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My head hurts when i drink alcohol, why?

My head hurts when i drink alcohol, why?

Blood vessel dilated: alcohol both directly and via a metabolite causes blood vessels to dilate, particularly in skin but also in the brain. The metabolite that does this, acetaldehyde, is poorly metabolized by some people, who tend to get both skin flushing and headaches, and even dizziness and fainting from low blood pressure. This is more common in Asians and Native Americans, but can occur in others. Stop drinking. ...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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When I drink water my side and stomach starts to hurt?

Hmm: I'd need get some more clarifying info to try to give you more complete thoughts, but sometimes water alone will trigger heartburn symptoms in people. Here are some thoughts & questions for you to talk to your doc about: plain water or flavored/carbonated? Happen w/ anything else? Skipping meals often? Blood in stool? Dark tarry stools? Other meds/med probs? Nausea/vomiting? Other sx? Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my arm ache everytime i drink alcohol?

Quit drinking!!: I think your lt arm is telling you to quit drinking. There is no medical reason, that i can think off, to explain this phenomenon. But heed your good left arm, and quit before other parts of your body start rebelling against you as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt when i eat or drink anything? Whenever i eat my chest hurts really bad & when i drink water it hurts too!

Possibly reflux: You may be experiencing signs and symptoms of reflux esophagitis. This is when gastric acid and stomach contents are being pushed up into the esophagus. This can cause damage to the esophagus causing significant pain. Try over-the-counter acid suppressants like Prilosec otc to see if it improves. If no improvement, go see your doctor. You will need to have an endoscopy. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt so bad after i drink alcohol?

Alcoholic gastritis: Alcohol is quite an irritant to the stomach lining. It also increases acid production in the stomach. Try to refrain from any alcohol and give your stomach a rest. ...Read more

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Why does my lower/middle back hurt when I drink alcohol?

Once sign of lymphom: Pain induced by alcohol is one sign of a lymphoma. Should be checked out. However if a behavior causes pain, is that behavior important enough to repeat? ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt when i drink alcohol?

Why does my back hurt when i drink alcohol?

Hard to say: but the fact that you have kept drinking despite the fact that your back hurts when you drink tells me that I should be concerned that you may have an alcohol problem. It could be inflammation of your pancreas, stomach, duodenum or a problem with your gallbladder. I strongly suggest STOPPING drinking until you get a diagnosis, and see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt when i drink water?

Why does my stomach hurt when i drink water?

Hard to know, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. Many of these characterize IBS, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding peptic & other non-IBS pathology. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts when i cough or when i sleep on my stomach?

My stomach hurts when i cough or when i sleep on my stomach?

Inflammation: This could be due to inflammation of the digestive tract or abdominal muscles. I recommend that your physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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When i drink alcohol i feel harsh in my throught why?

When i drink alcohol i feel harsh in my throught why?

Adverse reaction: Alcohol is a drug, and certainly affects people differently. Some people can not tolerate alcohol, due to untoward side effects it may cause in them. In your case, the alcohol appears to affect your thought process in an adverse way, so best to avoid alcohol if you do not want harsh thoughts. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How come every time i drink alcohol my stomach hurts?

How come every time i drink alcohol my stomach hurts?

And yet you keep: drinking? Hmmmm, wonder what that means. Alcohol burns any mucosal surface you put it on - if you have ever put rubbing alcohol on a cut and it burns like crazy, that is what ethyl alcohol is also potentially doing to your stomach - causes esophagitis, gastritis and duodenitis and can worsen ulcers as well. It also can inflame the liver and pancreas. STOP DRINKING and see your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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Why does my left breast hurt when I drink alcohol?

Why does my left breast hurt when I drink alcohol?

GI reflus: It could be a cardiac reason and you should go to ER OR IT could be GI S.sx of acid reflux ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurts and bloat when I eat bananas?

Why does my stomach hurts and bloat when I eat bananas?

Why are you...: ...eating bananas if you reliably know your stomach will hurt and bloat with them? Food intolerance is common, and sometimes seems random, but once identified its best to avoid the food that bothers you. ...Read more

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Why my back hurts if i drink beer?

Why my back hurts if i drink beer?

How much beer?: If you are talking 1-2 beers, I have no clue. If you are drinking to get drunk, many things are possible. Damage to the esophagus, stomach, duodenum and pancreas can all be felt in the back in some people. However, if EVERY time you drink beer your back hurts, and you keep drinking beer, you have to consider whether you have an alcohol problems. See your doctor to get an evaluation/discuss. ...Read more

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I'm fifteen. I had diarrhea today and when I sneeze my stomach hurts. When I press down my stomach hurts. I feel dizzy and nauesious?

I'm fifteen. I had diarrhea today and when I sneeze my stomach hurts. When I press down my stomach hurts. I feel dizzy and nauesious?

See doctor: Hi Hayden your symptoms could be viral infection or food poisoining to other " gastritis" inflamed stomach. Did you eat something suspicious? You may be also dehydrated and it can cause lightheaded . Other possibilities is appendix infection, If you would have fever and pain , nausea and vomiting go to emergency. Please - talk to your parent or other adult to take you to doctor. sip on water. ...Read more

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Why i feel pain in my stomach when i drink coffee or black tea?

Why i feel pain in my stomach when i drink coffee or black tea?

Caffeine & acids: Your stomach may not like the combination of caffeine and acids in coffee and black tea. With coffee, if drinking with milk/creamer resolves, then this is likely cause. If not, alternate drinks may be better choice. ...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