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Why do I feel my stomach warm when drinking alcohol on empty stomach. But when I have eaten something I dont feel it warm. Also there is no pain.

Why do I feel my stomach warm when drinking alcohol on empty stomach. But when I have eaten something I dont feel it warm. Also there is no pain.

Faster absorption: Alcohol makes blood vessels become larger, or vasodilate, which can create a feeling of warmth. If you don't have any food in your stomach to absorb the alcohol with, you are more likely to feel the effects of just the alcohol alone. Having food in your stomach slows down the rate of absorption of the alcohol and therefore you wouldn't feel those effects quite as easily. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

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Is drinking alcohol on an empty stomach worse for your liver?

Is drinking alcohol on an empty stomach worse for your liver?

Yes it is: Alcohol is rapidly absored from the stomach unless there is food in the stomach. Rapid absorption leads to high blood levels which then flow through the liver which takes a bigger hit if the alcohl concentrations are higher. That is why most wise people eat a snack or cheese bites before drinking. Another safety factor is to drink at a slow pace, taking about one hour to finish one alcoholic drin ...Read more

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Sharp in in stomach after drinking alcohol night before?

Sharp in in stomach after drinking alcohol  night before?

Irritation: Alcoholis rapidly metabolized in the body, and generates reactive oxygen species. As a pro-oxidant, it causes oxidative damage to the cells and tissues in the GI tract. The stomach and the intestines have a single layer of cells lining its inner side, which normally provides a barrier. When this barrier is disrupted, inflammation can occur, leading to stomach pain. Gastritis, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol will kill the stomach worms?

I wouldn't count on: It. Please see your physician to have any parasites properly assessed. They would be treated with a prescription antiparasitic. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if you have stomach upset after drinking alcohol?

What to do if you have stomach upset after drinking alcohol?

Stop alcohol: First, stop drinking alcohol. Drink plenty of water. Bland foods like applesauce, dry toast, etc. Mint tea, or ginger tea may be soothing and help with nausea. For fresh ginger tea: peel a 2” piece of ginger root. Bring two cups of water to boil and add sliced ginger. Reduce the heat and leave for 15-20 minutes to simmer. Strain the tea and add honey and lemon to taste. ...Read more

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Severe upper middle stomach pain while drinking alcohol?

Severe upper middle stomach pain while drinking alcohol?

Gastritis or spasm: Sounds like a good reason to avoid the empty calories. Upper middle (/epigastric) discomfort from alcohol can be due to gastritis--when the stomach lining becomes irritated/raw/inflamed and painful when exposed to noxious substances; or could be an allergic-type response, causing esophageal spasm, which usually lasts 10-20 minutes per episode and is extremely uncomfortable. Try avoidance. ...Read more

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Left low stomach pain, can this be related to drinking alcohol, if so what could this be?

Left low stomach pain, can this be related to drinking alcohol, if so what could this be?

Alcohol: Depending on quantity of alcohol & how long u have been consuming it. Probably your stomach or pancreas or bowels. Best to have it looked at by your primary care doc. ...Read more

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Stomach sore to touch after drinking alcohol and eating spicey food?

Stomach sore to touch after drinking alcohol and eating spicey food?

Where is it sore?: And how much alcohol? Which spicy food? How long ago between when you ate, drank and onset of symptoms? Were you having any vomiting or diarrhea earlier?these are the questions that would help me better understand the nature of your problem. Without this information I'm afraid my advice won't be very specific.I do suggest though, that if the pain persists or is over the right upper abdomen,CMD2Day ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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