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The Asian Flush
Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com). ...Read more
Otherwise antabuse (disulfiram) wouldn't work. In both, the build up of acetaldehyde from alcohol accumulates. Ways to minimize it:
Drink on full stomach
Drink at a slower rate.
DO NOT drink grapefruit juice it increases the alcohol that gets into the bloodstream and is available for this reaction. ...Read more
Not likely: An "asian flush" is caused by a deficiency in an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase. This interrupts a specific step in ethanol breakdown that allows acetaldehyde to build up, causing the symptoms you experience. This can be caused by certain drugs such as antebuse and certain antibiotics. Many people find this extremely unpleasant and curtail their drinking as a result. ...Read more
Rosacea: Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Alcohol can cause a flare. ...Read more
When i drink alchohol i get a flushed face, neck and chest... I'm not asian, can I still get Asian flush syndrome or is this something different?
How can I get a diagnosis whether my blotchy red face is Asian flush or whether it is rosacea? Sun/heat have the same affect on my face as alcohol.
Flushing : Rosacea is characterized by red bumps or pimples on the forehead, nose and cheeks. Some people appear more flushed and blush more when exposed to changes in temperature, etc. Often there is a genetic component to this and more common in fair skinned individuals. See a dermatologist for the flushing and reddened face as well as to determine if rosacea is present. Sunscreen is important. ...Read more
How can I determine whether I have Asian flush syndrome or rosacea. Sometimes when i drink alcohol my face and neck get blotchy but not always.
Can I mix claritin, (loratadine) Pepcid complete and drink alcohol? I have the Asian flush as they call it and get rapid heart beat, headache, red flush+warmth.
You can, but…: The Asian flush, as you term it , is caused by an enzyme which makes you metabolize alcohol into acetaldehyde. Since this is a genetic issue, Pepcid and Claritin (loratadine) will not help, although you can take them with alcohol in reasonable doses. Also, there is an increased risk of esophageal cancer with alcohol intake in patients with the Asian flush, so you should avoid regular drinking. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: the flush reaction is caused by an accumulation of acetaldehyde, which is a toxic product of alcohol metabolism. This substance is normally only present for fractions of a second, but people who develop the flush reaction have an abnormal enzyme which doesn't metabolize the acetaldehyde properly. This is a chemical which causes damage to capillaries and skin, among other things. ...Read more
Need specifics: It depends on what you mean by "toxins.". ...Read more
Can't, really: There are many products on the internet which purport to flush thc and other drugs more quickly than your body would naturally do it. But there is no reliable product to do that. Thc is stored in fat. Depending on how often you use it, it can show up in urine for 30 days or more, and in hair for 90 days. If you're facing a drug test, best to stay clean -- that's best for your health also. ...Read more
Diabetic diet: If you are 24 you likely have type 1 or Insulin requiring diabetes especially if not overweight. Your doctor should sen you to a diabetic nurse clinician who is trained in teaching about the appropriate foods and amounts to eat. He or she will coordinate care with your doctor. ...Read more
Eastern Medicine: The best definition is probably treatments whose origin and main use are still in the the oriental / eastern part of the world. Examples would be accupuncture, chinese herbal medicine like ginseng, moxibustion perhaps. ...Read more
Menopause: It's not the age, but the fact that estrogen levels fall with menopause, no matter what age that occurs. With a fall in estrogen levels you can experience changes in your body, including hot flashes, as well as bone loss, poor vaginal lubrication, etc. They usually resolve over time as the adrenal glands begin to produce some low levels of estrogen. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
No. Unfortunately. Modern tests are getting very smart at catching this.
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Common, harmless: Tori mandibularis (see picture) are common and harmless. They are more prevalent among Asians than among Caucasians. http://www.odonti.com/uploads/tx_tjsmarketplace/itmimages/M_WILLARD_00000003_20100714150048.jpg ...Read more
Flushing: ovulation?: Flushing is associated with a sudden decrease in estrogen, which occurs both just prior to ovulation and just prior to the onset of menstrual flow. Sometimes two eggs are release at ovulation, and the estrogen level is therefore higher, so a sudden decrease will cause flushing even at age 24. ...Read more