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Back Pain After Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Does emotional instability increase with alcohol consumption? Days of heavy drinking back to back as opposed to binge drinking?
Yes but : Binge drinking is not better! the first organ to b dammaged by alcohol is the CNS meaning the brain. Alcohol is the fakest friend u can imagine! it is a CNS depressant that destroys sleep, mood & personality much quicker than pple usually think. Avoid both daily heavy drinking or weekend alcohol binge, b safe & keep ur best asset healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe shoulder pain with alcohol consumption? I always get severe shoulder pain after drinking alcohol.. What could it be?
An alcohol problem?: No clue, but go get your shoulder and liver checked by a doctor and don't drink alcohol until then! pain of hepatic/ intraabdominal origin can sometimes cause pain referred to the right shoulder...... ...Read more
Periodic front hip/ upper thigh (groin crease) pain w movement day after alcohol consumption. Causes?
Kidney stone: From the timing, it sounds like a kidney stone. There is some association between alcohol and kidney stones, though not conclusive, but the idea is that the increased urine output from alcohol causes dehydration, which promotes kidney stone formation. The hip/groin is the classic referred pain area for "renal colic", as it's called. ...Read more
No good answer: I don't have good answer for this question. But since alcohol is not essential for life i would recommend abstaining. I get excessively sleepy when i drink even a small quantity; so i just don't drink any. ...Read more
They may or may not: I don't know what "moderate" means to you, but 3 or 4 drinks, in most people, will not cause any elevation of liver enzymes. Only about 30-40% of heavy drinkers get liver problems and there appear to be genetic susceptibility to this damage. In those where there is a transient elevation, it goes up almost immediately, and comes back to normal in a few days. ...Read more
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