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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. ...Read more

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Is head jerking a side effect if alcohol use?

Is head jerking a side effect if alcohol use?

Not typically: In order to have your question definitively answered, you need to have what you are describing as "head jerks" properly diagnosed. Alcohol isn't at all well known to trigger the onset of a tic disorder, but what I have read suggests that different individuals report both lessening or increasing involuntary movements through alcohol use. See a neurologist! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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:( ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect seizures?

Does alcohol affect seizures?

Yes: Using alcohol with a history of seizures will and can lower thresholds for seizures to occur and thus increase the likelihood of increasing the incidence of seizures. One should be extremely careful about imbibing in alcohol if one has a seizure history. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect my brain?

Depends on you: If you are indeed an alcoholic, and have an associated nutritional deficiency, you could acquire wernicke-korsakoff syndrome with incoordination, gait imbalance, visual problems, confusion, and memory loss. Not unique if alcohol abuse to eventually develop brain atrophy and dementia. However, all is secondary to abuse, as moderation does not result in the above. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect testosterone levels?

How does alcohol affect testosterone levels?

Alcohol lowers T: Check out http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh25-4/282-287.htm for more indepth info on how alcohol consumption lowers testosterone production. That's not to say that you can't have a drink every now & then. But just as w/Goldilocks, excess alcohol consumption isn't good for you. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect a blood test?

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

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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. ...Read more