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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. . ...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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Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?

Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?

All systems.: A list of common symptoms and systems affected in patients with sarcoidosis is difficult because it can affect every system and be different in each patient. The most commonly affected systems are the skin, the eyes and the lungs. The disease is rarely fatal unless the heart is involved. Treatment depends on which systems are affected and usually by a specialist. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcoholic beverages affect my sarcoidosis?

YES: Alcohol affects everything. It is a toxin. You have t decide if it is worth the risk and this will be determined by the severity of your disease. It will also affect the metabolism and affect of any medications you may be taking. The Safest course is to not drink it. The more severe your sarcoid or more meds you take the greater your risk. ...Read more

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Should a person with sarcadodis drink alcohol?

Should a person with sarcadodis drink alcohol?

Question: If a person has sarcoid and if they have gastrointestinal involvement (clinically evident GI involvement occurs in less than 1% of sarcoidosis), then liver involvement is probable. Have your GGT and alkaline phosphotase checked. If normal, less danger w/ moderate alcohol. The main thing is to determine extent of sarcoid involvement so it doesn't dominate your social, sex, work life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is kombucha drink related to sarcoidosis disease?

Kombucha: There appears no good evidence that kombucha is good for anything but is good to be avoided. It has some relationship to molds but I can find no literature relating kombucha to sarcoid. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol ok. In what quantity.

Is drinking alcohol ok. In what quantity.

Unaswerable: You do realize that we are really physicians here. Medicine has little to say about alcohol use unless it is being abused or causing damage to one's health. I believe that unless you have health consequences to your drinking then drinking rarely and slowly is a good piece of advice remembering. Moderation in all things. ...Read more

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Are there any positive benefits to drinking alcohol?

Are there any positive benefits to drinking alcohol?

Possibly-low doses: There have been associations (which does not necessarily mean that alcohol is the CAUSE of the effect) between low dose alcohol (up to 2 drinks per day in men and 1 drink in women and men over 60) and improvement in HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), with a lower rate of coronary heart disease/heart attack, which are the major cause of death in the western world. Exercise works even better. ...Read more

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol on the body?

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol on the body?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots, stone formation, diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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I occasionally have pain after drinking alcohol. Why?

Pain where??: If you ever put alcohol on a cut, you know that it is toxic to tissues — it burns! That is not just true of isopropyl alcohol but ethyl (beverage) alcohol as well. People can get pain in their mouth and throats, esophagus, stomach and duodenum from drinking excessive alcohol, or for those with particular sensitivity. It can also inflame the liver and pancreas, causing abdominal and back pain. ...Read more

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Can there be any harmfull effects of drinking alcohol?

One drink per day: In a healthy individual one drink per day on average is considered okay. Drinking large amounts of alcohol on a regular basis has damaging effects on multiple body systems with well-documented negative effects on brain, liver, cardiovascular system, connective tissue/skin, immune system, blood, & so forth. If you cannot stick to one drink per day consider avoiding alcohol. Do not drink with meds. ...Read more

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Are there any science prooved benefits of drinking alcohol?

Are there any science prooved benefits of drinking alcohol?

May increase HDL: Moderate alcohol use may increase HDL (good cholesterol), which may help lower the risk of heart disease. But too much alcohol can increase triglycerides, which would increase the risk of heart disease. The key is to drink in moderation. If you currently don't drink, don't start drinking for the possible health benefits. The moderate alcohol use is 1-2 drinks/day for men and 1 drink/day for women. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any benefits of drinking alcohol/liquor?

Please tell me if there are any benefits of drinking alcohol/liquor?

For every + a -: You've probably read the stories of one glass of wine or spirits per day does this thing that's great for you. On the other side of this argument is a body of research that says that no amount of alcohol is ever good. Use in moderation or responsibly please, but don't expect any "health benefits". ...Read more

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How do I detox from drinking alcohol?

How do I detox from drinking alcohol?

Alcoholic: There are many places where you can see a specialist through your alcoholism. Do not wait too long! ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol affect NuvaRing?

Does drinking alcohol affect NuvaRing?

Drugs.Com: Drug interaction checker showed possible minor, but not clinically significant interactions between NuvaRing (ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel), Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol). ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Alcohol, Dopamine: Alcohol increases the release of Dopamine in brain’s “reward center. By increasing Dopamine levels in the brain, alcohol tricks you into thinking that it’s actually making your feel great. The effect is that you keep drinking to get more Dopamine release, but at the same time you’re altering other brain chemicals that are enhancing feelings of depression. ...Read more

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Puking after drinking alcohol, what to do?

Puking after drinking alcohol, what to do?

Not drink???: Your body, via your stomach, is telling you that you are taking in something that disagrees with it, and perhaps you should listen. You may already have gastritis or pancreatitis and the alcohol may be making these worse (or causing them, for that matter). When people keep doing something despite it causing them problems, then they have a problem with that "something," whether alcohol or heroin. ...Read more

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Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Possible causes: Redness or itching after drinking alcohol could be an allergic reaction. It could also be related to a deficiency of aldehyde dehydrogenase, an enzyme that breaks down alcohol. ...Read more

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What causes blackout after drinking alcohol?

What causes blackout after drinking alcohol?

It's theorized that: Alcohol consumption impairs the transmission of neurotransmitters in the hippocampus of the brain especially gaba/ gamma amino-butyric acid and n methyl d aspartate, thus causing the black out. Bottoms up! http://en. M. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/blackout_(alcohol-related_amnesia). ...Read more

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Why do I get diharrea after drinking alcohol?

Why do I get diharrea after drinking alcohol?

Irritable bowel ??: Alcohol can stimulate irritable bowel symptoms of diarrhea. This could also be due to an allergic reaction. Best to see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do I suddenly puke from drinking alcohol?

Why do I suddenly puke from drinking alcohol?

Have a better ?: Why do you continue to drink alcohol when it makes you suddenly puke? Continuing to drink when it regularly causes a particular problem IS a sign of a drinking problem, and I strongly suggest you discuss it with your health care provider. Alcohol, especially in larger amounts, causes inflammation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, as well as pancreas and liver, and all can cause nausea. ...Read more

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Can I take paracetomol while drinking alcohol?

Can I take paracetomol while drinking alcohol?

NO!!!!!!!!!!: The combination of Acetaminophen and alcohol can be extraordinarily dangerous, because alcohol converts the medication into more of the toxic substance which can damage the liver. While normal doses together with "social" drinking will not likely cause harm, even regular doses like 2 500 mg tabs 4 x daily can cause problems with excessive drinking. If you have problems not drinking, get help! ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol cause you to lose weight?

Can drinking alcohol cause you to lose weight?

Sometimes: Alchol beverages = lots of calories, so many people get the opposite. But with severe drinking — some people will drink instead of eat and become malnourished. The more thin and malnourished you are the more susceptible to adverse medical effects of alcohol. Alcoholic korsakoff's dementia — or wernikes-korsakoffs is usuallly seen in heavy drinkers w/ vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol make your skin itch a lot?

Could drinking alcohol make your skin itch a lot?

Possibly: You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. You should not drink! ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause anxiety to get worse?

Does drinking alcohol cause anxiety to get worse?

Yes it can: Drinking alcohol affects all the cells of your body, including the ones in your brain. Especially after a time of "binge" drinking, they withdraw from the alcohol and respond with symptoms like anxiety. Mood changes like depression can happen too. Overall, it's very destabilizing for your entire system. ...Read more

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I feel guilt about drinking alcohol in the pantry?

I feel guilt about drinking alcohol in the pantry?

CAGE: We know you feel guilty about drinking. Are you annoyed when people criticize your drinking? Have a drink to get rid of a hangover or first thing when you wake up? Ever think you need to cut down on your alcohol use? Recommend checking out Alcoholic's Anonymous & possibly seeing an addiction medicine specialist. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol can I take nyquil?

Depends.: How much did you drink? Are you planning on driving or are you just going to bed? You should look on the nyquil as another 50 proof source of alcohol and act appropriately. ...Read more

Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

A condition in which nodules form in various organs, including lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and liver. Common symptoms include cough, chest pain below the breast bone, fatigue, ...Read more