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What Does Alcohol Intolerance Mean
Genes/Meds/Religion: Alcohol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme is found in all humans but varies depending on sex and race. People with low levels - young females and those of asian descent may have typical red flush when drinking. Medication interactions are another important reason for intolerance. However, in the western world religion is probably the leading cause of alcohol intolerance. ...Read more
"Alcohol allergy": Alcohol intolerance involves the body's inability to break down alcohol. It is not an allergy but nasal congestion & skin flushing are seen commonly right after drinking alcohol. Believed to be a genetic condition in which body cannot break down alcohol. More common in asian population. You can be intolerant to alcohol also if you take Antabuse since drug prevents body from breaking down alcohol. ...Read more
Not for that.: Alcohol intolerance is not uncommon in cancers special of lymphatic disease. It is really alcohol attacks, although the cause is not well understood and it can have a variety of non-related painful symptoms and signs. Alcohol attacks are only painful or else and you should avoid alcohol altoghter. As far as i know the alcohol intolerance does not affect the cure of hodgkin's lymphoma. ...Read more
If you choked: If you choked on a drink, yes. Otherwise probably not. ...Read more
Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal: Withdrawal off of Paxil (paroxetine) does not have to be difficult and Paxil (paroxetine) side effects can be resolved quickly include alcohol sensitivity/intolerance. To prevent Paroxetine withdrawal syndrome, talk to your doctor about how to get off Paxil (paroxetine) safely. ...Read more
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