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Does Your Brain Swell When You Drink Alcohol
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I recently notice I have these strange redish pink lines on my lower leg, close to my ankles. And when I drink alcohol my feet swell. Are they related?
Alcohol: Can cause swelling in feet as it acts as a vasodilator (opens up blood vessels) the streaks I can't comment on without seeing them. ...Read more
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
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.?
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
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?
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?
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
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