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Doctor insights on: How Does Your Body Metabolize 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. ...Read more

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How does HIV affect your body's tolerance to alcohol?

How does HIV affect your body's tolerance to alcohol?

HIV: Hiv infection by itself should not interfere in any way with tolerance to alcohol. Many patients with HIV disease also have hepatitis b and c, and the damage done to the liver through this and other HIV associated illnesses may affect the tolerance to alcohol. ...Read more

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How long does it take your body to metabolize levamisole?

How long does it take your body to metabolize levamisole?

Very short time: Levamisole would be gone in a couple of days, but if you are using Cocaine regularly that is cut with levamisole it can cause a great deal of damage, both reducing the number of white blood cells, causing infections (esp severe mouth sores) and can cause an inflammatory disorder which can cause damage to skin (esp ears, nose cartilage) and even vital organs (vasculitis). ...Read more

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How much time does it take your body to metabolize junk food?

How much time does it take your body to metabolize junk food?

Metabolic rates: The time it takes to metabolize junk food is the same as for other foods - most of the variation in times for digesting foods have to do with how quickly the food can be broken down, and how quickly the food moves from your stomach through your bowels. High fiber foods tend to be broken down and absorbed more slowly. Fatty foods move through more slowly. Junk foods are often low fiber but high fat. ...Read more

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How does alcohol consumption affect your ability to build muscles?

How does alcohol consumption affect your ability to build muscles?

Alcohol and muscles: Alcohol consumption impacts on growth hormone, testosterone production, and recovery. Therefore it impacts on and reduces the impsct of muscle building. This article answers your question in more detail: http://www.Askmen.Com/sports/bodybuilding_200/218_fitness_tip.Html. ...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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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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How long does alcohol stay in your bloodstream?

How long does alcohol stay in your bloodstream?

Alcohol: Alcohol is metabolized at 20 mg per deciliter per hour. Legal intoxication is 80 mg/dl. So it would take about 4 hours to get the alcohol out of your system. ...Read more

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How long does it take your body to completely clear alcohol?

How long does it take your body to completely clear alcohol?

Time: On average the body namely the breakdown and consumption takes time. A person is able to metabolize 10-15 mg/dl/hr example if blood alcohol level is 100 it will take 10 to 7.5 hours. ...Read more

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How does heroin affect your body?

How does heroin affect your body?

Where to start?: Heroin, if pure (as in England) used with sterile precautions, has same side effects as any other opioid - constipation, respiratory depression if excessive, and producing physical dependency - withdrawal if stopped abruptly. However, non-sterile injected heroin can cause abscesses in skin, brain, lung, bone & heart valves, pulmonary edema and kidney failure, hepB/C, AIDS&other infections. ...Read more

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How does your body digest blood?

How does your body digest blood?

Just another protein: Stomach acid starts molecular bond breakdown, pancreatic enzymes in small intestine continue process until component parts can be absorbed by the gut for transmission via blood stream to "construction sites" where needed to synthesize proteins for the body. ...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 diet affect your metabolism?

How does diet affect your metabolism?

Numerous ways: Your metabolism can be affected by your diet in many ways. A poor or imbalanced diet can slow your metabolism by not providing your body with all the necessary nutrients to function. A diet high in processed foods can be more difficult to digest, taking more energy and thus affecting your metabolism. Finally, fasting or skipping meals will slow metabolism as your body tries to conserve energy. ...Read more

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How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

Alcohol effects: When alcohol reaches the brain, it has the ability to delay signals that are sent between nerve cells that control balance, thinking and movement. Specifically, hyper-activation of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) A receptors. Activation of GABAA receptors by GABA tends to decrease neuronal excitability. This leads to impairment of both motor function and cognition following Ethanol consumption. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol and Valium stay in your liver?

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How long does alcohol and Valium stay in your liver?

Highly variable: A healthy liver can metabolize alcohol at a brisk rate; a person with liver disease or an elderly person will likely metabolize it more slowly, so there's no single answer. The half-life of diazepam and its metabolites ranges from 20-200 hours after a single dose of valium. This is deposited in fatty tissues, and so with chronic use, detectable levels can persist for much, much longer. ...Read more

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Is it really that bad to drink alcohol? How does alcohol affect the digestive system?

Is it really that bad to drink alcohol? How does alcohol affect the digestive system?

Depends: The question is how much alcohol? Low doses of alcohol (1 standard drink/day in women and elderly, 2 per day in men) causes little or no problems in most people, and may actually increase the good cholesterol (hdl). Larger doses cause many problems, mostly to our ability to live with others successfully and navigate life's pathways, but also to the heart, liver, GI tract and every other organ. ...Read more

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