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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Is decreased alcohol tolerance a side effect of liptor. I consume 4 drinks and i'm done. Never use to be like that.
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
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
Alcohol Intake: It varies on how your fast your liver metabolizes and your kidneys excrete it. You should only drink moderately. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/basics/nutrition-basics/hlv-20049477 ...Read more
Relative has a low tolerance for alcohol. 2-3 drinks --> drunk & nasty. The effects can last up to +24hrs. Something else going on?
Partially it is.: Some people will naturally have a higher tolerence for alcohol, factors such as family history of alcoholism, certain ethnic groups may have a higher or lower tolerence. People do metabolize alcohol at different rates. Also people who tend to drink excessivly just become more tolerant to alcohols effects more than people who don't, becoming more tolerant is a risk factor for alcoholism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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No: Some people are inordinately affected by alcohol, just as some are affected by tranquillizers or other medicines. Sometimes people who are very sensitive will look intoxicated after even a single drink, something called pathological intoxication. This sensitivity is from your brain and nervous system, nobody can explain it, and it is not likely anything to do with your liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that a high tolerance for alcohol will cause prescription pain killers to not be very effective?
Is a sudden change in tolerance for alcohol concerning. a single small glass of wine is making me slur and unsteady. no med change.
Check with doctor: This is unusual but you would need to check with your doctor and definitely avoid any alcohol. Alcohol is cleared by the liver and your doctor needs to know what is happening and order some blood tests to make sure that your liver and kidneys are working properly. I would also avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) and medications like motrin or aleve until you check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers