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How Does Alcohol Affect A Diabetic
Alcohol adds: Calories to your intake and can increase weight. Alcohol without food can lead to low blood sugar. Alcohol can interact adversely with many medications. Alcohol can diminish your judgement and prevent you from following your diabetes care plan with compliance. Alcohol in excess can poison your liver and pancreas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Smoking increases production of stress hormones (your body wants to fight the toxins you're inhaling). Stress hormones cause increased glucose production ("fight or flight") which exacerbates diabetes. More importantly, smoking causes increased inflammation in your arteries. Diabetes does this too. So, now, you have double arterial inflammation - increasing heart attack & stroke risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
unpredictable: Acute alcohol use can either increase or decrease the inr in a given individual. Chronic alcohol use with liver damage interferes with the production of clotting factors and will cause a more profound rise of inr with a given dose of warfarin/coumadin or, with cirrhosis, raise the inr on no anticoagulant at all. ...Read more
HEPATITIS A INFECTIO: Hep A infection is an acute infection of liver and can make you sick with following Yellow Urine Yellow Skin and Eyes(Jaundice) Nausea Vomiting Fever Abdominal Pan Loss of Appetite A small percnt of patients may progress to Acute Liver Failure lleading to coma due to Encephalopathy ...Read more
Via filtration: The role of alcohol has dual properties to someone who has diabetes. Ironically alcohol alone has a lowering effect on blood glucose since its largely metabolized by the liver. It can halt production of glucose by the liver. On the other hand the increased carb load that is associated with e.G beer contribute to increased blood glucose which gets filter by the kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderate OK: It is ok to drink moderately if you have diabetes, but remember alcohol has calories and needs to be considered as part of your dietary intake. Also, alcohol without food can lead to low glucose later. Rarely, alcohol can interact with some medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can kill you: Your toughest organ is your liver, and it's among the least likely to develop problems. The good news is that most liver disease is manageable if it's detected early by an evidence-based physician. Hepatitis c, hepatitis b, hemochromatosis, wilson's, the biliary cirrhosis family and autoimmune hepatitis are all manageable nowadays/. ...Read more
Yes -- negatively!: Your body metabolizes alcohol immediately, often at the expense of other, much more vital metabolic processes (like maintaining adequate blood sugar levels). Over time, heavy drinkers can therefore become diabetic. Alcohol also irritates your GI tract and damage your body's ability to absorb nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from your food, which will have a negative impact on your metabolism. ...Read more
Can trigger rosacea: Excessive alcohol intake can cause the skin to look sallow and less healthy. Chronic alcohol use can prematurely age the skin. It can also exacerbate underlying skin problems. Rosacea is a skin condition in which flushing and redness can be triggered by alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard question: The U.S. Food and drug administration recognizes stevia as safe, clearing the way for foodmakers to use it in a variety of products. Interest in stevia is high because it comes from a plant and has virtually no calories and no carbs, and therefore won't raise blood sugar . Dairy products have carbohydrates and can affect blood sugar.If you have type 2 diabetes and you're could increase your ...Read more
Depends on which: antibiotic. There are many drug interactions with alcohol, since it enhances the liver enzymes that metabolize not only alcohol (one of the factors leading to tolerance) but many other drugs, including ciprofloxacin and similar antibiotics. Moreover, alcohol decreases activity of both kinds of white blood cells - those producing antibodies and those that eat up (phagocytize) bacteria/viruses. ...Read more
Not good.: There are varying degrees of involvement (e.g. Onset during pregnancy, diagnosed before pregnancy, etc..). Risks of big baby, shoulder dystocia, fetal anomalies, mom could develop notable end organ damage (e.g. Eyes, kidney, nerves and other systems), etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
15 min: The effects of the caffeine in soda should take effect within 15 minutes. Caffeine can raise blood pressure very slightly, but this should not be a problem unless you already have extremely high and uncontrolled blood pressure, or you are drinking gallons of soda a day, which wouldn't be good for many reasons. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Many detriments: Medical problems from alcoholism include: depression, anxiety, suicide, liver failure, encephalopathy (brain problems), malnutrition, heart problems, ulcers, lung problems, aspiration pneumonias, esophageal problems, GI bleeding, kidney disease, bladder cancers, intestinal cancers, other cancers, bone marrow suppression, (need we go further?). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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