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Why does drinking too much alcohol make us puke?

Why does drinking too much alcohol make us puke?

Too Much Alcohol?: Not everyone has this response, but alcohol can significantly irritate the lining of the stomach...Thus making it easier to have an upset stomach and to lead to nausea, vomiting, and ulcers. Also adding to this potential is that drinking heavily for your body type and experience can lead to alcohol poisoning and thus your body wants to expel anything toxic. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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Why does drinking too much alcohol cause skin breakouts?

Why does drinking too much alcohol cause skin breakouts?

Vitamin deficiencies: I presume that part of it is related to the fact that drinkers absorb fewer b vitamins, specifically folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol destroy villous epithelial cells?

Can drinking too much alcohol destroy villous epithelial cells?

Intestinal Damage: I don't think so but it can damage them and interfere with functioning. I would be much more concerned about the lining of the mouth, esophagus and stomach especially with chronic alcoholism. ...Read more

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What is damage to the liver apart from drinking too much alcohol?

What is damage to the liver apart from drinking too much alcohol?

Many things: Liver toxic drugs, viral or bacterial infections, liver or other cancers, blockages of the bile ducts, autoimmune diseases, heart/lung failure, and others. ...Read more

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What exactly happens to your body when you "black out" from drinking too much alcohol?

What exactly happens to your body when you "black out" from drinking too much alcohol?

No memories: A "blackout" refers to a period of time when someone is drunk and alcohol prevents the brain from storing long term memories. The person is conscious and alert but can't later recall what happened. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol in a setting triggers hypertension?

Can drinking too much alcohol in a setting triggers hypertension?

It will not: cause long term high blood pressure. If you binge drink. The stress may cause you blood pressure to rise short term. But drinking steady over a long period of time can also be harmful ...Read more

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Could going to church help me stop drinking too much alcohol ?

Could going to church help me stop drinking too much alcohol ?

Not just going....: People find their way out of chemical dependency in many ways, including increasing their spiritual/religious observances. However, the mere act of "going" is not likely to have a major effect. People drink/drug because they are in some kind of pain, usually old trauma, and untreated underlying emotional/psychological issues. Church can be helpful, but mental health workers also help - use both! ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol lead to depression?

Can drinking too much alcohol lead to depression?

Works both ways: Drinking can lead to depressive symptoms depressive symptoms can lead to drinking. In either case help is available and people with depression and/or drinking problems should get help. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol shrink the brain?

Can drinking too much alcohol shrink the brain?

Yes: Chronic alcohol abuse can cause atrophy or shrinage of the brain. Imaging studies such as ct scan of the brain can show enlargment of the ventricles and sulci which are "empty" fluid filled areas of the brain and correspond with shrinkage of healthy brain tissue. Animal studies of rodents exposed to chronic alcohol show loss of neurons or brain cells in parts of the brain. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol delay a period?

Can drinking too much alcohol delay a period?

I am not familiar: With alcohol delaying periods. However, illnesses due to excessive alcohol use could delay a period. ...Read more