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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