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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


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How long does alcohol stay in your system? Does how much you consume mean it's in your system longer? Vice versa ?

How long does alcohol stay in your system? Does how much you consume mean it's in your system longer? Vice versa ?

Depends on test: If only blood alcohol levels are checked, those are usually normal at about 12 hours after last drink, sooner if amount imbibed is small. Urine test for etg may be positive for 5 day after drinking. In a chronic drinker CDT test may be positive for 2 weeks. See this site for rate of alcohol clearance from blood: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1940231 ...Read more

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If you crave alcohol, does that mean you're an alcoholic?

If you crave alcohol, does that mean you're an alcoholic?

It can: Craving is a very powerful urge that is difficult if not impossible to resist with out proper support. It seems as though craving will be added to the next dsm manual as a symptoms of alcohol dependence. With that said the word crave and "addicted" are often used terms by people and advertisers and in this sense its not addiction. But to have strong irresistible cravings for alcohol is a concern. ...Read more

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I drink socially, does this mean I am addicted to alcohol?

I drink socially, does this mean I am addicted to alcohol?

No: It's often difficult for people to tell when they're crossing the line into dependency. Generally, you are crossing the line if you: use alcohol to help you get through painful situations or feelings; ever defend or hide your drinking; can't remember what happened after drinking a little too much, resent other people's advice who want you to drink less; drink alone, have problems when no alcohol. ...Read more

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If I have a very low tolerance to alcohol-does that mean I have a poorly functioning liver?

If I have a very low tolerance to alcohol-does that mean I have a poorly functioning liver?

No: Some people are inordinately affected by alcohol, just as some are affected by tranquillizers or other medicines. Sometimes people who are very sensitive will look intoxicated after even a single drink, something called pathological intoxication. This sensitivity is from your brain and nervous system, nobody can explain it, and it is not likely anything to do with your liver. ...Read more

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Can you tell me healthy to use alcohol as a means of releasing stress. And yes exercise is the best way to do it. But what kind?

Can you tell me healthy to use alcohol as a means of releasing stress. And yes exercise is the best way to do it. But what kind?

Alcohol is not a : Healthy way to cope. It can actually cause a person to feel more depressed. Aerobic exercise is a great antidote for stress. Weight lifting can also be a way to let off steam. Take care. ...Read more

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When medications say do not take with alcohol does that mean I cant ever drink or does that mean don't take it with alcohol still in your system?

When medications say do not take with alcohol does that mean I cant ever drink or does that mean don't take it with alcohol still in your system?

Depends: Most meds labelled like that can actually be taken with alcohol. Manufacturers are known to be overly cautious like that. But there are a few notable exceptions. In the vast majority of cases you can take the warning to mean not with alcohol in your system. Your specific case may be different so best to ask your doc. Of course excessive use of alcohol should be discouraged whether you take any o ...Read more

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What does it mean when you gag right after swallowing strong alcohol ?

What does it mean when you gag right after swallowing strong alcohol ?

Wrong choice: If a strong alcohol makes you gag upon swallowing, it’s probably not your best option. Your gag reflex is the first line of defense for your body to tell you something is wrong. It just means you should take a second and decide if that’s the right choice for your body. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Throwing Up (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more