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Doctor insights on: What Does Alcohol Intolerance Mean

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What can cause alcohol intolerance?

What can cause alcohol intolerance?

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

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What are the signs when you get alcohol intolerance?

"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

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What are the usual symptoms of alcohol intolerance, and can you tell right away if you have it?

What are the usual symptoms of alcohol intolerance, and can you tell right away if you have it?

You'll know...: If you have alcohol intolerance you get flushed, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and hives. The reaction happens right away. Some people get only a few of these symptoms, others get all. The only way to not get symptoms is to not drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i'm allergic to alcohol or have alcohol intolerance?

Can you tell me if i'm allergic to alcohol or have alcohol intolerance?

Alcohol Intolerance : Symptoms of Alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting & low blood pressure. You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines & other chemicals. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of alcohol intolerance? Is turning bright red one of the symptoms?

What are the symptoms of alcohol intolerance?  Is turning bright red one of the symptoms?

Yes, flushing or: Turning red is one of the symptoms of alcohol intolerance. Others include hives, worsening of asthma, runny or stuffy nose, headache, low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is it possible hodgkin's lymphoma - alcohol intolerance. Should i be concerned?

Is it possible hodgkin's lymphoma - alcohol intolerance. Should i be concerned?

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

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Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Can candida cause flushing and alcohol intolerance?

Not candida: Candida or other yeast or fungal infections do not cause alcohol intolerance. Alcohol induced flushing, lightheadedness, and other symptoms are especially common in people of Asian ancestry. ...Read more

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Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal and alcohol intolerance, what to do?

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