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Chest Pains After Drinking Alcohol
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
First, i Hope that : You are not having a drinking problem. The cure of your problem is stop drinking. Alcohol can damage your heart by increasing your o2 consumption and requirements creating chest pains . Also can decrease gastroesophageal sphincter tone and cause reflux and chest pain. Your body it's telling you to stop. Listen to your body and stop and do not drink at all. My advice. Good luck. ...Read more
Duh... No : Alcohol can raise blood pressure. High BP can stress your heart. The most common reason for a 22 yo to have a BP problem is fibromuscular dysplasia. Next is a pheo or thyroid disease. Alcohol can cause problems with both . It is also a diuretic.....Usually this is not a problem in a young person. Something is up though...... See a doctor. ...Read more
Irritation: Alcoholis rapidly metabolized in the body, and generates reactive oxygen species. As a pro-oxidant, it causes oxidative damage to the cells and tissues in the GI tract. The stomach and the intestines have a single layer of cells lining its inner side, which normally provides a barrier. When this barrier is disrupted, inflammation can occur, leading to stomach pain. Gastritis, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more
Pain where??: If you ever put alcohol on a cut, you know that it is toxic to tissues - it burns! That is not just true of isopropyl alcohol but ethyl (beverage) alcohol as well. People can get pain in their mouth and throats, esophagus, stomach and duodenum from drinking excessive alcohol, or for those with particular sensitivity. It can also inflame the liver and pancreas, causing abdominal and back pain. ...Read more
Sick stomach and tight pain across chest especially after drinking alcohol. Get sick also but don't drink often large amounts?
Listen to your body: It's hard to tell exactly what's causing your pain and stomach sickness. Sometimes there are additives in liquor that can cause reactions like nausea. Sometimes people lack an enzyme that breaks alcohol down, and this can cause sick feelings. The easy answer is to avoid the kinds of alcohol that make you feel this way. If all alcohol does this, it's best not to drink. I hope this answer helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much alcohol?: If you have been getting this symptom for a while, and continue to drink despite having recurrent shoulder pain every time you drink, I am concerned that you have an alcohol problem. Shoulder pain can be referred from the diaphagm and the organs near it - like the liver. If you are getting alcoholic hepatitis - inflammation of the liver from drinking- that is dangerous. Stop drinking, see doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 27, overweight, non-smoker. Why does the right side of my chest ache after or while drinking alchol, and my whole stomach burn drinking wine? Ulcers were ruled out.
Sounds like reflux: gastro-esophageal reflux disease (or GERD) occurs when acidic stomach contents are not held in the stomach because of a weak valve between the esophagus and stomach. Alcohol commonly brings it on and/or makes it worse. It is more common in people who are overweight and in smokers. Avoiding triggers and smoking cessation help, as do medications like Tagamet (cimetidine) or Omeprazole. Weight loss also may help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unrelated: They is no relationship between the two. ...Read more
Chest pain: See a doctor for evaluation this symptom should not be ignored. ...Read more
Irritation: Alcohol is an irritant to the liver and pancreas as well as the stomach itself. If these organs are irritated enough they will cause pain in the abdomen and the back. Most people who drink overdo it. Only you can decide if you are an "alcoholic" but usually these people are unable to quit completely at will and/or regulate the amount they drink. Alcoholics anonymous is a reliable way to stay quit. ...Read more
Alcohol: Best advise is to stop & get checked by your pcp. ...Read more
Gastritis or spasm: Sounds like a good reason to avoid the empty calories. Upper middle (/epigastric) discomfort from alcohol can be due to gastritis--when the stomach lining becomes irritated/raw/inflamed and painful when exposed to noxious substances; or could be an allergic-type response, causing esophageal spasm, which usually lasts 10-20 minutes per episode and is extremely uncomfortable. Try avoidance. ...Read more
Pancreatitis 3 months ago, since after even just drinking water eating, nausea, burping, , bloating and ;lower abdomen stomach pain?
You need to image: your pancreas to see what is wrong ...Read more
Burning throat: Greetings. The burning may be due to reflux. If you suffer from heartburn or GERD, then tums or a medication like Zantac (ranitidine) may be of help. Pharyngitis coming from a virus could be the cause and Tylenol/Motrin could help. See your doctor for confirmation. Good Luck. ...Read more
Upper abdominal pain after eating, constant nausea, burping, X 3 weeks. Now get random vomiting. AST was slightly elevated. I don't drink alcohol.
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