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Doctor insights on: Does Your Alcohol Tolerance Level Decrease As You Age

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Does your alcohol tolerance level decrease as you age?

Does your alcohol tolerance level decrease as you age?

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 more

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Tolerance (Definition)

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


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Is it possible to have diminished alcohol tolerance as you've aged?

Is it possible to have diminished alcohol tolerance as you've aged?

Possibly: especially if you have been a heavy drinker and your liver is no longer functioning as well. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol decrease zinc and iron levels in the body?

Can excessive alcohol decrease zinc and iron levels in the body?

Yes: Excessive alcohol intake impairs many stomach functions and can cause multiple nutritional deficiencies. For good heath - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Taking concor 2.5 for 3 y aged 30 y does it effect libido it decreased in last 2 months also not taking alcohol no smoking no red meat eat x-syndrome?

It May: Bisoprol has many side effects. Genitourinary problems include decreased libido, cystitis and even impotence. Check with your doctor about switching to alternative med. Do not discontinue on your own. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do different race have different alcohol tolerances?

Do different race have different alcohol tolerances?

Yes there are ...: There are genetic differences in the levels of alcohol dehydrogenase enzymes. People with lower enzyme levels will be more sensitive to feeling the effects and side-effects of alcohol. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as increased alcohol tolerance?

Is there such a thing as increased alcohol tolerance?

Alcohol: Sure. Some have high tolerance & are likely to develop dependence, others have low tolerance to even small amounts of alcohol consumed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between high tolerance wrt alcohol and immunity to effects of alcohol?

What is the difference between high tolerance wrt alcohol and immunity to effects of alcohol?

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

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How long does it take for body to get lower tolerance to alcohol?

How long does it take for body to get lower tolerance to alcohol?

Alcohol Intake: It varies on how your fast your liver metabolizes and your kidneys excrete it. You should only drink moderately. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/basics/nutrition-basics/hlv-20049477 ...Read more

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Relative has a low tolerance for alcohol. 2-3 drinks --> drunk & nasty. The effects can last up to +24hrs. Something else going on?

Relative has a low tolerance for alcohol.  2-3 drinks --> drunk & nasty.  The effects can last up to +24hrs.  Something else going on?

Alcohol tolerance: Usually there are other factors in play, and something else is going on e.g. taking drugs along with alcohol. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Etoh Tolerance: Have you started a new medication with potential drug - alcohol interaction? If one was a heavy drinker and liver damage occurred then tolerance could be reduced. Any illness that could be affecting liver? ...Read more

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Is tolerance for alcohol based on your genetics?

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 more

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How does HIV affect your body's tolerance to alcohol?

How does HIV affect your body's tolerance to alcohol?

HIV: Hiv infection by itself should not interfere in any way with tolerance to alcohol. Many patients with HIV disease also have hepatitis b and c, and the damage done to the liver through this and other HIV associated illnesses may affect the tolerance to alcohol. ...Read more

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Is there a scientific reason for me having a high tolerance to many drugs, and alcohol?

Is there a scientific reason for me having a high tolerance to many drugs, and alcohol?

YEP Genetics: It is well proven genetically that some people have a higher tolerance to drugs and their effects than others do. Thios is why the practice of medicine is as much art as it is science. ...Read more

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Does Mucinex (guaifenesin) lower alcohol tolerance?

Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin increases the sedative effects of alcohol, so less alcohol will make you feel more tired. ...Read more

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If i'm anaemic would this affect my tolerance to alcohol ?

If i'm anaemic would this affect my tolerance to alcohol ?

Anemic/Alcohol: Depends on type & severity of the anemia & if liver is involved & to what extent. Consult your primary care doc. ...Read more

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Does a head injury reduce your tolerance to alcohol?

Increased risk: Alcohol can make it more risky for people with head injury since they may not be aware of body's warning signals. ...Read more

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It's almost like a subconscience urge, but i tend to crave alcohol before my period and have noticed that I have minimal tolerance for it.

It's almost like a subconscience urge, but i tend to crave alcohol before my period and have noticed that I have minimal tolerance for it.

Catching on - Good: Very good, on right track. Cravings are inherently far more (if not totally) mental, subconscious & related to associations formed from previous experiences. At the same time, that does not mean associations are always helpful or healthy, as you make reference to. Study the first portion of video: "science for smart people": human intelligence & pattern recognition. Confront memories, hx, reasons. ...Read more