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Doctor insights on: Water Retention And Alcohol Consumption

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Please tell me, could liver damage from overuse of alcohol cause water retention?

Please tell me, could liver damage from overuse of alcohol cause water retention?

Albumin: The liver produces Albumin, which is responsible for keeping the fluid in the blood supply and out of the extremities and abdomen. When there is enough liver damage, albumin production is decreased. Less albumin = more fluid everywhere else except the blood. ...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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Can alcohol and bulimia recovery cause water retention that makes you blow up like a balloon?

Can alcohol and bulimia recovery cause water retention that makes you blow up like a balloon?

ETOH: Please see: www.Researchgate.Net/publication/...By_alcohol_withdrawal... Exclusion of the recognized causes of inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion left alcohol withdrawal as the ... Resulting in water retention ... During the alcohol- induced ... ...Read more

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Any advice on cutting down alcohol consumption?

Any advice on cutting down alcohol consumption?

Seek help...: Quit!, Seek professional help such as rehab and counseling. Identify the reasons, or root cause(s) behind why you drink. Be honest with yourself... how badly do you want to stop. I doubt if it will be a matter of "cutting down" it is either stop or do not stop. Your call. ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption cause hemolysis?

Can alcohol consumption cause hemolysis?

Zieve's syndrome: Although quite a rare illness, there is something called Zieve's syndrome, wherein alcohol consumption can lead to hemolysis. The mechanism of hemolysis in Zieve's syndrome is not entirely understood. Alcohol is a toxin, and has damaging effects to the body -which is really too bad. Hopefully you can get some help, as hemolytic anemia can be bad news, as well as the liver problems etc with alcohol ...Read more

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How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

Makes it worse: Alcohol increases the level of uric acid, which is the chemical responsible for gout in predisposed individuals. In some people, gout only occurs when they are drinking. The byproducts of alcohol are excreted preferentially to the byproducts of uric acid, raising their levels, in some people raising them markedly. People with gout should not use alcohol, or drink very sparingly. ...Read more

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How does alcohol consumption affect an inr?

How does alcohol consumption affect an inr?

unpredictable: Acute alcohol use can either increase or decrease the inr in a given individual. Chronic alcohol use with liver damage interferes with the production of clotting factors and will cause a more profound rise of inr with a given dose of warfarin/coumadin or, with cirrhosis, raise the inr on no anticoagulant at all. ...Read more

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What will alcohol consumption do to the hepatitis?

What will alcohol consumption do to the hepatitis?

Make it worse: If some one has hepatitis a, b, c or alcoholic hepatitis.Any amount of alcohol can make be very poisnous and lead to liver damage ending in cirrhosis and liver failure and will not be a candidate for liver transplant, unless have been alcohol free foe six months, but has been controversial lately. ...Read more

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Does alcohol consumption thin blood?

Does alcohol consumption thin blood?

Yes, and that may: Be a good or bad thing for you depending on your health. Too much creates obvious social and behavioral problems (including depression) and can raise potential for stroke. If your doc thinks you are in good health, moderate alcohol can be fine. ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption worsen a hernia?

Can alcohol consumption worsen a hernia?

Not really: Of course, if you drink so much you sacrifice good nutrition, your tissues would suffer and theoretically your defect could worsen. Or , if you're in the rages of repeated vomiting due to over consumption of etoh, your hernia won't be happy. Good luck ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption irritate the bladder?

Can alcohol consumption irritate the bladder?

Yes: Many foods (like caffeine, citrus, tomatoes and spicy foods) can irritate the bladder and alcohol is high on the list of foods that commonly irritate the bladder. ...Read more

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Why do my ovaries hurt after alcohol consumption ?

Why do my ovaries hurt after alcohol consumption ?

No good answer: I don't have good answer for this question. But since alcohol is not essential for life i would recommend abstaining. I get excessively sleepy when i drink even a small quantity; so i just don't drink any. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about alcohol consumption and ocd/schitzophrenia?

Can you tell me about alcohol consumption and ocd/schitzophrenia?

They are associated: Many people with both ocd and schizophrenia use alcohol to "self-medicate" the anxiety which goes along with both disorders. There is no evidence that alcohol causes either problem, but in people who are genetically susceptible, early use of alcohol may bring on the onset of either problem sooner, and possibly more severely. Alcohol makes it hard to safely treat either with meds.Cessation is key. ...Read more

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Does alcohol consumption affect REM sleep?

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Does alcohol consumption affect REM sleep?

Alcohol/REMS: Alcohol decreases REM sleep during first half of sleep period. ...Read more

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Is acute pyelonephritis caused by alcohol consumption?

Is acute pyelonephritis caused by alcohol consumption?

No: acute pyelonephritis is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract. Alcohol may make people more susceptible to many infections by suppressing many parts of the immune system, and sexual activity related to excessive alcohol use is sometimes responsible for urinary tract infections, especially in women, which can ultimately result in pyelonephritis in some cases. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Water Retention (Definition)

fluid retention = edema. Occurs when excess fluid collects in tissues, body cavities ...Read more