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Why do I get a flushed face when I drink alchohol?

Why do I get a flushed face when I drink alchohol?

Vasodilation: Alcohol is a moderately potent vasodilator. As such, consumption of it can cause the capillaries near the skin to dilate, resulting in more blood flow to the skin and a flushed appearance. In addition, certain individuals can lack sufficient alcohol dehydronase, an enzyme that assists in the breakdown of alcohol. This is very common in asians. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Facial Flushing (Definition)

Facial flushing - episode of reddening of skin of face &/or other parts of the body caused by dilation of blood vessels ...Read more


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Why do I get a headache everytime i drink alcohol?

Why do I get a headache everytime i drink alcohol?

Type of alcohol?: Your headache could be due to hard liquor drinks such as mixed drinks (other compounds in the drinks can contribute to headaches), red wine can cause headaches due to nitrates, or you may just have a sensitivity to alcohol in general. Why drink alcoholic drinks if they cause headaches anyway? ...Read more

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Why when i drink alcohol i get diarrhea?

Why when i drink alcohol i get diarrhea?

Alcohol: Alcohol irritates and speeds up the GI system, and the result of drinking large amounts can be diarrhea. ...Read more

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I have the hiccups when I drink a lot, how do I make them stop?

I have the hiccups when I drink a lot, how do I make them stop?

Don't drink a lot: Not to sound like a wise-guy here, but the obvious solution and the safest way is to don't drink a lot. Alcohol is a part of life and it is accepted in every society in moderation. But when using it to excess, it can cause much trouble for the person and his/her family/friends, and a potential danger to others (driving drunk). So, drink responsibly. Be safe, be well, be alive. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get a nauseated feeling when I drink milk?

Why do I get a nauseated feeling when I drink milk?

Lactose intolerance?: Nausea is a common symtom of lactose intolerance. Check with your doctor to see if it is that or something else. ...Read more

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Why do I get random rash/hives when drinking alcohol?

Why do I get random rash/hives when drinking alcohol?

Allergic reaction: Hives are a sign of allergic reaction to a substance ingested or inhaled usually. Alcohol contains many substances so it might be difficult to determine which component of the drink is causing the allergy. ...Read more

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What to do if i feel like my hands and feet go numb and swell up after i drink coffe. Am i allergic?

What to do if i feel like my hands and feet go numb and swell up after i drink coffe. Am i allergic?

No: The symptoms you describe are not allergy symptoms. They could be a reaction to caffeine or an intolerance but they are not allergy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my face turns red after I drink alcohol?

What do you suggest if my face turns red after I drink alcohol?

Some people are ...: oversensitive to the effects of alcohol. There is a genetic variation that alters the usual metabolism and causes a "flushing reaction". ...Read more

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Why do I get a burning sensation on my vagina when i drink alcohol?

Why do I get a burning sensation on my vagina when i drink alcohol?

No idea!: There's no reasonable connection between the two. I recommend see a gyn doc to check the vaginal burning. ...Read more

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When I drink coffee I get horrible reflux,anxiety,nausea and my face tingles.does that mean I am intolerant to caffeine?

When I drink coffee I get horrible reflux,anxiety,nausea and my face tingles.does that mean I am intolerant to caffeine?

It's possible: All of those signs can be possible indication of sensitivity to caffeine. If the symptoms do not occur with decaf coffee, you have your answer. If they occur with any type of coffee, then you probably just need to avoid coffee in general. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I go red when I drink wine?

Why do I go red when I drink wine?

Enzyme lack: You have a deficiency of alcohol dehydrogenase, the enzyme that metabolizes alcohol. Consequently, with you, a little alcohol "goes a long way." Since your body metabolizes alcohol much slower than "normal" people, your alcohol tolerance will be much less. Asians and American Indians are commonly deficient in this enzyme. ...Read more

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I never drink soft drink but when I do I feel sick I can't even get through a whole can why???

I never drink soft drink but when I do I feel sick I can't even get through a whole can why???

If you're referring: to a carbonated soft drink, there could be a reason. Carbonated drinks contain Carbon Dioxide (CO2). When it's in the can, CO2 is dissolved in liquid. When you drink it, much of the CO2 becomes a gas that takes up more room in your stomach, it's like blowing up a balloon. When your stomach gets stretched (distended), some people experience pain, burping, fullness, reflux and/or nausea. ...Read more

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Why do I blush so much when I drink alcohol?

Why do I blush so much when I drink alcohol?

Vasodilatation: Alcohol acts as a vasodilator, a drug which causes small blood vessels (capillaries) to dilate. Some of this comes from an intermediate by-product of alcohol metabolism called acetaldehyde, which is usually rapidly metabolized further, but in some people it can accumulate, causing more flushing than in other people. This happens particularly in people of asian background and native americans. ...Read more

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Why do I get diarrhea after i drink alcohol?

Why do I get diarrhea after i drink alcohol?

You may be: Reacting to chemicals in the alcohol. You could be sensitive to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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How come when i drink alcohol do my feet get hot and tingle?

Alcohol Allergy: It sounds like you have an allergy to ethanol (alcohol) and it would be wise not to drink. This is not normal and I am sorry to say there is little to tell you other than it may be best not to drink. ...Read more