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Dr. Patrick Hennessey
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Alcohol Sensitivity (Overview)

Is feeling of drunkenness after relatively few alcoholic drinks. Researchers at unc, chapel hill, found that those people have variation in the gene cyp2e1 which metabolizes alcohol in brain, making those people less likely to become alcoholics in future, due to such intolerance.


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What's the best treatment to get rid of alcohol intoxication?

What's the best treatment to get rid of alcohol intoxication?

Time: Once the alcohol is in the body, other than a trip to the er, there is nothing one can do except wait for the liver to slowly detoxify the blood. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Hennessey
19 doctors shared insights

Alcohol Sensitivity (Overview)

Is feeling of drunkenness after relatively few alcoholic drinks. Researchers at unc, chapel hill, found that those people have variation in the gene cyp2e1 which metabolizes alcohol in brain, making those people less likely to become alcoholics in future, due to such intolerance.


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Who gets extreme alcohol sensitivity/allergy?

Who gets extreme alcohol sensitivity/allergy?

Young asian women: Allergy to alcohol is likely nonexistent as the molecule is very small and there are many "alcohols" naturally occuring in the body. Sensitivity to alcohol is a different matter. Alcohol is metabolized by a cellular enzyme - alcohol dehydrogenase. Levels of ad vary with sex, age and race. Some people are born with low levels and cannot tolerate alcohol well. ...Read more

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Whats alcohol sensitivity! any help!?

Whats alcohol sensitivity! any help!?

Not sure.: What are your symptoms? Do you get sick - rash / GI upset - when you drink? Do you get intoxicated too quickly? Different races and sexes metabolize alcohol at different rates which leads to some variation in alcohol tolerance. ...Read more

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I have alcohol sensitivity. What can I do?

I have alcohol sensitivity. What can I do?

Some steps: I believe you are talking about the condition when some people are lacking the enzyme that metabolizes acetaldehyde. Of course, avoiding alcohol is a best. If you cannot avoid, use vitamin b3, kudzu or other anti-hangover remedies that you can find in the health food store. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: alcohol sensitivity?

What is the definition or description of: alcohol sensitivity?

Alcohol Sensitivity: Is feeling of drunkenness after relatively few alcoholic drinks. Researchers at unc, chapel hill, found that those people have variation in the gene cyp2e1 which metabolizes alcohol in brain, making those people less likely to become alcoholics in future, due to such intolerance. ...Read more

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Who gets extreme alcohol sensitivity/allergy?

Young asian women: Allergy to alcohol is likely nonexistent as the molecule is very small and there are many "alcohols" naturally occuring in the body. Sensitivity to alcohol is a different matter. Alcohol is metabolized by a cellular enzyme - alcohol dehydrogenase. Levels of ad vary with sex, age and race. Some people are born with low levels and cannot tolerate alcohol well. ...Read more

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Why does prolonged skin contact with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema and sensitivity?

The alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol contains just that, alcohol. Alcohol is extremely drying and kills germs on your hands by disolving their membranes. Your cells have membranes too. ...Read more

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Since having a baby, I have a rxn to alcohol with one sip w/ in minutes. Allergist said prob. Sulfite sensitivity. Don't react to any other sulfites ?

Since having a baby, I have a rxn to alcohol with one sip w/ in minutes. Allergist said prob. Sulfite sensitivity. Don't react to any other sulfites ?

Could be: It may be a reaction to sulfite if your reaction mostly happens with wine and not other forms of alcoholic drinks. It can also be a sensitivity to alcohol itself, if you react to all alcoholic drinks, some individuals can break out in hives from it. ...Read more

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I've been having headaches on one side of my head last ~24 hours increasing in intensity. Origin from eye. Alcohol is a trigger. No light sensitivity?

I've been having headaches on one side of my head last  ~24 hours increasing in intensity. Origin from eye. Alcohol is a trigger. No light sensitivity?

Increasing Pain: ER: This sounds urgent to me. If you have a family doctor it may be wise to get in soon. If the pain is intolerable then getting to the er is wise. ...Read more

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My neck always hurts when I drink alcohol lately and then takes a week for the tenderness to go away. Why?

My neck always hurts when I drink alcohol lately and then takes a week for the tenderness to go away. Why?

Check BP & see PCP..: 24 y/o Male says, My neck always hurts when I drink alcohol lately and then takes a week for the tenderness to go away. Why? Pain is usually a warning that one's body is not very pleased with the cause of 'hurt', in this case Alcohol consumption which could be much or different brand. One should check one's Blood Pressure & see PCP to evaluate neck which could also be simple Muscle Spasm or ... ...Read more

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I have soreness in the back of my neck and tenderness under my jaws on both sides, I drank alcohol last night, is this normal?

I have soreness in the back of my neck and tenderness under my jaws on both sides, I drank alcohol last night, is this normal?

Neck/jaw pain &ETOH: Maybe that you had reflux which can be caused by alcohol and that is causing the neck or jaw pain or you were grinding your teeth in your sleep, or slept in an awkward position. Try tylenol, massage . Would also just check for strep and TMJ irritation f/u/ w/ doc. ...Read more

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Mild tenderness in liver area after drinking alcohol, slight elevated liver enzymes 2 months ago, new test says they have came down but still tender.

Please see a doctor: This could be due to liver , gall bladder or stomach problems due to alcohol. Please see a doctor to get labs repeated and you may need ultrasound of liver as well. ...Read more

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Does alcohol increase fats?

Alcohol: Alcohol calories are usually carbohydrates. But these are unneeded and not nutritional carbohydrates. So, when the liver sees this much sugar they make triglycerides, or fat storage molecules. Thus this sugar is made into fats that can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affects teenage growth?

Does alcohol affects teenage growth?

YES: alcohol use in excess may have many bad side effects on many systems of your body including nutrition, livers, kidney and brain . May result in nutritional deficiencies and hormonal influences affecting growth ...Read more

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Which is worse: alcohol or chocolate?

Which is worse: alcohol or chocolate?

Champagne n choclat: In small amounts (1 standard glass wine/beer etc/day), both alchol and chocolate have been associated with some positive health effects for some, but too much alcohol will damage your kidneys, liver, heart, esophogus n more. Too much choclate will also cause weight gain and the associated health risks. Serious health consequences from alcohol is probably much more common - than chocolate overdo. ...Read more

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Why is rubbing alcohol good for pain?

Topical, right?: I am assuming you mean topically during massage. Rubbing alocohol can do a couple of things to help get a massage deeper into muscles or relax them. First, the temper change and sensation on nerve endings in your skin can help muscles relax. Second, the alcohol acts as a varying lubricant on your skin that changes through out the massage that allows different pressure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What types of alcohol is least harmful?

What types of alcohol is least harmful?

Not methanol: The only drinking alcohol is ethyl alcohol and this is what is contained in most potable beverages. It is not so much the type of drink you are using as it is the amount of ethanol you are consuming on a regular basis. Alcohol is generally harmful only when used to excess. A bottle of beer usually contains about the same amount of etoh as a shot of whiskey. ...Read more

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What is the effect of excessive alcohol?

What is the effect of excessive alcohol?

Excessive alcohol: 1. Addiction 2. Loss of role obligations 3. Poor health 3. Economic loss 4. Legal problems get professional help, treatment works. ...Read more