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Can I drink alcohol with a small hiatus hernia. I have no GERD or heartburn. Thank you. ?

Can I drink alcohol with a small hiatus hernia. I have no GERD or heartburn. Thank you. ?

Small amounts.: You may drink alcohol with a small hiatal hernia but in small amounts so you don't get reflux. Also, long-term, safe alcohol consumption in males is best kept to less than 4-6 drinks a week and not all at once! ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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I get intense pain in my mid-upper back when i take medicine or drink alcohol sometime the pain just happens it feels like bad heartburn in my back?

I get intense pain in my mid-upper back when i take medicine or drink alcohol sometime the pain just happens it feels like bad heartburn in my back?

Referred pain : Your pain may be referred from your stomach, and it's important to always hydrate and not drink alcoholic beverages on an empty stomach, as this can irritate the stomach lining. If you take medicine that are strong, like Ibuprofen or other nsaid's, they too can irritate the stomach lining. So, make sure to visit your pcp to have this investigated, so you can enjoy your life more with less pain. ...Read more

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How come i get hives when i drink alcohol?

How come i get hives when i drink alcohol?

Alcohol: Some people can develop hives from alcoholic beverages, there is no answer to why that happens, but you need to avoid them. ...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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If I got treated for a chlamedia and I drink alcohol 2 days after so I need to get checked again or does it effect me ?

Probably OK: Alcohol in moderation has no effect on chlamydia or its treatment, as long as a standard treatment is used, i.e. single dose azithromycin or doxycycline for 7 days. But check with the doctor or clinic where you were treated if you remain concerned. No sex for at least a week, and then only with treated or known uninfected partners. Good luck! ...Read more

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What affects will I get if I drink alcohol while taking the drug duromine?

What affects will I get if I drink alcohol while taking the drug duromine?

Unwise: Duromine or Phentermine is an appetite suppressant stimulant similar to amphetamine. Alcohol may increase med side effects such as rapid or irregular heart rate, blood pressure changes. Avoid alcohol while on this med. ...Read more

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Every time I drink alcohol I get pains in my lower back I get these pains the day after I've been drinking what could be the cause of these pains?

Every time I drink alcohol I get pains in my lower back I get these pains the day after I've been drinking what could be the cause of these pains?

Seek urgent care!: Sounds quite concerning. Could be pancreatitis, kidney stones or something else in the back or abdomen. Not to mention one shouldn't be drinking alcohol when pregnant. Please seek urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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Whenever I drink alcohol, I get crippling pains in back, chest & shoulders. I feel unable due to intensity, after 20 mins it will pass suddenly What could cause this?

Whenever I drink alcohol, I get crippling pains in back, chest & shoulders. I feel unable due to intensity, after 20 mins it will pass suddenly 

What could cause this?

Need more info: Some people lack an enzyme that is involved in the metabolism of alcohol and there is accumulation of aldehyde, an intermediary product, that can cause the symptoms you described. Take this in the positive light and do not drink. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more