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What happens if a person drinks a lot of alcohol on an empty stomach?

What happens if a person drinks a lot of alcohol on an empty stomach?

Faster absorption: Alcohol on empty stomach will yield faster absorption. Drinking a lot on an empty stomach is not a good idea since your level of intoxication may exceed your expectation very rapidly. ...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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Consumed alcohol last night, empty stomach (I know!!) but now over 12 hours later cannot keep water down for more than 20 minutes.

Consumed alcohol last night, empty stomach (I know!!) but now over 12 hours later cannot keep water down for more than 20 minutes.

It's unusual: to have such a "violent" reaction to alcohol! You should call your Primary Care Provider as soon as practical and discuss with him/her! DON'T BE EMBARRASSED it may be related to a number of conditions.. In the meantime ..try using some antacid or an H-2 Blocker (Pepcid (famotidine) AC) to calm your stomach down! Hope this helps! Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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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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Why do I feel my stomach warm when drinking alcohol on empty stomach. But when I have eaten something I dont feel it warm. Also there is no pain.

Why do I feel my stomach warm when drinking alcohol on empty stomach. But when I have eaten something I dont feel it warm. Also there is no pain.

Faster absorption: Alcohol makes blood vessels become larger, or vasodilate, which can create a feeling of warmth. If you don't have any food in your stomach to absorb the alcohol with, you are more likely to feel the effects of just the alcohol alone. Having food in your stomach slows down the rate of absorption of the alcohol and therefore you wouldn't feel those effects quite as easily. ...Read more

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Small bumpy rash on face and neck appears after 1 or 2 sips of alcohol on empty stomach. Lg amts of food, water and time makes it go away. Allergy?

Small bumpy rash on face and neck appears after 1 or 2 sips of alcohol on empty stomach. Lg amts of food, water and time makes it go away. Allergy?

Unlikely but possibl: Alcohol itself is unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction although flushing is a side effect. Ingredients in beer may cause allergic reaction. If rash is itchy, this increases the chance that it may be an allergy. The small amount ingested could be consistent with allergy and it is not unusual for mild allergic reactions to resolve spontaneously with time. If continues to occur see allergist. ...Read more

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How come alcohol makes my stomach hot. Usually hard liquor on a empty stomach. There is no pain at all and no burning.

How come alcohol makes my stomach hot. Usually hard liquor on a empty stomach. There is no pain at all and no burning.

Irritant: Alcohol can cause a variety of stomach issues including gastritis and heartburn/acid reflux. These can feel like heat, particularly if you drink on an empty stomach and to excess. Alcohol is a toxin to the system at any quantity, though when used moderately it's toxic effects are minimal and temporary. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of eating garlic on an empty stomach?

What are the benefits of eating garlic on an empty stomach?

Garlic: i know of no benefit of eating garlic on an empty stomach. In fact it likely would make you feel bad, at least those around you would feel bad. ...Read more

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