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Drinking Alcohol After Liposuction
Alcohol is a CNS dep: Alcohol is a CNS (brain) depressant meaning it shuts down many of the brain's automatic controls over respiration, heart rate, etc. We also have a huger/satiety center in our brain which may also shut down and may lose appetite or eat voraciously. Moderate drinking usually does not have such effect. Alcohol also is high caloric intake with little nutritional value. ...Read more
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
Don't understand ?: Alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde and then into acetic acid, which is then used by the body, in the Krebs cycle, to produce energy. There is no "acid" that accumulates and needs to be removed. In patients who drink extremely large amounts of alcohol, other byproducts, such as acetone and dihydroxybutyric acid DO cause alcoholic ketoacidosis, which resolves with thiamine and fluids. ...Read more
Recently I lost my memory intermittently after drinking alcohol. Ive never done that before so Im concerning about that these days a bit.
Black out: That is a known occurrence from too much alcohol. You should be careful when consuming alcohol because it certainly can wipe your memory from that time of excessive use. There can be other dangerous side effects too. Doctors tend to think of alcohol as a drug, and it should be respected as such. In fact, it's best not to drink alcohol at all if you want to be as healthy as possible. ...Read more
What are your pills?: and how much alcohol are we talking about. I am always concerned when someone is going to a stranger online to ask these questions, rather than the prescribing doctor or their pharmacist, and I think my concern is that they are drinking far more than they are comfortable telling them about. Even social drinking can be dangerous with some medications, and larger amounts more so. Talk to your MD! ...Read more
Hard to say: Alcohol causes flushing, in part by release of histamine and in part because of direct vascular effects. In most people it involves the face and neck, but others get flushing (together with itching) of the back, chest or the entire body. It usually means you have either a variant enzyme that metabolizes acetaldehyde into acetic acid and water. This is most common in Asians & Native Americans. ...Read more
Pain where??: If you ever put alcohol on a cut, you know that it is toxic to tissues - it burns! That is not just true of isopropyl alcohol but ethyl (beverage) alcohol as well. People can get pain in their mouth and throats, esophagus, stomach and duodenum from drinking excessive alcohol, or for those with particular sensitivity. It can also inflame the liver and pancreas, causing abdominal and back pain. ...Read more
Recently stopped drinking alcohol after years of moderate use,no health issues, but how long for body to truly recover be healthy after years of it?
It depends: Occasionally there is irreversible damage to organs as a result of chronic alcohol use. We generally consider the brain to be pretty well back to baseline after 6 months or so and after being abstinent for 12 months one is formally into remission. If not scarred the liver will get back to normal I suspect within a month or so. Talk to a physician about the details of your exam and hx. ...Read more
Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more
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