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Nearly every time I drink alcohol I wake up around 4 with severe shaking feeling sick and with diarrhea, why is this?

Nearly every time I drink alcohol I wake up around 4 with severe shaking feeling sick and with diarrhea, why is this?

Hangover: Alcohol itself can do this, so can "fusel oils" (contaminants in cheap liquor) and acetaldehyde (a byproduct of the breakdown of alcohol in the body). ...Read more

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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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I get diarrhoea every time i drink alcohol. It is especially bad with beer or cider. I have been binge drinking for 8 years now.Bloodtest say im fine?

I get diarrhoea every time i drink alcohol. It is especially bad with beer or cider. I have been binge drinking for 8 years now.Bloodtest say im fine?

Don't drink: It sounds like you've been a rather chronic drinker. I don't know how much you drink but if you fear going into withdrawal then it would be best to sign in for detox. I don't want to see you get dehydrated from the diarrhea which he described as severe. You should definitely stop the alcohol, but only in safe setting, and regardless of what your blood test showed, you need to see a G.I. Doctor to find out the exact cause of your diarrhea. It may be the alcohol or it actually could be something else. Push fluids nonalcoholic fluids and contact your doctor at the earliest possibility. If you're getting too dehydrated and have someheadaches lightheadedness dizziness and leg cramps, you should have someone drive you to the emergency room for fluid replacement. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Whenever i drink alcohol, no matter how much or how little, i feel sick. Stomach pains and diarrhea. Continues next day too. Am i allergic?

Whenever i drink alcohol, no matter how much or how little, i feel sick. Stomach pains and diarrhea. Continues next day too. Am i allergic?

Many possibilities: I think to assume the problem stems from inflammation or irritation of the lining of your stomach is a mistake. I would recommend getting to the bottom of this. You are young and there has to be a good explanation. Some causes are hard to pin down. Some people, particularly native americans lack enzymes that properly break down alcohol. Please get a check up including some basic labs. ...Read more

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Whenever i drink alcohol, i wake up in the morning with almost diarrhea/ stomach cramps. Normal? Is having a glass of wine everyday bad?

Whenever i drink alcohol, i wake up in the morning with almost diarrhea/ stomach cramps. Normal? Is having a glass of wine everyday bad?

Normal, for you: In most people this does not happen, but there is a physiologic reason for when it does. The alcohol gets quickly absorbed by the intestinal cells, which then shut down absorption of water from within the intestines. Therefore, there is extra water within the intestines, which comes out as diarrhea. One glass of wine a day, may be beneficial for your heart arteries. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause loose stools?

Does drinking alcohol cause loose stools?

Alcohol malabsorptio: Diarrhea, weight loss and osteoporosis are prominent symptoms and clinical signs of alcoholism. One of several possible factors causing this clinical picture is small intestinal damage leading to malabsorption alcohol inhibits the breakdown of nutrients into usable molecules by decreasing secretion of digestive enzymes from the pancreas (2). Alcohol impairs nutrient absorption by damaging the cell. ...Read more

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Why when i drink alcohol i get diarrhea?

Why when i drink alcohol i get diarrhea?

Alcohol: Alcohol irritates and speeds up the GI system, and the result of drinking large amounts can be diarrhea. ...Read more

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Everytime I drink alcohol I have diarrhea?

Everytime I drink alcohol I have diarrhea?

Try NONalcoholic one: If a person gets diarrhea each time after drinking an alcoholic drink, she can keep a diary of the different kinds of drinks and foods that are consumed prior to the diarrhea. The cause may be the alcohol, if the person's stomach and intestines really get irritated by alcohol, but it may more likely be the other ingredients in mixed drinks (milk, cream, sugar, ...), or ingredients in the foods. ...Read more

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Why do I get diarrhea after i drink alcohol?

Why do I get diarrhea after i drink alcohol?

You may be: Reacting to chemicals in the alcohol. You could be sensitive to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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Why is it that after every time I drink alcohol, I get diarrhea?

How much do u drink: Alcohol can cause diarrhea, affects motility of bowel, can affect absorption. Patients with celiac sprue can get diarrhea after drinking beer (malt-barleyor wheat is the issue), other spirits (rye, whiskey, vodka) controversial, but may aggravate sprue. ...Read more

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Can blood tinged diarrhea be brought on by excessive alcohol consumption?

Can blood tinged diarrhea be brought on by excessive alcohol consumption?

Maybe: It can also be caused by many other things such as hemmorhoids, infectious enteritis, IBS, etc. Please see your primary doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more