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Reactivity Of Alcohols In Dehydration
Can daily alcohol use cause overall dehydration? Can that in turn cause hair to start falling out more than typical amounts?
Yes and no.: Among the many problems that go with chronic alcohol abuse, dehydration can be counted as one. But you haven't said how much you are using, so it is not clear. However, hair falling out is not really one of the problems; stress can cause this, and may also be involved in alcohol abuse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a hangover after a night out really a type of withdrawal? Or is it more from the toxic effects of the alcohol, dehydration and glutamate rebound?
Hangover: Hangover can be related to amount of alcohol consumed and amount of sleep. The more alcohol you consume, the more of a hangover. Dehydration, blood vessel dilation, stomach irritation and acid production, drop in blood sugar, are a few of the reasons for hangover. Avoid too much alcohol consumption to avoid hangovers. ...Read more
I have SVT; infrequent episodes w/ no evident causes like dehydration, stress, etc. I have never drank alcohol. Is it safe for me to try alcohol?
Ask your doc for SVT: Response to alcohol consumption widely varies among people. In life reality, you may try it but with caution just like taking any new drug; of course, avoid falling to its overuse & abuse, for which, go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html. More on life reality? To lists of Facts of Life-1,2,&3 by clicking BUTTON on the left of HOME of www.ForMeFirst.com. ...Read more
Fludrocortisone increases blood volume, alcohol causes dehydration. Does this mean they will work against each other? Thus florinef (fludrocortisone) less effective?
Strange question: Why are you taking fludrocortisone? Do you know its mechanism of action? Did your doctor tell you what it is used for? The only reason I have EVER prescribed this drug is for idiopathic orthostatic hypotension, which I have NEVER seen in a 24 year-old. If your doctor has prescribed Florinef, ask him why he prescribed it. You shouldn't be combining alcohol with ANY prescription medication. ...Read more
Can creatine affect the amount of sperm during orgasm? Also moderate alcohol consumption. Possible dehydration? Sperm no longer shoots, only dribbles.
Here are some...: No, do not worry as long as being in moderation. To unveil the facts of overindulgence, go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html. Your change in shooting semen at ejaculation is likely related with aging and frequency of ejaculation; that is normally expected for life reality. To help comprehend such, please peruse the list of Facts of Life-1, 2, $ 3 on the left of HOME of www.formefirst.com ...Read more
Why does caffeine put me to sleep, but alcohol makes my heart race at a resting rate of 135-150 BPM (and not from dehydration)?
Autonomic n.s.: Alcohol is a sympathetic stimulant which can increase heart rate. But your recorded response is abnormaly high and suggests autonomic nervous system imbalance. At your age ... many medical conditions could be considered (i.e. hyperthyroidism, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, and more) ... but the overall suggestion is that the autonomic n.s. is abnormal. This could explain your caffeine also. ...Read more
Can Alli weight loss drug combined with sun exposure, dehydration, caffeine and moderate alcohol consumption cause someone to collapse? Bad experience
If there is a cross- reactivity during an elisa test is it possible to end up with a false negative as a result?
False positives: Cross-reactivity can cause false positives (meaning that the test is positive but the actual substance tested for isn't there). The happens when an antigen (virus, protein or bacterium) is so similar structurally that it reacts with the same antibody that the test is designed for. For example, the antibody test for latex allergy can sometimes cross react with a protein in bananas! Crazy, huh? ...Read more
Tricky syphilis: Syphilis can appear one week to THREE months after an exposure. Part of that has to do with how many bacteria came across at the time of infection. Obviously if there were alot of those germs, the infection would get started earlier than otherwise. Serological or blood testing should parallel those symptoms- it gets more complicated though when exposures were in the past. An ID doc can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily.: Allergies can decrease or increase with age. What we call allergic reactions can be anything from something causing irritation to a life threatening antibody/chemical reaction of the body to some specific substance. "allergic reactions" vary based off the state of our immune system at the time and the amount of irritant one is exposed to. ...Read more
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