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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Intolerance

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Is sugar alcohol , alcohol?

Is sugar alcohol , alcohol?

No: sugar alcohols end in 0H, which puts them in the category of alcohols in general. But the drinking alcohol is ethanol and that is different from the sugar alcohols like xylitol, mannitol, ( you dont get drunk from them) ...Read more

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Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Not candida: Candida or other yeast or fungal infections do not cause alcohol intolerance. Alcohol induced flushing, lightheadedness, and other symptoms are especially common in people of Asian ancestry. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Perspectives differ: From my perspective the problem creates bloating, cramping, loose acidic stools & peri-anal irritation. I consider that an inconvenience. It does not cause your gut to bleed or worrisome damage to the intestines. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance and ibs. Any solution?

Lactose intolerance and ibs. Any solution?

Avoidance: Lactose intolerance is best managed by avoiding products that contain lactose. Ibs is more challenging. Try identifying your own personal triggers. It can be food or social stressors. ...Read more

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Will drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance symptoms?

No: Many with this defect learn to avoid lactose while growing up, because it makes them cramp. They can sometimes consume a minor amount without symptoms. However, when they drink a full glass of milk it would set off the expected pattern of problems. ...Read more

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What can cause alcohol intolerance?

What can cause alcohol intolerance?

Genes/Meds/Religion: Alcohol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme is found in all humans but varies depending on sex and race. People with low levels - young females and those of asian descent may have typical red flush when drinking. Medication interactions are another important reason for intolerance. However, in the western world religion is probably the leading cause of alcohol intolerance. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance?

Can drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance?

No: Too much cow milk can cause microscopic gut injury & blood loss leading to anemia.We encourage parents to limit toddlers milk intake to 16-24 oz/day.Lactose intolerance is caused by genetic lack of, or acquired loss(ie chronic diarrhea) of the enzyme lactase from the absorptive surfaces in the gut. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis c is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us. ...Read more

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Which type of milk can lactose intolerant people drink?

Multiple available: Soy milk is naturally free of the lactose sugar that triggers the problem. There is also many products that add the enzyme your body doesn't have to digest the lactose sugar (lactase enzyme). When added in proper amounts it prevents any symptoms of intolerance. Lactaid is such a product. You can also take the enzyme in pill form & avoid symptoms. ...Read more

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Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Rubbing alcohol?: I'm not sure whether you mean an accidental sniff while using this rubbing alcohol, or purposefully breathing it in? If it's the latter, please stop now and get help! you're risking your respiratory system, your brain, your liver, and your life. Inhaled alcohol gets into your bloodstream and is delivered through your placenta. Yes, this could harm your baby including fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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Does obesity make lactose intolerance worse?

Does obesity make lactose intolerance worse?

If overeating dairy!: Skinny people, normal people, and obese people all can be lactose intolerant. The great majority of the world's population becomes lactose intolerant with age, because people produce less and less lactase enzyme and will not be able to digest milk sugar. Taking lactase (lactaid tablets) can help a lot. We humans are the only mammals who keep drinking milk after weaning off the breast. ...Read more

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Do people with lactose intolerance find drinking mccafe coffee troublesome?

Do people with lactose intolerance find drinking mccafe coffee troublesome?

If cream added: There is no lactose in coffee, so by itself it is not a problem. If you are lactose intolerant and you add cream or milk you introduce lactose & that may trigger symptoms, depending on the amount used. There are some people that are actually allergic to coffee, but that is separate from lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance heredity?

Is lactose intolerance heredity?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement (like lactaid). ...Read more

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Symptoms of newborn lactose intolerance?

Symptoms of newborn lactose intolerance?

Not in newborn: Lactase which digests lactose or milk sugar essentially always present in newborns and levels only decrease in toddlers at age children would usually be weaned. It is lack of lactase that causes lactose intolerance. About 2-3% of infants are milk allergic so this is a more likely cause of reactions to cow milk. Switch to soy based formula and consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Can gluten/lactose intolerance cause hypothyroidism?

Can gluten/lactose intolerance cause hypothyroidism?

Thanks for asking!: Celiac disease, which is gluten intolerance (not lactose intolerance) can be associated with thyroid disease and other auto immune disorders. Patients with celiac disease, especially when not on gluten free diet can have lactase deficiency and therefore lactose intolernace. Some patients with treated celiac disease can have lactose intolernace due to lactase deficiency, jus like any other person. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations from dairy consumption, could it be lactose intoleranceo or an allergy

Heart palpitations from dairy consumption, could it be lactose intoleranceo or an allergy

Maybe: The heart often reacts to whats going on around it. While its not the primary problem the heart can go fast when the body is stressed. This is called reactive tachycardia. A holter (if symptoms are frequent) or a 30 day event recorder ( if only happening a few times a week or month) would be helpful. Blood work along with a complete physical and possibly an echo of heart would also be part of work. ...Read more

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Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?

Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?

No, it is not: Alcohol can cause many abnormal heart rhythms, and none of them are very good for you, particularly if you are older and not in shape. Some of these abnormal rhythms, like atrial fibrillation ("holiday heart") can be serious and even life-threatening in some people, and if prolonged, can increase the chance of both heart failure and stroke. ...Read more