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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, wasn't 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, wasn't 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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Can a sudden onset of alcohol intolerance be due to RA or sjogren's syndrome? I have never had a nasal congestion reaction previously.

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

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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. I'm 19, hadstomach ulcers, will I ever be able to drink?

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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Not likely allergy: While allergy to a component of alcohol can happen, it is exceedingly rare. Food allergies also cause very specific symptoms in an immediate manner. You likely are experiencing effects of dehydration and "hangover.". ...Read more

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Long term, sporadic, severe to low stomach pain. Sudden intolerance to alcohol + sugar, frequent urination, irregular heart rate. Pls ease my worries!?

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

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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?

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?

Alcohol: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, 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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Why have I become intolerant to most alcohol recently?

Why have I become intolerant to most alcohol recently?

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

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For some months now I have become quite intolerant to heat and sweat excessively when I flush. I have long gone through menopause. Help?

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

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Can my rhinitis be caused by an alcohol intollerance? Always got increased mucous for days after drinking alcohol?

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

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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?

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

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Blood disorders. What conditions cuase blood to be thin, genteic/disease. Is it liver, bones? Alcohol Intolerant, always have been. What test is needed?

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

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Hematology. What conditions cuase blood to be thin, genteic/disease. Is it liver, bones. Alcohol Intolerant, always have been. What test is needed?

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

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Can alcohol intolerance be a sign of early pregnancy?

Can alcohol intolerance be a sign of early pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Early pregnancy test can confirm. If positive, drinking is a no no. ...Read more

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Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease". Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

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

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Fsh 36, 1 LH 20, 1 17 beta estradiol 57pg/ml 209 pmol/l Am I menopausal?

Fsh 36, 1 LH 20, 1 17 beta estradiol 57pg/ml 209 pmol/l Am I menopausal?

Are you menstruating: Menopause is the loss of menstruation for 12 consecutive months. I don't routinely use lab tests to determine menopause. FSH and LH are dependent on your cycle days, so I cant say if your levels are normal. ...Read more

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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.

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