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Can You Get Thrush From Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more
Not generally: But heavy drinking, espeically large amounts of beer, result in obesity, and obesity results in diabetes, and diabetes does result in thrust. Your level of drinking is clearly dangerous to your health, and clearly you are already concerned. I would be equally concerned with the other health problems associated with drinking, and get help in stopping your alcohol use, as well as losing weight. ...Read more
Too Much Alcohol?:
Not everyone has this response, but alcohol can significantly irritate the lining of the stomach...Thus making it easier to have an upset stomach and to lead to nausea, vomiting, and ulcers.
Also adding to this potential is that drinking heavily for your body type and experience can lead to alcohol poisoning and thus your body wants to expel anything toxic. ...Read more
Not just going....: People find their way out of chemical dependency in many ways, including increasing their spiritual/religious observances. However, the mere act of "going" is not likely to have a major effect. People drink/drug because they are in some kind of pain, usually old trauma, and untreated underlying emotional/psychological issues. Church can be helpful, but mental health workers also help - use both! ...Read more
Yes: Chronic alcohol abuse can cause atrophy or shrinage of the brain. Imaging studies such as ct scan of the brain can show enlargment of the ventricles and sulci which are "empty" fluid filled areas of the brain and correspond with shrinkage of healthy brain tissue. Animal studies of rodents exposed to chronic alcohol show loss of neurons or brain cells in parts of the brain. ...Read more
Yes, it can: Heavy drinking can ultimately reduce testosterone levels, which in turn may reduce not only sperm counts, but increase the number of abnormal sperm, and affect sperm motility, which may prevent sperm from reaching the egg. Lowered testosterone may also reduce sexual desire and potency, decreasing the ability to have successful intercourse and ejaculate. ...Read more
My daughter is drinking too much alcohol, she forgets discussions, shouts at her univ age daughter, is hard work and stress the underlying problem?
What is best to do and what should I eat, after vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol and smoked weed?
Vomiting black: The best thing to do now after drinking too much, smoking weed, and then "vomiting black, " is to be seen by your physician. You could be bleeding from your stomach -- the black could be old blood. You may also need to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. Please do not drink any more alcohol or smoke any more weed before getting yourself checked out medically. ...Read more
No, it's not allergy: alcohol can cause flushing with red facies in many people, particularly those of Asian extraction. Alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde, which is very toxic and causes blood vessels to dilate, causing red skin, headache, dizziness and even fainting. It is usually only present for less than a second, but in some people it accumulates and causes red or blotchy skin. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Some people can develop an enlarged heart from too much alcohol called alcoholic cardiomyopathy. The heart does not function well at pumping the blood through the body, people can get fluid accumulation in the lungs, legs and abdomen. Excessive alcohol also causes increased blood pressure and pulse which is also a strain on the heart. ...Read more
My husband 's stomach shakes when he lies down could this have anything to do with him drinking too much alcohol?
Could drinking too much alcohol and throwing up four times cause creatine blood test to be elevated three days later?
Yes: You may be dehydrated. Assuming you have no kidney disease previously ...Read more
Really serious!: Black or coffee-ground looking material likely is blood denatured by acid in your stomach. You're bleeding! Stop the beer and smokes, avoid nsaid's (like ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) advil, aspirin) and get yourself right to the emergency room please (call 911 now if you're dizzy or weakening). ...Read more
I have numbness and Pain in my kidneys. Could this be a sign of drinking too much? The feeling has just been brought about with alcohol withdrawls.
Alcohol withdrawl: And kidney pain. Two things going on. It is important to see your doc to supervise your withdrawing. He/she may also do tests to determine the health of your kidneys. Congratulations on dealing w/you alcohol use. The sooner you catch it the better the rest of your life and health and those you love will be. Peace andgood health. ...Read more
Yes: Alcohol is toxic to all tissues, and regular use of high doses of alcohol significantly shortens life. Skin and its component collagen is particularly affected by alcohol consumption. In addition, heavy drinkers are often heavy smokers, and smoking also results in the appearance of aging. The combination of smoking and drinking appears to accelerate the process. ...Read more
I ALWAYS crave alcohol. I rarely drink it but whenever I do drink it tastes great & calms me. Is this alcoholism? I have family history of alcoholism
Alcoholism is heavily used word, I would not name cravings for alcohol as alcoholism. Drinking alcohol can be problematic / abuse/ dependence depending on individual assessment. Cravings are there because probably you have learnt the behaviour from your family. Yes, you are at most risk than others with no family hx of heavy alcohol use.
brief Psychological support can be helpful. ...Read more
Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots, stone formation, diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more
Yes, sometimes: In very heavy drinkers, damage to the pancreas can occur (pancreatitis), which if it occurs many times can damage the ability of the pancreas to make both Insulin and digestive enzymes. The lack of Insulin can lead to a form of diabetes resembling juvenile or type 1 diabetes. In diabetics, alcohol worsens control in a number of ways, and is also a high calorie "food" - twice the calories of sugar. ...Read more
How responsive is Bilirubin to Alcohol consumption? Will excessive drinking for one week impact test results during that period?
Depending on the amount of intake, alcohol may induce hepatitis and that would raise bilirubin.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
How sick &with what?: Thrush is not necessarily an std. Thrush develops when the opportunity presents for a compromised immune system. Many patients who use inhalers that contain steroids are at risk, particularly if some of those steroids are deposited in the oral cavity. Patients on broad-spectrum antibiotics, who take steroids for any inflammatory condition, & those fighting a systemic disease (like HIV) get thrush. ...Read more
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