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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please be guided: by your doctor. Also go to Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings or other support groups. Your doc,hospital, or spiritual leader may have referrals. ...Read more
Food allergy: There are likely not any connections between the two. ...Read more
Could I have developed alcohol intolerance in my 40's? I used to drink a few beers occasionally (no more than 2); now I get hungover from half a glass
1 or2 shot of any alcohol getting me very drunk, wasnt the case 2 years ago. Is my fatty liver to blame for this sudden intolerance?
I take hydroxyzine (by presciption) for an alcohol allergy (intolerance). Is there an over-the-counter substitute for this?
Not an over counter : By intolerance, do you mean abuse?Get a more detailed answer ›
Does the smell of bad breath that you get from having lactose intolerance have the same odor as the smell of bad breath from alcohol? If so why?
Extremely foul smelling gas whenever I drink alcohol (which is rarely) - could I have an intolerance?
Intolerance Yes: Well of course there is an intolerance. I can only conjecture as to the cause. Hyperacidity in the stomach has been a cause for increased gas and alcohol could do that. Usually foul smelling gas is afrom poorly digested food or changes in the flora in your intestines. I'm not aware of alcohol generally causing either of these problems so I'm at a loss to explain why you have this intolerance. ...Read more
Can a sudden onset of alcohol intolerance be due to RA or sjogren's syndrome? I have never had a nasal congestion reaction previously.
I have developed alcohol intolerance, i vomit a lot after 500ml beer, spirits areintolerable. Im 19, hadstomach ulcers, will i ever be able to drink?
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