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Does Your Alcohol Tolerance Increase As You Age
When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more
Not with age: Tolerance for any drug increases as you take more of it. The reason why old alcoholics can drink more is because they have spent far too many years drinking too much. Tolerance is not a good thing. It forces you to drink more and more, causing more and more damage to your body in the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I rarely drink alcohol, but if i do, even 2 drinks, i get bad bilateral hip pain. I always have soreness but beer increases the pain. Age 36 female. ?
Anemia: If your liver is compromised, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Some people are inordinately affected by alcohol, just as some are affected by tranquillizers or other medicines. Sometimes people who are very sensitive will look intoxicated after even a single drink, something called pathological intoxication. This sensitivity is from your brain and nervous system, nobody can explain it, and it is not likely anything to do with your liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My alcohol tolerance is gone. Very suddenly. Two weeks ago I had average tolerance. Now one drink and I'm wasted. Is there something wrong with me?
Semantics?: "high tolerance" meaning can drink a lot and not appear intoxicated? (not necessarily a good thing) usually implies chronic use or use of meds that affect metabolism of alcohol. "immunity to effects" meaning no tissue or organ damage to liver, stomach, heart, pancreas, brain, nervous system, etc.? Means relatively protected by genes, luck, diet, or just moderate intake (or less). ...Read more
Partially it is.: Some people will naturally have a higher tolerence for alcohol, factors such as family history of alcoholism, certain ethnic groups may have a higher or lower tolerence. People do metabolize alcohol at different rates. Also people who tend to drink excessivly just become more tolerant to alcohols effects more than people who don't, becoming more tolerant is a risk factor for alcoholism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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