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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Tolerance

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Do different race have different alcohol tolerances?

Do different race have different alcohol tolerances?

Yes there are ...: There are genetic differences in the levels of alcohol dehydrogenase enzymes. People with lower enzyme levels will be more sensitive to feeling the effects and side-effects of alcohol. ...Read more

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Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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Is there such a thing as increased alcohol tolerance?

Is there such a thing as increased alcohol tolerance?

Alcohol: Sure. Some have high tolerance & are likely to develop dependence, others have low tolerance to even small amounts of alcohol consumed. ...Read more

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Does your alcohol tolerance level decrease as you age?

Does your alcohol tolerance level decrease as you age?

Not with age: Tolerance for any drug increases as you take more of it. The reason why old alcoholics can drink more is because they have spent far too many years drinking too much. Tolerance is not a good thing. It forces you to drink more and more, causing more and more damage to your body in the process. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have diminished alcohol tolerance as you've aged?

Is it possible to have diminished alcohol tolerance as you've aged?

Possibly: especially if you have been a heavy drinker and your liver is no longer functioning as well. ...Read more

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My alcohol tolerance is gone. Very suddenly. Two weeks ago I had average tolerance. Now one drink and I'm wasted. Is there something wrong with me?

My alcohol tolerance is gone. Very suddenly. Two weeks ago I had average tolerance. Now one drink and I'm wasted. Is there something wrong with me?

Etoh Tolerance: Have you started a new medication with potential drug - alcohol interaction? If one was a heavy drinker and liver damage occurred then tolerance could be reduced. Any illness that could be affecting liver? ...Read more

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Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) lower alcohol tolerance?

Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin increases the sedative effects of alcohol, so less alcohol will make you feel more tired. ...Read more

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What causes SIBO, iron too high then suddenly too low, lost alcohol tolerance, weakness, tunnel vision standing up, lightened periods, memory probs?

Not enough info: many things can cause this . So work with your health care team. There is not enough info to help you from here, ...Read more

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What is the difference between high tolerance wrt alcohol and immunity to effects of alcohol?

What is the difference between high tolerance wrt alcohol and immunity to effects of alcohol?

Semantics?: "high tolerance" meaning can drink a lot and not appear intoxicated? (not necessarily a good thing) usually implies chronic use or use of meds that affect metabolism of alcohol. "immunity to effects" meaning no tissue or organ damage to liver, stomach, heart, pancreas, brain, nervous system, etc.? Means relatively protected by genes, luck, diet, or just moderate intake (or less). ...Read more