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Menopause And Alcohol Intolerance
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
Alcohol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme is found in all humans but varies depending on sex and race. People with low levels - young females and those of asian descent may have typical red flush when drinking.
Medication interactions are another important reason for intolerance.
However, in the western world religion is probably the leading cause of alcohol intolerance. ...Read more
"Alcohol allergy": Alcohol intolerance involves the body's inability to break down alcohol. It is not an allergy but nasal congestion & skin flushing are seen commonly right after drinking alcohol. Believed to be a genetic condition in which body cannot break down alcohol. More common in asian population. You can be intolerant to alcohol also if you take Antabuse since drug prevents body from breaking down alcohol. ...Read more
If you choked: If you choked on a drink, yes. Otherwise probably not. ...Read more
Not for that.:
Alcohol intolerance is not uncommon in cancers special of lymphatic disease. It is really alcohol attacks, although the cause is not well understood and it can have a variety of non-related painful symptoms and signs.
Alcohol attacks are only painful or else and you should avoid alcohol altoghter. As far as I know the alcohol intolerance does not affect the cure of hodgkin's lymphoma. ...Read more
Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal: Withdrawal off of Paxil (paroxetine) does not have to be difficult and Paxil (paroxetine) side effects can be resolved quickly include alcohol sensitivity/intolerance. To prevent Paroxetine withdrawal syndrome, talk to your doctor about how to get off Paxil (paroxetine) safely. ...Read more
Please be guided: By your doctor. Also go to Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings or other support groups. Your doc, hospital, or spiritual leader may have referrals. ...Read more
Food allergy: There are likely not any connections between the two. ...Read more
Could I have developed alcohol intolerance in my 40's? I used to drink a few beers occasionally (no more than 2); now I get hungover from half a glass
1 or2 shot of any alcohol getting me very drunk, wasn't the case 2 years ago. Is my fatty liver to blame for this sudden intolerance?
I take hydroxyzine (by presciption) for an alcohol allergy (intolerance). Is there an over-the-counter substitute for this?
Not an over counter: By intolerance, do you mean abuse?Get a more detailed answer ›
Does the smell of bad breath that you get from having lactose intolerance have the same odor as the smell of bad breath from alcohol? If so why?
Extremely foul smelling gas whenever I drink alcohol (which is rarely) - could I have an intolerance?
Intolerance Yes: Well of course there is an intolerance. I can only conjecture as to the cause. Hyperacidity in the stomach has been a cause for increased gas and alcohol could do that. Usually foul smelling gas is afrom poorly digested food or changes in the flora in your intestines. I'm not aware of alcohol generally causing either of these problems so I'm at a loss to explain why you have this intolerance. ...Read more
Can a sudden onset of alcohol intolerance be due to RA or sjogren's syndrome? I have never had a nasal congestion reaction previously.
Nasal congetion: Possible food allergies. Check with your doctor. Ra and sjogren a are diseases with different etiologies and will not cause the congestion you feel. ...Read more
I have developed alcohol intolerance, I vomit a lot after 500ml beer, spirits areintolerable. I'm 19, hadstomach ulcers, will I ever be able to drink?
Can a salmonella infection lead to the development, over the years, of alcohol intolerance and IBS / leaky gut? Is low FODMAP diet a good solution?
No difference in Rx: A very recent research study found that people who had been infected with the intestinal parasite Giardia had an elevated risk of irritable bowel syndrome. Maybe other intestinal infections like salmonellosis can do the same. However, it probably makes no differenence I how IBS should be treated. This is something to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Day after I drink alcohol I wake up with crusty eyes and sore fingers. Could this allergy or intolerance? If so what's in booze to cause this?
Sudden intolerance to alcohol, increase in headaches, joint pain, frequent urination, occasional vomiting after high sugar/carb intake?
Long term, sporadic, severe to low stomach pain. Sudden intolerance to alcohol + sugar, frequent urination, irregular heart rate. Pls ease my worries!?
Not certain we can: Ease your worries as your symptoms could potentially be due to a number of different conditions. You need to see a health care provider for an examination and laboratory testing to evaluate the significance of your symptoms. ...Read more
Can you tell me can I be allergic to alcohol or to something in the alcohol it possible that I'm allergic to alcohol or just plain intolerant?
Liver or stomach: If you develop problems with your liver because of heavy drinking, you will not be able to break down alcohol as well, and will not tolerate the amounts you are you used to drinking. Also if you develop gastritis from the alcohol, you will have pain or nausea when drinking and afterward. See your doctor and get checked. Good luck! ...Read more
For some months now I have become quite intolerant to heat and sweat excessively when I flush. I have long gone through menopause. Help?
If new, see doctor: Unfortunately, symptoms associated with menopause may last l lifetime - and do so in about one third of women. Symptoms may be partially relieved by OTC drugs such as black cohosh. If the problem is new, have your physician do an evaluation for hormonal abnormalities. ...Read more
Can my rhinitis be caused by an alcohol intollerance? Always got increased mucous for days after drinking alcohol?
Listen to your body:
Hey Doc! It hurts when I do this!
Doc: Well, don't do that!
LOL! In short: If you've noted that you often have tons of mucus production after you consume ETOH. And you don't like that. Then don't consume the ETOH.
'Nuf said. ...Read more
Ace. What causes low ACE levels, I am alcohol intolerant and always have been, had some high gamma gts and monocytosis bloods I found dating back 4 years?
I had a glucose intolerence test done I was told I was on the verge of becoming a diabetic what diet should I follow and can I drink alcohol?
Eat whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and 3-4 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. Small amt alcohol ok. ...Read more
Blood disorders. What conditions cuase blood to be thin, genteic/disease. Is it liver, bones? Alcohol Intolerant, always have been. What test is needed?
Too general: This would take a textbook to answer. Dozens of common genetic diseases make blood less prone to clot; and there are hundreds of causes of anemia alone. You're fortunate that alcohol does not agree with you, but this is unconnected. If you've been told you have "thin blood", demand a scientific diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hematology. What conditions cuase blood to be thin, genteic/disease. Is it liver, bones. Alcohol Intolerant, always have been. What test is needed?
Long list...: Generally, when people mention "thin blood, " they mean difficulty with clotting (having a bleeding disorder). This can be due to liver disease, medications, bone marrow problems, and genetic issues with deficiencies of certain blood factors (or acquired deficiencies later in life). Alcohol abuse can also lead to this in a couple of different ways. Blood testing can help identify causes. ...Read more
Pregnancy: Early pregnancy test can confirm. If positive, drinking is a no no. ...Read more
Sudden intolerance to alcohol. Chills, nausea, diarrhea after 1-2 drinks. Had egd/colonoscopy, blood, and fecal test found nothing. Could I be allergic?
Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease". Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.
Mast cell activation: Constellation of symptoms are worrisome for mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS = classic IGE to food or airborne particles, and now non-IGE mediated triggers of mast cells, such as alcohol, stress, hormonal. Changes. Get evaluated by an allergy specialist who has expertise in mast cell activation, food $ drug allergy, hives, asthma. Avoid known triggers until evaluation. Need epipen (epinephrine)? ...Read more
My serum oestradiol level is 359 pmol/l is this high and am I in menopause I am only 42 years old?
Not menopausal: This value is high and is surely not menoapusal. ...Read more
I'm 42, since october 2013 I've been having a period every two weeks. Should l be concerned or is it a sign of menopause?
Would consuming alcohol on day 1 effect working out on day 2? For l seem to have less energy during workout when I have drinks up to 24 hours prior.
Alcohol = a toxin: No matter how enjoyable even moderate alcohol drinking may be, the fact remains that it is a toxin for your body -- especially liver and brain. Essentially you're asking your body to process a poison. So, your body will be less efficient both during intoxication and until all traces of alcohol have been processed. Remember that hangover is multifaceted. Be well. ...Read more