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Can drinking red wine vinegar burn fat?

Can drinking red wine vinegar burn fat?

Not really: First, drinking large amounts of vinegar can lead to possibly severe kidney damage, so do not drink more than what you would put on a salad or in a recipe at one time. As a small about as a dietary supplement, it has been hypothesized that vinegar supplements can burn endogenous stores of fats, but it does not. It may be healthy in small amounts and break up undigested fats, but does not burn fat. ...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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Best madecian stop face red after drink alcohal?

Best madecian stop face red after drink alcohal?

Face getting Red: After drinking alocohol is normal reaction for some people. The best way to stop it is to not dring alcohol. You could try Metronidazole gel on the face but good luck, it does not always work. ...Read more

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Vomiting black after drinking to much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana?

Vomiting black after drinking to much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana?

Probably : Related to gastritis or a gastric ulcer or an esophageal injury from the vomitting. You need to be examined by your doctor. You also need to abstain from alcohol( and drugs) before you do some serious damage that may affect your life in the shsort run or worse cause chronic liver disease, to mention just 2 negatives from the excesses. Be smart...You are not as immortal as you think. ...Read more

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Face is hot and red after consuming alcohol just a little?

Face is hot and red after consuming alcohol just a little?

See below: Could be simple flushing but could also be a sign of incr. Acetaldehyde production which is produced in incr. Amounts from ethanol by an enzyme variant of alcohol dehydrogenase (seen especially in asian people). The "alcohol flush reaction" or "asian flush syndrome" is due to the variant enzyme that is 40-100x more efficient at converting the alcohol to acetaldehyde creating red face blotches. ...Read more

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Vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana...Is that serious?

Vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana...Is that serious?

Really serious!: Black or coffee-ground looking material likely is blood denatured by acid in your stomach. You're bleeding! stop the beer and smokes, avoid nsaid's (like ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) advil, aspirin) and get yourself right to the emergency room please (call 911 now if you're dizzy or weakening). ...Read more

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Wondering why face feels flushed and itchy when drink red wine?

Wondering why face feels flushed and itchy when drink red wine?

blood vessels dilate: Does this happen with all alcohol or just red wine? Many individuals will have histamine release due to alcohol exposure which results in the flushing. If symptoms are directly related to red wine, the culprit may be the tannins or the sulfates in the wine. Try wine low in tannins or organic sulfate free wine. ...Read more

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Flush face after drinking liquor. Whats the reason?

Flush face after drinking liquor. Whats the reason?

Alcohol Poisoning: There is an enzyme often missing in humans with an asian genetic background that leads to increased risk of intoxication and alcohol poisoning. This flushed face symptoms is universal in these situations. It usually means that you should really limit your alcohol consumption or even not drink at all. ...Read more

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What causes my chest to turn red and hot after drinking alcohol?

What causes my chest to turn red and hot after drinking alcohol?

Vasodilatation: Alcohol is a vasodilator. Certain races have poor ability to metabolise alcohol and can get facial flushing too. ...Read more

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Drinking red wine and mixing it with red bull . Is this dangerous? My sister drinks 5 or 6 glasses a day. Will this cause diarrahea?

Drinking red wine and mixing it with red bull .  Is this dangerous? My sister drinks 5 or 6 glasses a day.  Will this cause diarrahea?

Yes..: Yes it could cause diarrhea but more importantly mixing drinks like this can be dangerous and 5 to 6 glasses a day seems to be excessive. I would suggest she seek some help to stop. ...Read more

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Drinking 1 4-8 oz glass of wine harmful after Peptobismol?

Drinking 1 4-8 oz glass of wine harmful after Peptobismol?

Not specifically: There is no specific interaction between peptobismal and wine. If you are taking the pepto because your stomach is upset you should not be drinking wine (or eating spicy food, chocolate or acidic things including coffee). Alcohol can cause stomach irritation, and the general advice is "If it hurts don't do it". ...Read more

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Will drinking more water help clear acne and red pimples on face?

Will drinking more  water  help clear acne and red pimples on face?

No: Please forgive my frankness. Over-the-counter preparations do not work well either. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. A clear face is your right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will drinking excessive amounts of water stop my binge eating?

Will drinking excessive amounts of water stop my binge eating?

Excessive water: No drinking excessive water is not the answer to excessive eating. Excessive water consumption can lead to its own metabaolic problems. The answer to excessive eating is to get into a good eating disorder program, with a counselor, dietician, medical doctor, and a psychiatrist. You may need inpatient or outpatient treatment. ...Read more

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Face turns red after drinking alcohol how can I stop this?

Face turns red after drinking alcohol how can I stop this?

ETOH dehydrogenase: You likely have a genetic variation where your body does not produce as much of the enzyme that breaks down alcohol, called alcohol dehydrogenase. There isn't a way to change that so you ought to consider drinking smaller amounts of alcohol. ...Read more

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Why does my face turn red after drinking alcohol am i increased risk for cancer ?

Blame your genes: Some people lack an enzyme for metabolizing alcohol, and so they have flushing when they drink. The enzyme is called alcohol dehydrogenase. A study in 2009 linked the reaction to increased risk of esophageal cancer, here's a link for more info: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/mar2009/niaaa-23.htm ...Read more

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Burning and sharp pains in kidneys and redness in face gets worse when drinking alcohol feel tired and run down a lot any suggestions thanks?

Burning and sharp pains in kidneys and redness in face gets worse when drinking alcohol feel tired and run down a lot any suggestions thanks?

See your doc!: Sounds like you may be drinking a bit too much. But it may also be an allergic reaction, or some problem with your kidneys. Alcohol can give you a great high, but the downward plunge afterwards can be devastating! you can experiment by avoiding alcohol for a couple of weeks and see if the symptoms fade. If not, please check with a medical doctor. ...Read more

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What causes my chest to turn red and hot after drinking alcohol?

Vasodilatation: Alcohol is a vasodilator. Certain races have poor ability to metabolise alcohol and can get facial flushing too. ...Read more

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After 12 years of drinking alcohol I never got the Asian flush in the face until today. Is it possible to develop Asian flush after drinking for 12 yr?

After 12 years of drinking alcohol I never got the Asian flush in the face until today. Is it possible to develop Asian flush after drinking for 12 yr?

Not genetically: A person born with the genes for the "Asian flush" reaction to drinking alcohol should have the reaction throughout his or her life, because the genes don't change. If the reactions begins later in life, he can check with his primary care doctor to see if something else might be going on (such as a medication effect, etc...), before simply calling it "Asian flush." ...Read more

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I hit the back of my head really hard on Saturday evening, my vision went fuzzy for a few minutes afterwards but then cleared up. I feel nauseous but haven't been sick and the headache has not cleared since. I was drinking alcohol at the time and I'm no

I hit the back of my head really hard on Saturday evening, my vision went fuzzy for a few minutes afterwards but then cleared up.  I feel nauseous but haven't been sick and the headache has not cleared since.  I was drinking alcohol at the time and I'm no

ConcussionAlcoholism: Your Life is Precious! “hit the back of my head really hard, nauseous, and continued headache” require immediate Diagnosis. Please go to ER, have all necessary tests and Radiological studies; have consultation with a Neurologist. After medical treatment, see a Psychiatrist for Alcoholism and Stress ;go to Rehab program and attend daily AA Meetings. Feel Wonder of Giant Causeway in your country! ...Read more

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Are red spots on arm after drinking alcohol normal?

NO: You may have sensitivity to an ingredient in the alcohol. ...Read more

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Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Abstain: Sorry, but the clear answer to this question is simple. Don't drink in excess. Better yet, don't drink alcohol. The health benefits are minimal, and the risks go far beyond head, neck, and back pain. Just like mom used to say, "if it hurts when you do that, then don't do that.". ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol affect the healing of a petechiae rash on your face?

Will drinking alcohol affect the healing of a petechiae rash on your face?

It could: It could, especially if you drink too much. One or two standard size drinks is probably ok, but more could be a problem. Standard size is 12 oz beer, 4-6 oz wine or 1-1.5 oz liquor. ...Read more

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I was drinking alcohol and i blacked out and fell backwards and hit the back on my head. I have a slight headache, should I go see a doc?

I was drinking alcohol and i blacked out and fell backwards and hit the back on my head. I have a slight headache, should I go see a doc?

Potentially: How long did you black out for? Is the headache becoming worse and do you have other symptoms? Do you have any nausea or vomiting and has there been any change in your behavior. Alcohol may mask some of these symptoms, so I would say yes...see your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband is an excessive drinker he had bright red blood in his urine this morning after drinking alcohol he has been having right side pain & abd?

My husband is an excessive drinker he had bright red blood in his urine this morning after drinking alcohol he has been having right side pain & abd?

Blood in Urine: You are a Caring wife! I understand your concern. It is possible that falling down under influence of Alcohol may have caused trauma to some part of urinary system-Kidney, Ureter, Bladder or Urethra. It can also be due to infection, Kidney or Bladder stone. Please take him to E.R. have all necessary Urine analysis, Blood tests, Radiological studies and Consultations for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol 3 days before Complete blood count exam skew results. Specifically for white &red blood cell count and platlets? Thank you

Can drinking alcohol 3 days before Complete blood count exam skew results. Specifically for white &red blood cell count and platlets? Thank you

No: The results will be reliable and reflect what's really in your blood. Even getting bad-drunk won't have a significant effect on your blood picture. If you drink, do it sensibly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have had red tingling palms for over a year. No other symptoms of liver disease and have stopped drinking alcohol (for over a year). Do the red palms mean I have liver disease . I have even a regular user of alcohol for several years?

I have had red tingling palms for over a year.   No other symptoms of liver disease and have  stopped drinking alcohol (for over a year).  Do the red palms mean I have liver disease .   I have  even a regular user of alcohol for several years?

Palmar erythema: Palmar erythema found in several other diseases beside liver disease, you must see your doctor foe examination and liver function tests, possible scan to evaluate status of your liver after that will treat you. ...Read more

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I get acute severe edema of the hands, feet and face along with a tingling, burning pain within moments of eating certain foods and drinking alcohol?

See an allergist: These symptoms need to be investigated, consult an allergist for testing and proper diagnosis. They may or may not be related to food intake. ...Read more

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Pain in glands under my jaw after drinking alcohol. Strong radiating pain in right arm. Slight numbness on right side from face to waist. Ms pain?

Pain in glands under my jaw after drinking alcohol. Strong radiating pain in right arm. Slight numbness on right side from face to waist. Ms pain?

DO YOU HAVE MS?: Not clear what is going on with you, but the arm pain and numbness could indicate peripheral nerve problems from neck or shoulder, and the extensive numbness might suggest spinal cord compression in neck. Although pain very frequent in ms, your description suggests a different etiology. See you doctor and explore causation. ...Read more

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Pain in glands under my jaw after drinking alcohol. Strong radiating pain in right arm. Slight numbness on right side from face to waist. Ms pain?

Pain in  glands under my jaw after drinking alcohol. Strong radiating pain in right arm. Slight numbness on right side from face to waist.   Ms pain?

NONSPECIFIC: There may be several explanations for your symptoms, and it is important to sort all of this out. If, in fact, you have a problem with lymph nodes, and peripheral nerve involvement, a series of conditions could explain far better than ms. See your primary care doc first, get evaluated and decide if neurologist could help. ...Read more

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I have a sore red throat with swollen throat glands, cant eat , 2 days after severely vomiting bile and blood from drinking alcohol? What's happening?

Mallory Weiss Tear: Mallory-Weiss syndrome is a gastro-esophageal laceration,occuring in 3-15% person with UGI Bleed. ,Occurs after a prolonged or forceful bout of retching.
Sudden increased pressure within the non distensiible lower esophagus causes tearing.
It is most common between ages of 30 and 50 years,
Excessive ETOH ingestion, Gastroenteritis, Hyper emesis gravidarum, and Bulimia are risk factors ...Read more

Dr. Christine Hom
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Facial Flushing (Definition)

Facial flushing - episode of reddening of skin of face &/or other parts of the body caused by dilation of blood vessels ...Read more