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Why would drinking alcohol EASE my stomach. If my stomach is weak the acids should make it worse (right?) but it always makes me feel better. Why?

Why would drinking alcohol EASE my stomach. If my stomach is weak the acids should make it worse (right?) but it always makes me feel better. Why?

Be careful: Although alcohol may make you feel better "subjectively" due to the euphoric effects of alcohol, it can damage the lining of the stomach. This can lead to problems which include inflammation of the stomach, or gastritis. Alcohol abuse can also increase the risk of developing small intestine cancers and mouth cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Sharp in in stomach after drinking alcohol night before?

Sharp in in stomach after drinking alcohol night before?

Irritation: Alcoholis rapidly metabolized in the body, and generates reactive oxygen species. As a pro-oxidant, it causes oxidative damage to the cells and tissues in the GI tract. The stomach and the intestines have a single layer of cells lining its inner side, which normally provides a barrier. When this barrier is disrupted, inflammation can occur, leading to stomach pain. Gastritis, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I feel my stomach warm when drinking alcohol on empty stomach. But when I have eaten something I don't feel it warm. Also there is no pain.

Why do I feel my stomach warm when drinking alcohol on empty stomach. But when I have eaten something I don't feel it warm. Also there is no pain.

Faster absorption: Alcohol makes blood vessels become larger, or vasodilate, which can create a feeling of warmth. If you don't have any food in your stomach to absorb the alcohol with, you are more likely to feel the effects of just the alcohol alone. Having food in your stomach slows down the rate of absorption of the alcohol and therefore you wouldn't feel those effects quite as easily. ...Read more

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I have a small disconfort in the left upper side of my abdomen belo the ripcage; it increases when drinking alcohol or eating to much. After my esses are dark. Having headacks and flue often. What is it?

Gastric Reflex: Treating gastric reflex, called GERD, would prevent developing gastric ulcers and bigger problems. Pl go your GO and get it checked out to get the prescribed combo treatment you may need. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol will kill the stomach worms?

I wouldn't count on: It. Please see your physician to have any parasites properly assessed. They would be treated with a prescription antiparasitic. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I have rash on my stomach after drinking alcohol?

Why do I have rash on my stomach after drinking alcohol?

Hives?: 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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Is drinking alcohol on an empty stomach worse for your liver?

Is drinking alcohol on an empty stomach worse for your liver?

Yes it is: Alcohol is rapidly absored from the stomach unless there is food in the stomach. Rapid absorption leads to high blood levels which then flow through the liver which takes a bigger hit if the alcohl concentrations are higher. That is why most wise people eat a snack or cheese bites before drinking. Another safety factor is to drink at a slow pace, taking about one hour to finish one alcoholic drin ...Read more

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Had mild abdominal 30 minutes after drinking alcohol what could it be? I do have gerd

Had mild abdominal 30 minutes after drinking alcohol what could it be? I do have gerd

Irritation of lining: GERD is frequently associated with irritation of gastric and esophageal mucosa. Alcohol can additionally irritate the raw mucosa, causing pain. ...Read more

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After drinking alcohol (2 glasses wine)I get pain right side upper abdomen that can last for days. What could this be? I'm 49.

After drinking alcohol (2 glasses wine)I get pain right side upper abdomen that can last for days. What could this be? I'm 49.

Poisoning: Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What to do if you have stomach upset from drinking alcohol?

What to do if you have stomach upset from drinking alcohol?

Alcoholic Gastritis: I would recommend no Aspirin (this will make it worse). Prilosec otc is a good option. And, of course not to drink for a bit...Let your stomach calm down. ...Read more

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Why is my stomach always sore and achy after drinking alcohol?

Alcohol is Poison: You very well may have an allergy to alcohol. Or you are drinking more than your body can manage. The lining of the stomach can be very sensitive to alcohol and you may be one of the people who just cannot drink. ...Read more

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What to do if you have stomach upset after drinking alcohol?

What to do if you have stomach upset after drinking alcohol?

Stop alcohol: First, stop drinking alcohol. Drink plenty of water. Bland foods like applesauce, dry toast, etc. Mint tea, or ginger tea may be soothing and help with nausea. For fresh ginger tea: peel a 2” piece of ginger root. Bring two cups of water to boil and add sliced ginger. Reduce the heat and leave for 15-20 minutes to simmer. Strain the tea and add honey and lemon to taste. ...Read more

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Severe upper middle stomach pain while drinking alcohol?

Severe upper middle stomach pain while drinking alcohol?

Gastritis or spasm: Sounds like a good reason to avoid the empty calories. Upper middle (/epigastric) discomfort from alcohol can be due to gastritis--when the stomach lining becomes irritated/raw/inflamed and painful when exposed to noxious substances; or could be an allergic-type response, causing esophageal spasm, which usually lasts 10-20 minutes per episode and is extremely uncomfortable. Try avoidance. ...Read more

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Stomach sore to touch after drinking alcohol and eating spicey food?

Stomach sore to touch after drinking alcohol and eating spicey food?

Where is it sore?: And how much alcohol? Which spicy food? How long ago between when you ate, drank and onset of symptoms? Were you having any vomiting or diarrhea earlier? These are the questions that would help me better understand the nature of your problem. Without this information I'm afraid my advice won't be very specific. I do suggest though, that if the pain persists or is over the right upper abdomen, CMD2Day ...Read more

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Left low stomach pain, can this be related to drinking alcohol, if so what could this be?

Left low stomach pain, can this be related to drinking alcohol, if so what could this be?

Alcohol: Depending on quantity of alcohol & how long u have been consuming it. Probably your stomach or pancreas or bowels. Best to have it looked at by your primary care doc. ...Read more

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My stomach has been gurgling for months now. I had just recently stopped drinking alcohol everyday. Due to the depression of my mom just passing. She?

Depression: Commend yourself for stopping drinking alcohol every day.
I understand your feelings about loss of your mother.
You may be going through disbelief, sadness, hurt, upsetness, feeling bad, and depressed.
Your Emotional Health is Precious!
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for depression, loss of your mother, Alcohol effects, coping skills for stress.
Attend AA Meetings. ...Read more

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Major upper stomach pain after drinking alcohol waking up in the middle of the night and on lo ogestrel. Major pain went away next day?

Major upper stomach pain after drinking alcohol waking up in the middle of the night and on lo ogestrel. Major pain went away next day?

Alcoholic gastritis: This sounds like alcohol induced stomach pain. It can happen in some people, usually after drinking too much alcohol and almost always clears up within a day or two. ...Read more

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I was drinking alcohol almost everyday last week, march break. Now this whole week im extremely bloated, & having stomach troubles. Does this relate?

I was drinking alcohol almost everyday last week, march break. Now this whole week im extremely bloated, & having stomach troubles. Does this relate?

There is a relation: Alcohol is bad for the GI system. Alcohol can cause an erosive gastritis. It wipes out the microvillus border resulting in diarrhea and malabsorption with long term use. Also, alcohol is toxic to the liver resulting in a progression from fatty change to hepatitis to cirrhosis. Your body is telling you that you have consumed something unhealthy for you. ...Read more

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My right side hurts just below my rib after drinking alcohol. Not bad, just like a sour stomach only on the wrong side. My liver numbers are good.?

My right side hurts just below my rib after drinking alcohol. Not bad, just like a sour stomach only on the wrong side. My liver numbers are good.?

Get checked out: Pain is the way your body lets you know there is a problem. The relationship to your drinking is no accident. This could be anything from an ulcer, to a problem with your gall bladder or pancreas. You need a physical exam from your primary care physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Sick stomach and tight pain across chest especially after drinking alcohol. Get sick also but don't drink often large amounts?

Listen to your body: It's hard to tell exactly what's causing your pain and stomach sickness. Sometimes there are additives in liquor that can cause reactions like nausea. Sometimes people lack an enzyme that breaks alcohol down, and this can cause sick feelings. The easy answer is to avoid the kinds of alcohol that make you feel this way. If all alcohol does this, it's best not to drink. I hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Might drinking alcohol (either beer or liquour) kill a stomach virus?

Might drinking alcohol (either beer or liquour) kill a stomach virus?

Doubt it: However, if your GI track is already upset dousing alcohol on it may fan the flames even higher (and make your feel more ill). ...Read more

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Stomach ache after vomiting after drinking alcohol?

Stomach ache after vomiting after drinking alcohol?

See your family doc!: Alcohol is toxic to humans and organs. Sounds like you have really irritated your stomach and may have gastritis or esophagitis, which could cause bleeding. ...Read more

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My stomach feels like burning pain. That feels is like drinking alcohol burning pain and I feels like wanna vomit. This pain already last for 3 day?

My stomach feels like burning pain. That feels is like drinking alcohol burning pain and I feels like wanna vomit. This pain already last for 3 day?

Gastritis: If you had these symptoms for last few days then it seems to be inflammation in the stomach called gastritis. This is usually viral, alcohol or due to meds like Aspirin or ibuprofen. That is usually self limiting if you avoid spices, coffee, tea, alcohol and nsaids. Taking otc antacids, Pepcid (famotidine) or Prilosec help. If symptoms do not get better in few days then you better see your pcp. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more