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I hate drinking alcohol but I can't help it. Why is this?

I hate drinking alcohol but I can't help it. Why is this?

This is not a good: Thing. If you believe that you have lost control over your use of alcohol - that is a red flag. It you have tried to cut down on use or to quit unsuccessfully - that is another flag. If your used is negatively impacting your life - pay attention. Alcoholics anonymous is a free, confidential forum to deal with addiction. You could also see an addiction medicine specialist or addiction psychiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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Aside from driving, what shouldn't you do while drinking alcohol?

Aside from driving, what shouldn't you do while drinking alcohol?

A partial list: Some mean no alcohol, some allow for a moderate amount: flying, boating, biking, motorcycling, air traffic controlling, surgery, handling firearems, skilled athletics, medical procedures, taking other medications, performing, working on the job. Anything for which you want full confidence that you are thinking your best and maximizing balance and motor tasks. ...Read more

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Is Lorazepam ok 11 hours AFTER drinking alcohol? I take it as needed. Haven't taken in over a week.

Is Lorazepam ok 11 hours AFTER drinking alcohol? I take it as needed. Haven't taken in over a week.

Probably: Lorazepam (Ativan) belongs to a class of drugs which can potentiate the effects of alcohol. The answer actually depends on your physical condition, particularly the health of your liver and the amount and duration of your alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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How come drinking a lot of water after drinking alcohol doesn't help it to get out of your system faster?

How come drinking a lot of water after drinking alcohol doesn't help it to get out of your system faster?

Alcohol and water: Drinking waters merely dilutes the alcohol in the stomach. Its the liver that clears the alcohol and this is not dependent on the dilution. ...Read more

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I'd like to start drinking alcohol for health reasons, but really don't crave it. What to do?

I'd like to start drinking alcohol for health reasons, but really don't crave it. What to do?

Then don't: As we continue to figure out what the true health benefits vs risks alcohol has on the human body, I am not currently recommending to my patients who do not drink, that they start drinking. However, if you already drink 1-2 drinks a day, there seems to be good evidence that it is beneficial. Thus, I do not make them stop. But don't start, especially at 33. Too much time to develop an addiction. ...Read more

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Is my liver going to fail if I don't give up drinking alcohol?

Beats me: Did a doctor tell you that it was causing damage? If yes, then if you keep drinking, you will do more damage. We have lots more liver than we need, and it takes many years of heavy drinking to cause liver failure, and not all heavy drinkers get liver damage. Assuming you did have liver abnormalities and you are still drinking, then you clearly need some help. Talk to doctor about treatment. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol good for wounds?

No: In moderation it won't hurt but won't help. A heavy drinker will skip important nutrients and that would be detrimental to healing. ...Read more

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What can you get from drinking alcohol too much?

What can you get from drinking alcohol too much?

Death: By car accident, by fire (fall asleep with a lit cigarette), by dementia, but cirrhosis of the liver and a host of other ways. Is this how you want to leave this planiet? ...Read more

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Please tell me how drinking alcohol affects the body?

Please tell me how drinking alcohol affects the body?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few. ...Read more

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For what reasons drinking alcohol is not good for diet?

Lots of empty: Sugar calories. If you were dieting would you eat lots of twinkies, ho ho's, ice cream & cake? It wouldn't be a very succesfull diet if you did. The same goes for alcohol. ...Read more

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Which classes of medications cannot be taken while drinking alcohol?

Which classes of medications cannot be taken while drinking alcohol?

Many Classes: Medicine contraindicated with alcohol are divided into two main classes. First aremedications that interfere with the metabolism of alcohol like the anabiotic flagyl. Others are medications which can amplify the depressive effects of alcohol like muscle relaxers. ...Read more

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Is there any benefits to drinking alcohol in moderation? If so, how much is moderation?

Is there any benefits to drinking alcohol in moderation? If so, how much is moderation?

Debateable: One drink of wine or liquor daily will initially act as a stimulant and open blood vessels; however more is never better and altimatey act as depressants. ...Read more

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How do I detox from drinking alcohol?

Alcoholic: There are many places where you can see a specialist through your alcoholism. Do not wait too long! ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol affect NuvaRing?

Does drinking alcohol affect NuvaRing?

Drugs. Com: drug interaction checker showed possible minor, but not clinically significant interactions between NuvaRing (ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel), Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol). ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Alcohol, Dopamine: Alcohol increases the release of Dopamine in brain’s “reward center. By increasing Dopamine levels in the brain, alcohol tricks you into thinking that it’s actually making your feel great. The effect is that you keep drinking to get more Dopamine release, but at the same time you’re altering other brain chemicals that are enhancing feelings of depression. ...Read more

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Puking after drinking alcohol, what to do?

Puking after drinking alcohol, what to do?

Not drink???: Your body, via your stomach, is telling you that you are taking in something that disagrees with it, and perhaps you should listen. You may already have gastritis or pancreatitis and the alcohol may be making these worse (or causing them, for that matter). When people keep doing something despite it causing them problems, then they have a problem with that "something, " whether alcohol or heroin. ...Read more

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Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Possible causes: Redness or itching after drinking alcohol could be an allergic reaction. It could also be related to a deficiency of aldehyde dehydrogenase, an enzyme that breaks down alcohol. ...Read more

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What causes blackout after drinking alcohol?

What causes blackout after drinking alcohol?

It's theorized that: Alcohol consumption impairs the transmission of neurotransmitters in the hippocampus of the brain especially gaba/ gamma amino-butyric acid and n methyl d aspartate, thus causing the black out. Bottoms up! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/blackout_ (alcohol-related_amnesia). ...Read more

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Why do I get diharrea after drinking alcohol?

Why do I get diharrea after drinking alcohol?

Irritable bowel??: Alcohol can stimulate irritable bowel symptoms of diarrhea. This could also be due to an allergic reaction. Best to see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do I suddenly puke from drinking alcohol?

Why do I suddenly puke from drinking alcohol?

Have a better?: Why do you continue to drink alcohol when it makes you suddenly puke? Continuing to drink when it regularly causes a particular problem IS a sign of a drinking problem, and I strongly suggest you discuss it with your health care provider. Alcohol, especially in larger amounts, causes inflammation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, as well as pancreas and liver, and all can cause nausea. ...Read more

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Can I take paracetomol while drinking alcohol?

Can I take paracetomol while drinking alcohol?

NO!!!!!!!!!!: The combination of Acetaminophen and alcohol can be extraordinarily dangerous, because alcohol converts the medication into more of the toxic substance which can damage the liver. While normal doses together with "social" drinking will not likely cause harm, even regular doses like 2 500 mg tabs 4 x daily can cause problems with excessive drinking. If you have problems not drinking, get help! ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol cause you to lose weight?

Can drinking alcohol cause you to lose weight?

Sometimes: Alchol beverages = lots of calories, so many people get the opposite. But with severe drinking - some people will drink instead of eat and become malnourished. The more thin and malnourished you are the more susceptible to adverse medical effects of alcohol. Alcoholic korsakoff's dementia - or wernikes-korsakoffs is usuallly seen in heavy drinkers w/ vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol make your skin itch a lot?

Could drinking alcohol make your skin itch a lot?

Possibly: You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. You should not drink! ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause anxiety to get worse?

Does drinking alcohol cause anxiety to get worse?

Yes it can: Drinking alcohol affects all the cells of your body, including the ones in your brain. Especially after a time of "binge" drinking, they withdraw from the alcohol and respond with symptoms like anxiety. Mood changes like depression can happen too. Overall, it's very destabilizing for your entire system. ...Read more

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I feel guilt about drinking alcohol in the pantry?

CAGE: We know you feel guilty about drinking. Are you annoyed when people criticize your drinking? Have a drink to get rid of a hangover or first thing when you wake up? Ever think you need to cut down on your alcohol use? Recommend checking out Alcoholic's Anonymous & possibly seeing an addiction medicine specialist. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol can I take nyquil?

Depends.: How much did you drink? Are you planning on driving or are you just going to bed? You should look on the nyquil as another 50 proof source of alcohol and act appropriately. ...Read more

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Are cigarettes worse for you when drinking alcohol?

Not: Quite. However people tend to smoke more consuming alcohol. Since both can lead to double health hazard. It is prudent to avoid smoking while drinking. Of course is best to quit smoking ...Read more

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I feel itchy after drinking alcohol how to stop it?

You are likely: Sensitive to one of the components in alcohol. The answer is stopping alcohol use. ...Read more

Dr. Rashid Khan
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Balanitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the foreskin and ...Read more