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Doctor insights on: Is Sugar Alcohol Bad For Your Immune System

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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. ...Read more

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My immune system is attacking my liver, what causes this? (I am a none drinker of alcohol)

My immune system is attacking my liver, what causes this? (I am a none drinker of alcohol)

Autoimmune hepatitis: we are not yet aware of the cause of autoimmune hepatitis. It's manifested by autoantibodies against the liver, manufactured by your own immune system. It can be a very aggressive disease, but often is very slow in its onset and its progression. Also, it is treatable, although some of the medicines can have side effects. It is vital that you are treated by a gastroenterologist . Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking alcohol weakens the immune system?

Is it true that drinking alcohol weakens the immune system?

Alcoholism: On the long run yes, as the liver gets damaged from long term alcohol abuse, you may start losing the ability to produce Albumin that eventually affects the immune system. ...Read more

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How long does the alcohol in the nyquil stays in the immune system?

How long does the alcohol in the nyquil stays in the immune system?

Alcohol in medicatio: Nyquil does contain alcohol, but it will not affect your immune system. Alcohol will be rapidly absorbed through the stomach lining and metabolized by an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase in the liver. I suspect the alcohol in nyquil (if taken in usual dose) will be metabolized in a couple of hours or less. ...Read more

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Does alcohol use weaken the immune system? I am not talking about being an alcoholic but rather a casual drinker or even one drink per day.

Does alcohol use weaken the immune system?  I am not talking about being an alcoholic but rather a casual drinker or even one drink per day.

See answer: Over time, and with other underlying medical conditions, it may make you feel run down and weaken you, but generally, a glass of wine for example, as evidenced by several European studies, may provide some cardiac benefit, and has not revealed any immune system issues. ...Read more

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Are sugar alcohol bad for you?

Are sugar alcohol bad for you?

Diarrhea: They often cause gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Eating foods containing sugar alcohols can cause particular GI distress to those susceptible. If eaten in excess, anyone would be likely to suffer from these side effects. ...Read more

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M57, will controlling sugar by metformin increase my immune system?

M57, will controlling sugar by metformin increase my immune system?

Possibly slightly: People with diabetes often have slight impairment in immune responses. However i'd doubt that there will be significant change in the immune system with your type of diabetes from metformin. ...Read more

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Does sugar weaken the immune system? Ie. drinking pop

Does sugar weaken the immune system?  Ie.  drinking pop

NO: But it does increase your risk of Diabetes and may eventually cause that disease, which is a co-morbid condition that carries with it many risk factors! Best to avoid too much sugary POP. Stay Well. ...Read more

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4 wks ago I started logging food to lose weight (mostly limiting sugar/alcohol). Stools have become loose, small and frequent (3x/day). Is that bad?

 4 wks ago I started logging food to lose weight (mostly limiting sugar/alcohol). Stools have become loose, small and frequent (3x/day). Is that bad?

Probably not: The kind of dietary changes you have made could be expected to result in changes in your bowel movements. More frequent, smaller stools would be common. As part of your healthier eating, be sure to include raw fruits and vegetables, increasing fiber/bulk, resulting in firmer stool. Eating like this may result in multiple stools daily which is normal. Good luck! ...Read more