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What causes easy skin bruising: can alcohol drinking increase skin bruising?

What causes easy skin bruising: can alcohol drinking increase skin bruising?

Yes: If your liver is starting to fail, you will stop making clotting factors and start to have easy bruising. Read more

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Why do our bodies bruise more easily when we drink alcohol?

Why do our bodies bruise more easily when we drink alcohol?

Alcohol: Dilates the peripheral blood vessels under the skin, so they are more suscesptible to trauma and tend to bleed more when injured. And alcohol increases our tendency to bump into things or fall down. Read more

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Why do excessive bruising and prolonged clotting times happen when alcohol damages hepatocytes?

Why do excessive bruising and prolonged clotting times happen when alcohol damages hepatocytes?

Made in the liver: The majority of your clotting factors are proteins that are made in the liver. If you damage your liver it will not be able to produce the clotting factors and your bleeding time get prolonged and you bruise easily. Read more

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During alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur?

During alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur?

Hurts the liver: The liver makes 6 blood clotting factors: I (fibrinogen), ii (prothrombin), iv, v, vi, vii. If even one decreases, prothrombin time (pt) will increase, meaning liver synthesis function decreases. In any acute liver cell disease, if prolonged pt indicates severe liver cell death--and danger! The bruising is due to unrepaired under-the-skin blood leakage. Read more

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I think I'm dying. I've been on an alcohol and Vicodin binge for a week. Apap + alcohol is bad as we know. The only symptoms I have are bruises at 48hr?

I think I'm dying. I've been on an alcohol and Vicodin binge for a week. Apap + alcohol is bad as we know. The only symptoms I have are bruises at 48hr?

Mixing: Mixing alcohol with opioids is never a good idea, and Vicodin is a combination medication that has APAP (tylenol) that in certain doses can cause liver toxicity that in addition to alcohol liver toxicity is problematic, the bruising indicates possible toxicity already, I recommend you stop using both toxins and seek immediate attention either at a emergency room or urgent care Read more

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Why does clotting and excessive bruising occur in hepatocytes (liver cells) during alcohol abuse?

Why does clotting and excessive bruising occur in hepatocytes (liver cells) during alcohol abuse?

Metabolic toxin: Alcohol produces a number of metabolic effects that damage liver cells, cause fat accummulation in liver, liver cell necrosis/death, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Clotting and bruising are not medical terms with reference to hepatocytes. Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur when alcohol damages hepatocytes (liver cells)?

Can you tell me if throughout alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur when alcohol damages hepatocytes (liver cells)?

Alcohol: Affects multiple organ systems, not just the liver. To your question, though, fibrinogen and other clotting factors are produced in the liver. Alcohol interferes with their production and activity in various ways, to the effect that alchol has both a procoagulant (which would increase clotting) and anticoagulant (the opposite) effects. Whichever pathway dominates will determine the net effect. Read more

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Been drinking alcohol every day for 3 months, suddenly Have a lot of bruises on my legs anything to Worry about? Suffer from Health anxiety

Been drinking alcohol every day for 3 months, suddenly Have a lot of bruises on my legs anything to Worry about? Suffer from Health anxiety

Maybe a concern: Alcohol is toxic to many body systems, but perhaps the most sensitive to alcohol is the liver. Platlets necessary for clotting, may be decreased in heavy alcohol consumption, leading to brusing or abnormal bleeding. Read more

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Buddy fell skiing. Mild concusion. No brain bleed, CT shows bruising. He's a little dizzy not himself. Ok to have alcohol? Want to say no.

Buddy fell skiing. Mild concusion. No brain bleed, CT shows bruising. He's a little dizzy not himself. Ok to have alcohol? Want to say no.

No alcohol: I would not advise alcohol until complete resolution of symptoms from the head injury. I am not sure what you mean by the ct showed bruising. If you mean bruising of the brain, then the injury is more substantial than a concussion and needs neurosurgical consultation and close follow-up. Read more

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Does drinking alcohol after eyelid surgery increae bruising?

Does drinking alcohol after eyelid surgery increae bruising?

Vasodilation: Alchohol is a vasodilator. It's reaction in the bloodstream increases blood flow, and can result in excessive bruising. One should always be conservative after surgery. Read more

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Is drinking alcohol 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery ok or will it increase bruising in groin area?

Is drinking alcohol 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery ok or will it increase bruising in groin area?

A couple drinks OK: Excessive drinking can affect your liver's function. .. Which might cause more bruising, but in general won't have any effect. A couple of drinks is ok. Good luck with your hernia repair. .. I hope you're having it done laparoscopically! Regards, dr. T. Read more

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What is rubbing alcohol used for?

What is rubbing alcohol used for?

Rubbing alcohol: It is used as a skin cleaner and disinfectant. Read more

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What are casual alcohol cravings?

What are casual alcohol cravings?

Depends: The NIH says that more than one drink per day for women or 2 drinks per day for men may suggest a problem with alcohol. Cravings are usually defined as thoughts about drinking. These are problematic if you have (or have had) a problem with alcohol abuse. They may also be problematic if they are obsessive and you cannot stop these thoughts. A conversation with your FP may clear up and confusion. Read more

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Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Yes and No: Phenethyl alcohol is found in certain plants, so it is natural in that setting. Like many compounds, scientists may have the ability to create it in a lab (it would not be natural in that setting). Likewise, this or similar compounds in a plant in your yard would be natural, but having a bottle of the compound sitting on your table would be unnatural. It all depends on the details. Read more

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Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Chronic Heavy Drinking: Can lead to: Anemia, Cancer, Heart disease, poor circulation, liver disease, neuropathy, Dementia, Depression, Seizures, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Hig Blood Sugar, Impaired Immune system, pancreatitis, gastritis, among others. Need I say more? Read more

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What is the lethal dosage of alcohol?

What is the lethal dosage of alcohol?

Blood level: Around 300 mg/dL, an inexperienced drinker may well die. It's unpredictable. That's perhaps chugging a pint of whiskey for me. Please be careful with that stuff. Best wishes. Read more

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Are any types of alcohol good for you?

Are any types of alcohol good for you?

Alcohol health: It appears that red wine is good. And really tastes good too. Read more

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What is an alcohol addition intervention?

Voluntarily stopping: An "alcohol intervention" involves placing the person in question into treatment but only with their consent. Typically done with help of family and friends. The mission is to achieve complete abstention but integral to this is the ultimate agreement from the individual. This is important for success. It usually involves admission to an inpatient treatment program, of which there are many. Read more

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