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Does drinking alcohol on an empty stomach cause diarrhea?

Does drinking alcohol on an empty stomach cause diarrhea?

Enter an answer sum: This is not a typical consequence of alcohol use but might occur in a patient with ibs. ...Read more

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Does drinking water on an empty stomach(after fasting) upsets the stomach?

Does drinking water on an empty stomach(after fasting) upsets the stomach?

No: That is actually good to do. Too much water though can cause pain. So don't drink like 1 L or more, just a normal glass or two of water. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol on an empty stomach worse for your liver?

Is drinking alcohol on an empty stomach worse for your liver?

Yes it is: Alcohol is rapidly absored from the stomach unless there is food in the stomach. Rapid absorption leads to high blood levels which then flow through the liver which takes a bigger hit if the alcohl concentrations are higher. That is why most wise people eat a snack or cheese bites before drinking. Another safety factor is to drink at a slow pace, taking about one hour to finish one alcoholic drin ...Read more

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Does caffeine on an empty stomach cause dizziness?

Does caffeine on an empty stomach cause dizziness?

Caffiene: Overdosage of caffeine can cause dizziness. Taking it on an empty stomach can cause a rapid absorption of the caffeine, causing a transient lay high level in your system. This usually doesn't last long, but in the future, have a little food in your stomach. Feel better! ...Read more

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Acid is released in stomach soon after eating on empty stomach. Does stomach also release acid upon drinking only water on empty stomach?

Acid is released in stomach soon after eating on empty stomach. Does stomach also release acid upon drinking only water on empty stomach?

Can not control it: Acid is made in the stomach all the time. So do not worry about the effects of drinking/eating food. This is a physiological function which you can not control . The only thing that can stop it are antacids which can shut off the production of acid in people who have acid related symptoms like Heart burn from Acid reflux. Tell us more about your problem...what are you trying to do to your acidity? ...Read more

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Do I take the GI cocktail on an empty stomach?

Do I take the GI cocktail on an empty stomach?

Depends on what for: Generally "GI cocktail" is antacid/anti-gas/numbing medicines. Taken when symptoms e.g. heartburn/dyspepsia occur, often to distinguish causes but not as long-term remedy - thus when taken depends more on when sxs than necessarily timing of meals. Would require MD followup esp w Gastroenterologist if persistent to assess causes. Happy to review the details in consultation, if further question ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol have an effect on the gallbladder?

Does drinking alcohol have an effect on the gallbladder?

No effect: Alcohol does not effect the GB. Rather in excess it effects sites it comes in contact with directly or indirectly. Here oral cavity lesions, esophageal lesions and gastriis are not uncommon. There is a secondary effect where patients who are alcoholic can develop severe pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Is drinking water on an empty stomach good or bad?

Is drinking water on an empty stomach good or bad?

Good for dieting: When you drink water before you eat if fills you stomach and make eat less. ...Read more

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I drank a carbonated soft drink on an empty stomach and my abdomen bloated. How to stop the bloating?

I drank a carbonated soft drink on an empty stomach and my abdomen bloated. How to stop the bloating?

Self-cure: Just avoid anything that would cause you to be bloated like soft drinks, some fruits and vegetables...But be careful that the air in your stomach is not mainly swallowed air. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux worse on an almost empty stomach?

Is acid reflux worse on an almost empty stomach?

It can be: yes it can because you have acid in your stomach all the time actually food will dilute some of the acid but food will stimulate the stomach to produce more acid the bottom line is yes it can happen you can use anti acid make sure you stay on medicine all the time not only when you are having heartburn or diluted with red vinegar if not better you better see a doctor for endoscopy to make sure yo ...Read more

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Can i take liquor in an empty stomach?

Can i take liquor in an empty stomach?

Yes: A much faster way to absorb the alcohol on an empty stomach. But why? Drunk faster and not recommended. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen on an empty stomach?

Can I take ibuprofen on an empty stomach?

Empty stomach & meds: Ibuprofen is known to cause gastritis or stomach upset. Any of the non steroidal anti inflamatory drugs (nsaids) can cause ulcers and should be taken with food. Some people cannot tolerate nsaids at all. ...Read more

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Can working out on an empty stomach burn more fat?

Can working out on an empty stomach burn more fat?

No: The calories you burn will relate to the amount of activity you do and how intensely you do it. If your stomach is extremely full you may find it limits your performance-you may get cramping or "side stitches." make sure you're appropriately fueled and hydrated, and for longer efforts (>60 min) consider taking in carbs as sports drink or gel during the workout to optimize performance. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can taking doxycycline on an empty stomach cause me to vomit?

Can taking doxycycline on an empty stomach cause me to vomit?

Yes: Gi side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are common with doxycycline. Suggest taking it with food to see if that helps. ...Read more

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