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How does alcohol affect blood pressure?

How does alcohol affect blood pressure?

Raises it, usually: Acutely, like in alcohol poisoning it can lower your blood pressure to shock levels- in fact many alcohol ods die of shock. Chronically, in heavier drinkers (3/day on average or more), it elevates blood pressure, and in fact is a cause of secondary hypertension. For the most part, people with elevated BP should drink very much in moderation, if at all. I ask my pt's to keep it to special occasion.

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Does alcohol affect a blood test?

Does alcohol affect a blood test?

That depends on: What type of blood test it is.

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How does alcohol affect your skin?

How does alcohol affect your skin?

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.

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How does alcohol affect your body weight?

How does alcohol affect your body weight?

Gain usually: Alcohol is broken down into carbohydrates - with little to no true nutritional value- ie: not a fat or protein, or fruit or vegetable with vitamins. While a small glass of alcohol daily has shown benefit with the mediterranean diet, more than that daily is just extra calories.

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What sort of health issue is alcohol use?

What sort of health issue is alcohol use?

Alcohol use: Most people use alcohol responsibly. It acts as a mild anxiolytic, reducing the symptoms of stress. However, one in thirteen people, is addicted, about 14 million americans. The amount of damage from this group, deaths and injuries for auto accidents, work related accidents, is in the billions yearly. Responsible use unfortunately become life threatening addiction in too many - why start?

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How does alcohol affect the periodontium?

How does alcohol affect the periodontium?

Alcohol dental healt: Alcohol impairs white blood cells from protecting the gums and causes 50% more rate of periodontal infections, compared to non drinkers. Also, heavy drinkers do not have healthy diet, neither a healthy life style, all come into play, causing much more general health hazards than just dental problems. But dental problems in turn trigger more risk of heart attacks and shortenned life. Vicious cycle.

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Does alcohol affect a poor functioning gallbladder?

Not a lot of evidence: A poorly functioning gallbladder is never a very secure a diagnosis of gallbladder disease. If you have stones it is a much more secure diagnosis. So if the underlying diagnosis is really gastritis or a duodenal ulcer alcohol could certainly make it worse.

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Which health problems are associated with excessive alcohol use?

Which health problems are associated with excessive alcohol use?

Several: You are at higher risk for liver disease. In addition, chronic alcohol users have a higher risk for stroke, heart disease, and some cancers. Alcohol is a toxin and kills brain cells which can never regenerate. Alcoholics are also at higher risk for diabetes and accidents of all kinds.

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Why is alcohol use particularly harmful for the health and development of teenagers?

Why is alcohol use particularly harmful for the health and development of teenagers?

Age: First of all it is illegal to make alcohol accessible for anyone under 21 I think the reason for that law is that teenagers are already very impulsive and alcohol potentiates that leading to poor judgement. Teenagers also are less likely to know their limits which depend on wt and metabolism.

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How does alcohol affect the body?

How does alcohol affect the body?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few.

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Does alcohol affect prothrobim time?

Does alcohol affect prothrobim time?

Alcohol: Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol can affect blood coagulation, acting as a blood thinner.

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How does alcohol affect the coordination?

How does alcohol affect the coordination?

The principle: Mechanism is the slowing of communication from the brain to muscles and nerves. There is a loss of precision motor skills. Additionally, with increased processing time and decreased accuracy of information transmitted throughout the central nervous system reaction time is slowed. The loss of coordination and slowing in reaction time results in a tremendous number of injuries and deaths: (

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Does alcohol affect how I metabolize food?

Does alcohol affect how I metabolize food?

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.

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Can heavy alcohol use elevate bilirubin?

Can heavy alcohol use elevate bilirubin?

Yes: It's common. Usually there will be some elevation in both conjugated and unconjugated bilirubin if the cause is alcohol, and the transaminases will also be up. Gilbert's and medication effects are two other important considerations depending on the numbers and which tests are up.

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How does alcohol affect my immune system?

How does alcohol affect my immune system?

Many ways: Alcohol slows down the white blood cells that fight infection, catch and actually eat and kill various germs, and also decreases the production of antibodies and other important humors (cytokines etc.) produced by other kinds of white cells. They make individuals more prone to various infections, especially respiratory, because of smoking and sedating people so they aspirate, and w. Unusual germs.

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