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Hole In Esophagus Alcohol
Am I'm at a high risk for getting esophagus cancer if I get the Asian glow? Should I give up alcohol entirely?
Yes don't drink: People who consume alcohol have higher incidence of esophageal cancer, asian glow is due to a different reason, when alcohol is consumed, it is metabolized to acetaldehyde then to harm less acetate, the enzyme needed for this is lacking, or rapidly destroyed in some asians, resulting accumulation of acetaldehyde, causes the flush f face. Read more
I rarely drink. Drank 1 beer, bad esophagus pain every minute for a while after. Faded to dull pain, went away after few days. Alcohol is cause?
Esophagus pain: Have you ever had this reaction before? Did you eat anything that could have given you an allergy? Are you a smoker or chew tobacco? It could be the beer. Would avoid for now & discuss with your MD or consult with us to be sure it is is not a sign of something else. Read more
Should and how do I tell my family I have alcohol cirrhosis. I binge drink n have one episode esophagus bleeding n pain across stomach area. I give up?
Yes?: I think the answer would be yes, but without me knowing more specifics, it could be a question how best to tell them. The bigger question is are you getting support for your disease of alcoholism, going to meetings, seeing a l counselor or talking to you doctor, if not I recommend it, and they may be able to help you with how to approach this. There is still hope for you, don't go it alone, . Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
21 years old. Everyday alcohol, ciggerete abuse for nearly 7 years. Severe acid reflux for 2 years. Could I have already developed esophageal cancer?
Need for evaluation: It is unlikely that you have esophageal cancer, but you may have ulcerations in your esophagus. Have you quit alcohol and tobacco? How much do you weigh? If you are overweight, that would make reflux worse, It would be prudent for you to consult a GI doctor for esophagitis and advice about nutrition. Read more
A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age?
There isn't"average": I am unaware of any population study of this. Safe drinking limits for men 21-60 are no more than 2 standard drinks per day (12 oz. Beer, 5 oz. Wine, 1 1/2 oz. 80 proof spirits), and no more than 4 drinks on one occasion. Amounts over that are associated with a number of health and behavioral issues, including increased hypertension and liver problems. For women and men over 60, 1 drink/day. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would consuming alcohol on day 1 effect working out on day 2? For l seem to have less energy during workout when I have drinks up to 24 hours prior.
Alcohol = a toxin: No matter how enjoyable even moderate alcohol drinking may be, the fact remains that it is a toxin for your body -- especially liver and brain. Essentially you're asking your body to process a poison. So, your body will be less efficient both during intoxication and until all traces of alcohol have been processed. Remember that hangover is multifaceted. Be well. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifetime no appetite! Um, little prob with alcohol, hit 225#s as 5'9" male. Quit 2 years ago, yay! Now 50, below target 170, dropping fast! Dietician can't spoon feed me! Good drug to make me hungry?
Do U have Achalasia: Achalasia is defined by absent peristalsis in the esophagus & incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (les). It may be a "primary" esophageal motility disorder, or "secondary" to cancers invading the les (pseudoachalasia), chagas disease from reduviid bug bites, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, eosinophilic infiltration. Similar motor abnormalities can be seen with diabetes & ciip. Read more
My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug (s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?
Usually not: People who have witnessed such deaths describe them as peaceful. I'm very sorry about your sister and whatever it was that caused her to decide life wasn't worth living. Our minds play tricks on us, and each of us has times when we are not ourselves. I hope you'll cherish the memories that you had together, and live your own life richly and well. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take on lot of alcohol and seem to have intermittent dull pain of liver. L am horrible but need some help?
Join AA: You could benefit by joining aa before its too late. Read more