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Causes Of Alcohol Intolerance
Genes/Meds/Religion: Alcohol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme is found in all humans but varies depending on sex and race. People with low levels - young females and those of asian descent may have typical red flush when drinking. Medication interactions are another important reason for intolerance. However, in the western world religion is probably the leading cause of alcohol intolerance. ...Read more
If you choked: If you choked on a drink, yes. Otherwise probably not. ...Read more
Day after i drink alcohol i wake up with crusty eyes and sore fingers. Could this allergy or intolerance? If so what's in booze to cause this?
Can my rhinitis be caused by an alcohol intollerance? Always got increased mucous for days after drinking alcohol?
Listen to your body: Hey Doc! It hurts when I do this! Doc: Well, don't do that! LOL! In short: If you've noted that you often have tons of mucus production after you consume ETOH. And you don't like that. Then don't consume the ETOH. 'Nuf said. ...Read more
Ace.What causes low ACE levels, I am alcohol intolerant and always have been, had some high gamma gts and monocytosis bloods i found dating back 4 years?
"Alcohol allergy": Alcohol intolerance involves the body's inability to break down alcohol. It is not an allergy but nasal congestion & skin flushing are seen commonly right after drinking alcohol. Believed to be a genetic condition in which body cannot break down alcohol. More common in asian population. You can be intolerant to alcohol also if you take Antabuse since drug prevents body from breaking down alcohol. ...Read more
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