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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)

Also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to ...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 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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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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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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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 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 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 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

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Can drinking too much alcohol cause nose bleed?

Can drinking too much alcohol cause nose bleed?

Possibly: You may be inducing vitamin b1 deficiency that makes the nasal capillaries fragile. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much alcohol lower your sperm count?

Does drinking too much alcohol lower your sperm count?

Yes, it can: Heavy drinking can ultimately reduce testosterone levels, which in turn may reduce not only sperm counts, but increase the number of abnormal sperm, and affect sperm motility, which may prevent sperm from reaching the egg. Lowered testosterone may also reduce sexual desire and potency, decreasing the ability to have successful intercourse and ejaculate. ...Read more

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How is brain affected when a person passes out from drinking too much alcohol?

Loss of brain cells: Using too much alcohol can kill brain cells. If you pass out you have definitely had to much and it is time to cut back or stop completely ...Read more

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My daughter is drinking too much alcohol, she forgets discussions, shouts at her univ age daughter, is hard work and stress the underlying problem?

My daughter is drinking too much alcohol, she forgets discussions, shouts at her univ age daughter, is hard work and stress the underlying problem?

Stress: It is possible that her work is a factor but alcohol in and of itself can cause major difficulties and changes in personality. Encourage her to see a mental health professional for an evaluation. Best. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol cause you to have late period?

Can drinking too much alcohol cause you to have late period?

I have not heard of: This as a reason for a delayed period. However, if you are a consistent heavy drinker with alcohol related illness that would be another matter. ...Read more

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What is best to do and what should I eat, after vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol and smoked weed?

What is best to do and what should I eat, after vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol and smoked weed?

Vomiting black: The best thing to do now after drinking too much, smoking weed, and then "vomiting black, " is to be seen by your physician. You could be bleeding from your stomach -- the black could be old blood. You may also need to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. Please do not drink any more alcohol or smoke any more weed before getting yourself checked out medically. ...Read more

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Is getting red and blotchy on face from drinking too much alcohol or allergic reaction?

Is getting red and blotchy on face from drinking too much alcohol or allergic reaction?

No, it's not allergy: alcohol can cause flushing with red facies in many people, particularly those of Asian extraction. Alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde, which is very toxic and causes blood vessels to dilate, causing red skin, headache, dizziness and even fainting. It is usually only present for less than a second, but in some people it accumulates and causes red or blotchy skin. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol put a strain on your heart?

Can drinking too much alcohol put a strain on your heart?

Yes: Some people can develop an enlarged heart from too much alcohol called alcoholic cardiomyopathy. The heart does not function well at pumping the blood through the body, people can get fluid accumulation in the lungs, legs and abdomen. Excessive alcohol also causes increased blood pressure and pulse which is also a strain on the heart. ...Read more

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Vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana...Is that serious?

Vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana...Is that serious?

Really serious!: Black or coffee-ground looking material likely is blood denatured by acid in your stomach. You're bleeding! Stop the beer and smokes, avoid nsaid's (like ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) advil, aspirin) and get yourself right to the emergency room please (call 911 now if you're dizzy or weakening). ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol lead to diabetes?

Yes, sometimes: In very heavy drinkers, damage to the pancreas can occur (pancreatitis), which if it occurs many times can damage the ability of the pancreas to make both Insulin and digestive enzymes. The lack of Insulin can lead to a form of diabetes resembling juvenile or type 1 diabetes. In diabetics, alcohol worsens control in a number of ways, and is also a high calorie "food" - twice the calories of sugar. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol make you get diarrhea?

Can drinking too much alcohol make you get diarrhea?

For some: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure.
You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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When I drink too much alcohol I start to shake, is this because of my medication escitalopram?

Sigh: You are on Lexapro (escitalopram) because you are depressed, and you are telling me you are drinking heavily! This is very bad for your depression and your overall health, and doesn't allow your medication to work. Talk to your doctor and get help! You should not be drinking even socially, let alone heavily. The shaking may indeed be a reaction to the combo. I am more concerned about ur drinking than shaking. ...Read more

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Hi, if you drink too much alcohol will it thins or thicken your blood? What are the effects on coagulation? Thank you

Hi, if you drink too much alcohol will it thins or thicken your blood? What are the effects on coagulation? Thank you

No effect, but...: Alcohol itself has no effect on blood clotting. Of course long term excess alcohol can damage the liver, and in advanced cases (cirrhosis) blood may clot less readily ("blood thinning"). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my parents drink too much alcohol?

What do you suggest if my parents drink too much alcohol?

I would recommend. .: That you visit the website of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and use the "Find a Doctor" feature {http://www. Abam. Net/find-a-doctor/}. Then you can make an office appointment with an expert in the field who can guide and advise you and your family. ...Read more

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If I drink too much alcohol I vomit every 20mins the next day for 6 hours, everyone else drinks MUCH more and wake up fine? Why does it make me vomit

If I drink too much alcohol I vomit every 20mins the next day for 6 hours, everyone else drinks MUCH more and wake up fine? Why does it make me vomit

An enzyme deficiency: You most likely have a deficiency in either alcohol dehydrogenase or aldehyde dehydrogenase. This can be a genetic inborn deficiency Which would cause a buildup of metabolites resulting in vomiting. There are various levels of deficiencies some are worse than others. You can undergo testing to determine if you have one of these deficiencies ...Read more

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I didn't drink too much alcohol but got drunk 6hrs ago. I cant sleep my heart is beating too fast it hurts. Normal? What can I do to help?

I didn't drink too much alcohol but got drunk 6hrs ago. I cant sleep my heart is beating too fast it hurts. Normal? What can I do to help?

Alcohol: Whatever alcohol you did drink MAY be interacting w/medications you may be on. You also may be sensitive to alcohol or having a panic attack. In any case, please see your doctor, learn about your situation from him/her, and avoid this in the future. ...Read more