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Does your brain swell when you drink alcohol?

Does your brain swell when you drink alcohol?

No: Your cognitive function is affected, if too much alcohol permanent damage to this center occurs along with liver disease. ...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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Does having a brain bleed in the past mean I can't drink alcohol anymore?

Does having a brain bleed in the past mean I can't drink alcohol anymore?

No: Alcohol when consumed in moderation is fine after a brain bleed. Excessive alcohol intake can affect your liver and cause problems with forming clots. ...Read more

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Are you able to drink alcohol after having brain surgery?

Are you able to drink alcohol after having brain surgery?

Maybe: I can't answer that question without knowing more about your history and why you had surgery. I would ask your surgeon that question. ...Read more

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If I have a benign brain tumor, and I've been off meds for a good 5 days now. Is it ok for me to drink alcohol?

If I have a benign brain tumor, and I've been off meds for a good 5 days now. Is it ok for me to drink alcohol?

Tough question: Since alcohol interacts with many medications and the brain functions, it is important that you discuss this question with your personal neurologist/neurosurgeon. I typically allow my patients to drink in moderation (no more than 1 drink a night) 6-12 months after being off all brain related medications. But again, please see your personal physician before acting on my suggestion. ...Read more

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I have a benign brain tumor, but I've been off meds for a good 5 days now. Is it safe for me to drink alcohol?

I have a benign brain tumor, but I've been off meds for a good 5 days now. Is it safe for me to drink alcohol?

Maybe: Alcohol in moderation should not complicate a "benign" brain tumor such as a meningioma or schwannoma. If you have a low grade glioma, then the tumor is not really benign. Whether your liver can tolerate the alcohol may depend on what drugs you have been on which were just stopped. Consult your doctors before drinking. ...Read more

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Help I have headache daily?! Brain tumor? I am very stressed, lack of sleep, drink alcohol weekly, is this causing headache? Dr won't do mri

Help I have headache daily?! Brain tumor? I am very stressed, lack of sleep, drink alcohol weekly, is this causing headache? Dr won't do mri

Stress reduction: Many times headaches are due to benign issues. Getting proper sleep, doing some stress reduction techniques, and cutting out alcohol (which can dehydrate you and also lead to headaches) can all help. ...Read more

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Concussion 2 weeks ago. Doctor cleared me to drink alcohol moderately. When is it safe for my brain to smoke marijuana again? (Decriminalized my state)

Concussion 2 weeks ago. Doctor cleared me to drink alcohol moderately. When is it safe for my brain to smoke marijuana again? (Decriminalized my state)

Marijuana is leagal: In your state and I understand that. Unless it is processed and medially supervised, I don't think it's a good idea for you to smoke it at any time. See the brain scans of Daniel Amen, MD, on those smoking it. If you have anxiety use other natural relaxants and techniques. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org ...Read more

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Is feet swell when I drink alcohol normal?

Is feet swell when I drink alcohol normal?

Depends on how much: Alcohol is a vasodilator meaning opens blood vessels which causes pooling and gravity pulls it down. Don't drink so much and elevation will help. ...Read more

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My ankle was broken a few years ago, now why does it swells evertime I drink alcohol after a few years of recovery?

Comorbidities: How much alcohol are we talking about? One liter of bourbon is much different than a glass of wine. There may have been some other problem in your body incurred when you broke your ankle. Perhaps something along the lines of a disruption of circulation. The alcohol may be disrupting your body's ability control fluids and via gravity the fluids are accumulating in this ankle. ...Read more

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Whenever I drink alcohol my feet swell, why?

Whenever I drink alcohol my feet swell, why?

Alcohol can: Function as a vasodilator......Allowing blood vessels to become more engorged and hence more blood flow....Swelling of the feet which area city dependent of or the majority of the feet. ...Read more

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Why do my feet swell when I drink alcohol?

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Why do my feet swell when I drink alcohol?

Alcohol: Fluid retention and electrolyte imbalance. Please contact your doctor for exam and workup. ...Read more

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My lips and face swell up when I drink alcohol. Am I allergic to alcohol?

My lips and face swell up when I drink alcohol. Am I allergic to alcohol?

Allergic to alcohol: You might be allergic to alcohol. Some people have this condition while others may be allergic to a component in an alcoholic beverage (e.g. The mixer). I would avoid alcohol if it gave me those problems. ...Read more

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When I drink alcohol, my face swells, eyes blood red and heart beats faster, this does not happen everytime, I m 37yr male, no bp, no sugar, whis this?

When I drink alcohol, my face swells, eyes blood red and heart beats faster, this does not happen everytime, I m 37yr male, no bp, no sugar, whis this?

Alcohol: Alcohol is a spontaneous mast cell degranulator which basically means that the alcohol causes the cell sin your body to release histamine leading to all of your reactions. Most people only notice this with some alcohols and not with others. It could also be a grain allergy if it happens with beer. See an allergist. ...Read more

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Right Eyelid swells badly but yeah is fine. Doctor said looks like an allergy but if it was it would be both eyes. Occurs morn after I drink alcohol.?

Right Eyelid swells badly but yeah is fine. Doctor said looks like an allergy but if it was it would be both eyes. Occurs morn after I drink alcohol.?

Hard to tell: It may not just a one -time thing but if it recurs then it may require an allergy evaluation. Allergy is usually associated with itching as well. Of course, if you experience swelling again anywhere after consuming alcohol, the only solution is avoidance. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

May just be you: That's high for the lab, I trust? About one person in 1000 always runs a way-high GGT. It's genetic. These folks get accused of being drunks. You're not. Sorry there was a misunderstanding. If everything else is okay, forget it. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

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My AST level is abnormally high. It is 60 U/L. I don't drink alcohol and don't have hepatitis. What is causing this? What should I do?

My AST level is abnormally high. It is 60 U/L. I don't drink alcohol and don't have hepatitis. What is causing this? What should I do?

Normal: If your ALT is normal, I wouldn't worry about it. AST is an enzyme made by other tissues besides the liver, like red blood cells and bone. Your doctor can check other labs to see where the elevation might be coming from. ...Read more

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I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and I rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and I rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

Probably just you: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait producing a high GGT without drinking or anything else. From time to time, I have to reassure these people's employers, probation officers or whoever that they are not secretly abusing alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with cepalexin?

Drug interactions: No drug interactions were found between cephalexin & alcohol using the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker.
REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more