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Does Alcohol Increase Inflammation
Not recommended: Swollen gums are caused more often due to poor dental hygiene and bacterial infection. Poor dental hygiene, chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol, smoking and eating excessive sugary foods also cause swelling in the gums. Some types of gum disease can be caused or made worse by excessive alcohol intake. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Is it fine to use a solution with alcohol or any skincare with alcohol denat or should I stop (Acne prone skin) (Inflammation)?
Benzoyl peroxide: Those products are likely to irritate. More beneficial would be a 5% Benzoyl peroxide cream or gel, applied thinly at night and washed off each morning. These are available OTC. ...Read more
I started using Listerine natural mouth wash, which contains alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. Can this cause salivary gland inflammation/Swelling?
Listerine: Listerine is effective at reducing gingivitis however if one has a dry mouth the alcohol can make it drier. As with ant other product the can be sensitive to some ingredients. Typically Listerine does not cause inflammation but everyone is different. Don't use the Listerine for a few days and see how your mouth feels. If the inflammation persists then see a dentist for an evaluation ...Read more
What could cause inflammation in the bladder besides a tumor can always consuming alcohol cause this?
Supposing you had myocarditis (inflammation of heart) caused by alcohol. Would cessation restore your heart to its normal state and after how long?
Myocardiopathy: If you have myocardial damage due to alcohol, cessation of alcohol is absolutely necessary. If it is stopped before too much damage is done, then decent function may remain. Myocarditis is not exactly the pathology of alcohol damage which is toxicity rather than primarily inflammatory. ...Read more
Can blisters and inflammation on the scrotum caused by cleaning it with disinfectant wipes/alcohol cause fistula of any kind?
Use only: Mild soap and water. Those other "cleaners" are too harsh and irritating and will damage your skin. If you would not use it on a baby don't use it on yourself... ...Read more
Anytime: But it's more likely with alcohol abuse and/or binge drinking. ...Read more
Occasionally I get knife like pain in stomach. It feels worse if I eat chocolate (something fatty) or drink alcohol. Is this acid? Inflammation?
GERD: Reflux of acid into the esophagus can be induced by alcohol, nicotine, chocolate, spicy or carbonated foods. If responsive to over the counter remedies your need for further evaluation may be abbreviated. As best possible try to avoid those foods. If persists pursue medical evaluation. Spitting up blood, any sign of anemia, or change in stools. Chest pain of any kind can signal heart disease. ...Read more
I have pain o. My right side I went to the ER they told me it was alcohol related what is the best cure for imflamation of the liver. I don't drink?
Kinds of hepatitis: "hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines tx. ...Read more
My stemzine tablets say 'may increase affects of alcohol' does this mean I can't drink or should just limit my drinks to a couple? Thanks
Prochlorperazine or: Stemzine/compazine is a potent drug with many side effects & drug-drug interactions. Best not to drink any alcohol at all since the combination increases the risk of CNS depression & psychomotor impairment more than either drug alone. Alcohol is best avoided when taking any medication. ...Read more
Would ALT of 43 be considered normal? I'm from Australia and the cut off is 40 my ALT was 48 1 month before. Can alcohol cause slight increases?
Worried: While the reference range is set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside, it disturbs me when a man who's only 18 has an ALT this high. What was your AST/SGOT? Why did you write that you have "cirrhosis of the liver? " If you've been to a few beery parties lately, this is the likely explanation. Perhaps you can cut the drinking back and get retested. ...Read more
See below: Alcohol, shown in black, also binds to the GABA receptors, and increases the quieting effect that GABA has on neurons. Researchers are not sure exactly how it does so, but one theory holds that it causes the ion channels to stay open longer, thus increasing the ion flow. The result is a much greater quieting effect on the brain. ...Read more
I ve bak pain. Last night I smoked 1 pack cigrts and had alcohol. Does it increases my back pain coz m feeling like it has increased?
When I comsume alcohol my heartbeats increase. My face becomes red and I start omiting within half an hour. Kindly suggest tratment to this?
Drink less: These are side-effects of the alcohol and can be prevented by drinking less or avoiding alcohol. As you metabolize the alcohol over time the symptoms should improve. They are generally worse if you drink on an empty stomach or drink rapidly. ...Read more
Does alcohol increase or decrease methylation? The reason I am asking is after I drink moderately, at night, I feel so much better in the a.M.
Ethyl alcohol, the kind people drink is not a methyl doner. And actually increase the risk of other deficiencies of methy doners such as folate (folic acid) or b12.
Even by other means I would suspect it decreases healthy methylation, as even moderate use is associate with increase of certain cancers such as breast, liver and colon. Not sure why you feel better, but it may not be lasting. ...Read more
I am 34 years but hypertensive from last 3 year's. I drink whisky almost 3 days a week of about 3 pegs. Is alcohol factoring on increase my bp?
Absolutely: No question about it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Multifactorial cause: Inflammation is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impact your immune system and can lead to pain and inflammation. You need to work with an experienced doctor to fix all of these metabolic problems. ...Read more
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