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Doctor insights on: How Much Alcohol Is The Liver Capable Of Oxydizing

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How much alcohol is the liver capable of oxidizing per hour?

How much alcohol is the liver capable of oxidizing per hour?

About one drink/hour: The liver actually gets "revved up" the more you drink, and heavier drinkers can metabolize more alcohol, but the alcohol ultimately causes damage. Once that damage is severe, the liver can actually metabolize less alcohol. One drink per hour is about the rate we metabolize, if by one drink we mean a shot (1.5 oz) of 40 percent spirits, 12 oz 6% beer or 5 oz 10% wine. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What is damage to the liver apart from drinking too much alcohol?

What is damage to the liver apart from drinking too much alcohol?

Many things: Liver toxic drugs, viral or bacterial infections, liver or other cancers, blockages of the bile ducts, autoimmune diseases, heart/lung failure, and others. ...Read more

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How does the metabolism of isotretinoin damage the liver to the extent that increases in liver transaminase is a common consequence of its usage?

How does the metabolism of isotretinoin damage the liver to the extent that increases in liver transaminase is a common consequence of its usage?

Direct injury: Isotretinoin may cause direct injury to liver cells in 10-15 % of patient with elevation of liver enzyme the effect may be temporary and may go away but may persist in less than 1% users. ...Read more

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Is it true a lot of legal over-the-counter drugs kills your liver and brain cells more than majruwana?

Is it true a lot of legal over-the-counter drugs kills your liver and brain cells more than majruwana?

Liver maybe: In moderation, most otc meds are very safe. If taken all the time, and outside the norm of the packaging instructions (eg; "if taken for more than x amount of time-consult with physician") than some meds like Acetaminophen may cause liver problems. Don't try to rationalize smoking illegal substances with this argument!...It's a losing battle. ...Read more

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What quantity of alcohol usage is seen as being a risk to the liver?

What quantity of alcohol usage is seen as being a risk to the liver?

Depends: Liver damage is rarely seen with 1-2 drinks per day (14/week), and goes up significantly with higher amounts. There are genetic predispositions to alcohol-induced cirrhosis, and people with hepatitis c are far more sensitive to alcohol, and should not drink at all. Alcohol damages far more than the liver, and again people differ in their sensitivities to these damages. Talk to md if concerned. ...Read more

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How much alcohol a day (or percentage of alcohol) does it take to cause cirrhosis of the liver?

How much alcohol a day (or percentage of alcohol) does it take to cause cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: Only a small proportion, about 20% of chronic drinkers get cirrhosis. The amount of alcohol needed to start the process towards cirrhosis varies with the genetic makeup of the person and other issues, such as chronic viral hepatitis, state of nutrition etc. I would urge you to not take more than one drink a day. ...Read more

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Which is worse for the liver? Alcohol or ecstasy and by how much?

Which is worse for the liver? Alcohol or ecstasy and by how much?

Alcohol is worse : Of Alcohol or ecstasy , alcohol has the potential for toxic effects on the liver while ecstasy does not appear to have any. That said ecstasy has a greater risk of heart damage and even death in normal use. ...Read more

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How bad is your drinking to get cirrhosis of the liver?

How bad is your drinking to get cirrhosis of the liver?

Can't predict: Chronic heavy alcohol intake puts you at risk for cirrhosis. But there is no magic number as to when it will cause cirrhosis. ...Read more

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They drink too much. Whats the importance of knowing the symptoms of alcoholism?

They drink too much. Whats the importance of knowing the symptoms of alcoholism?

Decisions: I am sure you would agree that knowledge is a good thing, right? So the more a person knows about themselves and the problems they may or may not have, the better they can decide what they want to do about it. Life's about choices and the more information we have, the better our insight and judgement. A person may decide to make changes if they have a good enough reason. ...Read more

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Obviously one cannot function without a liver and that in and of itself is deadly. Besides that, what is the most deadly aspect of liver failure?

Information: Anything that causes the live to not function properly is potentially deadly. One deadly thing is no more deadly than another. Liver faliure is when all aspect of metabolism cease. Perhaps the most dramatic event is when bleeding begins usually from the nose, mouth, urine, and GI tract. ...Read more

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What are the real risks of giving acetaminophen/ibuprofen for teething in terms of liver or kidney damage? How much is too much? 12 month old.

What are the real risks of giving acetaminophen/ibuprofen for teething in terms of liver or kidney damage? How much is too much? 12 month old.

Short term: The key here is to use these medicines in the short term and only for specific reasons. In 20 years of medical practice I have never seen liver or kidney failure from parents judiciously using these medicines. Acetaminophen affects liver. Ibuprofen affects kidney. Use for a baby who is in pain or severe discomfort with a fever or earache, not "as a preventive" or "just in case". ...Read more

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How much alcohol abuse does it take for the onset of liver disease?

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How much alcohol abuse does it take for the onset of liver disease?

Alcohol consequences: Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot withut results till late. But mental consequences are disastrous to self and family and to all your loved ones. It is deadly inherited and younger generations suffer much more than the first gen, from schizophrenia and severe mental problems along with alcoholism. Autism also is a result on kids, adhd, disabling anxiety.. Treat now. ...Read more

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How severely is alcohol and smoking related to panic attacks? And how much quantity of alcohol is moderate as in 40 vol of rum? Thank you.

How severely is alcohol and smoking related to panic attacks? And how much quantity of alcohol is moderate as in 40 vol of rum? Thank you.

Anxiety smoke & drin: Generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder were associated with increased likelihood of nondependent cigarette use (goodwin et al am j addict, vol. 21(5) pp. 416-23) panic disorder and social anxiety disorder most frequently co exist with alcohol abuse or they trigger alcohol( bouzyk-szutkiewicz et al 2012) alcohol and nicotine combine predict the onset of panic disorder (chou et al 2011). ...Read more

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What is da best and most intense way to cleanse the liver kidneys & blood. what are the benefits of increasing liver bile production.whats da purpose?

What is da best and most intense way to cleanse the liver kidneys & blood. what  are the benefits of increasing liver bile production.whats da purpose?

NONE! NONE! NONE!: Don't waste your time, money, or health--liver "detoxing" is snake oil! if you indeed have a liver disease, see a specialist who can help design appropriate treatment for you. Please read the many other healthtap answers that dissuade use of "detox" or "cleanse" products. ...Read more

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Can EPO abuse stop the kidneys from producing their own EPO once drug use is ended i've read plenty of research about erythropoietin abuse by athletes, and there is consensus that one of the big risks is polycythemia and the possibility of strokes, hypert

Can EPO abuse stop the kidneys from producing their own EPO once drug use is ended i've read plenty of research about erythropoietin abuse by athletes, and there is consensus that one of the big risks is polycythemia and the possibility of strokes, hypert

Yes, : Yes, once exogenously administered erythropoietin is stopped, assuming that the patient's kidneys are normal (where erythropoietin is primarily made), they should resume making erythropoietin on their own. Erythropoietin also known as epo, is a hormone that controls erythropoiesis, or red blood cell production. ...Read more

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Is it true that septocaine is the hardest of all anesthesias for the liver and body to excrete?

Is it true that septocaine is the hardest  of all anesthesias for the liver and body to excrete?

No : There are many different local anesthetics, many have longer half lives, that is to say it takes longer to remove other anesthetics from the body versus septocaine. ...Read more

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