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Swollen Arm Caused By Alcohol Drinking
My husband has this rash on his arms, stomach and legs; is it possible that alcohol drinking could cause this?
I found a swollen lymph node under my armpit, it's not painful unless I drink alcohol. My skin is itchier, I'm so tired all the time. I have a weird?
Alcohol and blood:
Alcohol is actually classified as a poison. It is a toxic substance so therefore large quantities of it can be very much a gastric irritant. That is it can cause bleeding.
Otherwise there are many causes for blood in one's stool.
Ones should never presume it's one thing or another. ...Read more
Yes: If your liver is starting to fail, you will stop making clotting factors and start to have easy bruising. ...Read more
How does alcohol use increase risk of cancer? I thought only carcinogens cause cancer. Can moderate alcohol use cause this? Or is it only heavy drinking?
Metabolites: There's talk of acetaldehyde, an alcohol metabolite, actually damaging DNA. If so, it's weak. You decision to have an occasional drink doesn't need to be governed by cancerphobia; no risk has been shown. You can't avoid all carcinogens. Abuse of alcohol is a possible promoter because it kills cells off that need to be replenished -- this is how ANYTHING can be "shown to cause cancer." ...Read more
If alcohol drinking leads to oral cancer, then does this mean that using mouth wash also may cause cancer?
Good question: Alcohol, by itself, is not nearly as strong a risk factor for oral cancer as alcohol and smoking. Inflammation of the oral cavity can increase the risk of oral cancer. Most alcohol based mouth rinses are formulated not to irritate and therefore have significantly less of a carcinogenic effect. ...Read more
If alcohol drinking may lead to oral cancer, then does this mean that using mouth wash also may cause cancer?
Hard to say: Without a full history and examining you. Alcohol can cause damage to many organ systems that can explain the development of edema, but it doesn't usually happen JUST when you drink. Liver damage, heart damage and kidney damage can all result in edema. You need to see your health care provider for a complete evaluation, and also look into whether alcohol is causing you OTHER harms as well. ...Read more
What could cause a swollen arm that also has a red line that extends from the wrist to the shoulder?
Can you have liver cirrosis if sgpt, sgot, gamma GT and alkaline are normal. No alcohol drinking, no hepatitis b or c? Do cirosis cause macrocanemia?
Yes: In fact, alcoholics who sober up may still be dying of cirrhosis with normal transaminases. You've got a right to know what's going on with your liver, and if you do not trust your personal physician, consider a specialist consult. ...Read more
It is better to go to gym before you go out to have drink (s) with friends.
Even it depends on the amount, frequency, the level of your tolerance and many other variables it may slow down your progress at the gym. Drinking alcohol would make it more difficult to maintain the same speed, aerobic routine or weigh lifting. Also that could affect your breathing and heart rate. ...Read more
No: Officially not in the usa, but there are apparently exceptions: http://www2.Potsdam. Edu/hansondj/legaldrinkingage. Html in other parts of the world, the legal drinking age may be 18 or younger. ...Read more
Sir this question fro my friend sheena her husbend can't share with sex with out alcohol drinking what is the reason?
Control Alcohol: I would be concerned about your friends husbands alcohol use. Perhaps he is drinking too much. I would advise you tell your friend that she and her husband should have a frank discussion about his alcohol use. There should many counselors available in your area to help with alcohol abuse. ...Read more
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