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Doctor insights on: Menopause And Alcohol Intolerance

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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


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Can you tell me if i'm allergic to alcohol or have alcohol intolerance?

Can you tell me if i'm allergic to alcohol or have alcohol intolerance?

Alcohol Intolerance : Symptoms of Alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting & low blood pressure. You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines & other chemicals. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of alcohol intolerance? Is turning bright red one of the symptoms?

What are the symptoms of alcohol intolerance?  Is turning bright red one of the symptoms?

Yes, flushing or: Turning red is one of the symptoms of alcohol intolerance. Others include hives, worsening of asthma, runny or stuffy nose, headache, low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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What can cause alcohol intolerance?

What can cause alcohol intolerance?

Genes/Meds/Religion: 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

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What are the signs when you get alcohol intolerance?

"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

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What are the usual symptoms of alcohol intolerance, and can you tell right away if you have it?

What are the usual symptoms of alcohol intolerance, and can you tell right away if you have it?

You'll know...: If you have alcohol intolerance you get flushed, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and hives. The reaction happens right away. Some people get only a few of these symptoms, others get all. The only way to not get symptoms is to not drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Not candida: Candida or other yeast or fungal infections do not cause alcohol intolerance. Alcohol induced flushing, lightheadedness, and other symptoms are especially common in people of Asian ancestry. ...Read more

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Is it possible hodgkin's lymphoma - alcohol intolerance. Should i be concerned?

Is it possible hodgkin's lymphoma - alcohol intolerance. Should i be concerned?

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

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Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal and alcohol intolerance, what to do?

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

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How can I handle Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal and alcohol intolerance?

How can I handle Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal and alcohol intolerance?

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

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1 or2 shot of any alcohol getting me very drunk, wasnt the case 2 years ago. Is my fatty liver to blame for this sudden intolerance?

1 or2 shot of any alcohol getting me very drunk, wasnt the case 2 years ago. Is my fatty liver to blame for this sudden intolerance?

Could well be: Your body may be telling you something. Your liver is not able to process alcohol as well as before and if you know you have fatty liver, you know why. You're very unwise to continue drinking at all in this situation, and certainly should try to stop altogether. ...Read more

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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

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Observing sudden intolerance to alcohol since last few days. Even after having a pint of beer, heart rate is increased, feel dizzy, hot flushes, etc.

Stop drinking: as your body is telling you to with these symptoms. There are a few tumors that could be activated by alcohol so if this continues, you should be seen. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have developed alcohol intolerance, i vomit a lot after 500ml beer, spirits areintolerable. Im 19, hadstomach ulcers, will i ever be able to drink?

I have developed alcohol intolerance, i vomit a lot after 500ml beer, spirits areintolerable. Im 19, hadstomach ulcers, will i ever be able to drink?

ETOH: Please have your blood tested to determine if your liver is unstable. This is not usual for someone so young. Some people, often asian, have an alcohol intolerance that is genetic, but certainly if this is new onset you must seek help immediately. ...Read more