcohol & Pregnancy: Nope. But it surely can lead to damage to the development and brain of the fetus growing inside the pregnant female who is drinking alcohol while pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of drinking alcohol every day?

What are the health effects of drinking alcohol every day?

In Limited Quanity: Red wine is known for its beneficial effects on heart and vascular functioning. A 4 ounce glass a day is quite adequate to achieve this goal. There are calming effects of alcohol in general in small amounts, but more larger amounts and frequency can be deadly. ...Read more

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Do your organs heal once you have stopped drinking alcohol?

Do your organs heal once you have stopped drinking alcohol?

Mostly: Much of the damage that alcohol does is reversible. Staying sober is the hard part - get support from aa and a treatment program. Cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver does not reverse but many other alcohol induced conditions do. Ask a professional about your particular situation. ...Read more

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Is there a pill i can take to keep me from drinking alcohol?

No: There is a pill you could take to discourage drinking alcohol. Antabuse (disulfiram) causes people to become sick when they drink alcohol and over time people often avoid alcohol to avoid getting sick (or they just stop taking the pill). Revia (naltrexone) may help reduce the tendency to drink excessively by blocking the opiate response that for some people is coupled with their alcohol intake. ...Read more

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What exactly does drinking alcohol do to someone on medications?

Alcohol and Medicati: The answer really depends on the other medications. If the other medication(s) are central nervous system depressants, mixing with alcohol can be dangerous or even deadly. Some medications can have an additive liver toxicity when mixed with alcohol. Just to be on the safe side, avoid mixing medications with alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the negative consequences of drinking alcohol at night?

What are the negative consequences of drinking alcohol at night?

Depends on how much: Many people routinely have an after-dinner or before-bedtime drink to help them relax and sleep, and for the most part, in most people, one standard drink is not going to cause physical or psychological harm. However, alcohol is a short-acting drug, and rebound insomnia occurs in some people, leading to drinking more alcohol and a vicious cycle or even more impaired sleep, requiring more alcohol. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some benefits to never drinking alcohol?

1. Never have a: Hangover. 2. Never have a blackout. 3. Never pass out from alcohol use. 4. Never get arrested for a dui. 5. Never have arguments with your spouse about your drinking. 6. Never get into a drunken stupor. 7. Never become a drunk. 8. Never have to feel ashamed about you did when you were drunk. 9. Never go into withdrawal. Etc., etc. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the risk of drinking alcohol while on medication?

Depends on the medic: With some medications, local is not a problem; with other medications it might be dangerous or even lethal. You can check interaction with alcohol online. If in doubt – drinking less or not drinking at all is always better. ...Read more

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I'd like to start drinking alcohol for health reasons, but really don't crave it. What to do?

Then don't: As we continue to figure out what the true health benefits vs risks alcohol has on the human body, I am not currently recommending to my patients who do not drink, that they start drinking. However, if you already drink 1-2 drinks a day, there seems to be good evidence that it is beneficial. Thus, I do not make them stop. But don't start, especially at 33. Too much time to develop an addiction. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Alcohol, Dopamine: Alcohol increases the release of Dopamine in brain’s “reward center. By increasing Dopamine levels in the brain, alcohol tricks you into thinking that it’s actually making your feel great. The effect is that you keep drinking to get more Dopamine release, but at the same time you’re altering other brain chemicals that are enhancing feelings of depression. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more