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Why do I have hiccups after I drink alcohol?

Why do I have hiccups after I drink alcohol?

Hiccups: Alcohol, specially hard liqueur it is an irritating agent. It irritates your stomach, esophagus. The nerves that makes you hiccup are very close to the esophagus, so irritating the esophagus irritates these nerves which make your diaphragm muscle contract causing a hiccup. ...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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Why do I hiccup during and right after I drink alcohol?

Why do I hiccup during and right after I drink alcohol?

We believe: That hiccups are caused by expansion of the stomach, movement of stomach acid and/or irritation of the phrenic nerve which controls the movement of the diaphragm. Alcohol can do all 3! ...Read more

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Why am I extremely irritable after I drink alcohol?

Why am I extremely irritable after I drink alcohol?

Alcohol effects: I agree with my colleague dr. Ali about possible alcohol intolerance. In addition, alcohol is a very dis-inhibiting drug. For some, the first drinks may reduce social anxiety -- allowing easier, and more fun interactions. With more and more drinks, the response can change to irritability because of poor frustration tolerance -- and our usual social decorum (run by our brain cortex) is asleep. ...Read more

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I get itchy the day after I drink alcohol. Why is that?

I get itchy the day after I drink alcohol. Why is that?

Pruritus: Most likely due to dehydration and associated dry skin. alcohol can also induce flushing or itching due to histamine release, but this would occur closer to the time of ingestion. ...Read more

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For the past year, sometimes I have been getting pain in my rib cage both sides which radiates to my back. With drinking less, I notice it happens more after I drink alcohol.

For the past year, sometimes I have been getting pain in my rib cage both sides which radiates to my back. With drinking less, I notice it happens more after I drink alcohol.

Could be many things: But if it is getting worse after drinking, I would be concerned that it might be pancreatitis. Anything in what is called the "retroperitoneum" - very posterior organs like the pancreas, a short part of the duodenum, the kidneys - may radiate to the back. I would see your health care provider for a full evaluation, including blood work and possibly imaging of the pancreas. Stop alcohol! ...Read more

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Why do I turn patchy red all over after I drink alcohol?

Why do I turn patchy red all over after I drink alcohol?

Vascular effect: It is not uncommon and may be different with different types of alcohol. This is most common in people of asian ancestery and has a genetic basis. It is sometimes referred to as the 'asian flush'. ...Read more

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Why do my ovaries hurt after I drink alcohol?

Why do my ovaries hurt after I drink alcohol?

Are you sure?: There is no physiologic explanation for ovarian pain related to consumption of alcohol. My best guess is that this related to some other source of pain (such as your bowels) that is confused with pain from your ovaries. ...Read more

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Why do my bones hurt so much after I drink alcohol?

Why do my bones hurt so much after I drink alcohol?

How much are you: Drinking? Diffuse muscle and bone aches can be seen with severe hangover after very heavy drinking. Alcohol can cause muscle inflammation (myositis) which can feel like bone pain. Alcohol can reduce vitamin d and calcium absorption and cause an increase in bone fractures with injury. You need to consider reducing alcohol intake and seeing your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My face turns red after I drink alcohol? Is that normal?

My face turns red after I drink alcohol? Is that normal?

It can be in many: People, particularly those of Asian or Native American descent. Alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde, which can cause severe flushing, redness, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness and even fainting with very low blood pressure. Acetaldehyde is metabolized into water and carbonic acid by another enzyme, but if this not present genetically those individuals will flush with alcohol. ...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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I dump 2 feedings after I drink alcohol (drink at 8:00, dump at 10 and 12) could this alcohol, even though I'm dumping, be exacerbating her reflux?

I dump 2 feedings after I drink alcohol (drink at 8:00, dump at 10 and 12) could this alcohol, even though I'm dumping, be exacerbating her reflux?

Probably not: After dumping breast milk until 4 hours after drinking alcohol, the subsequent breast milk probably hasn't enough alcohol in it to alter a baby's reflux. If the reflux is very bad, or the baby is very young or growing well, consulting with a pediatric gastroenterologist is helpful. Also, one can stop the alcohol, thus eliminating the desire to dump milk, and see if things improve for the baby. ...Read more

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Why is it after I drink alcohol my heart beats faster?

Typical side-effect: Alcohol is well known for increasing the risk of heart arrhythmia (when the heart beats irregularly). If you are getting heart arrhythmia (such as a faster heart beat) after each alcohol consumption, you should probably either cut down or just stop drinking. The exact mechanism of why alcohol affects the heart is not fully understood but it may be both neural or dehydration induced. ...Read more

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Pain in middle at top of stomach after I drink alcohol just under my breats?

Pain in middle at top of stomach after I drink alcohol just under my breats?

That's a message!: If you pour alcohol over a cut on your skin, it burns, right? No surprise that if your stomach is inflamed, then pouring alcohol into it will make it burn too. Significant consumption may affect digestion in lots of ways. This is a wonderful time to curtail consumption. Please do yourself the favor & at least cut way back, in addition to getting appropriately evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt so bad after I drink alcohol?

Why does my stomach hurt so bad after I drink alcohol?

Alcoholic gastritis: Alcohol is quite an irritant to the stomach lining. It also increases acid production in the stomach. Try to refrain from any alcohol and give your stomach a rest. ...Read more

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My lower left rib is aching and I thought that my spleen is having a problem maybe it cause after I drink alcohol last night what should I do?

Pancreas?: Your pancreas is also there, and I would be concerned for pancreatitis that can be caused by alcohol consumption. This can be diagnosed by blood tests and you should go see your primary doc to have some evaluation done. ...Read more

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My urine smells like onions after I drink alcohol, and my stool has been green lately. Should I worry?

My urine smells like onions after I drink alcohol, and my stool has been green lately. Should I worry?

Maybe, maybe not: Stool changes can be due to the foods (or drinks) eaten, to medication effects, to stomach flu or other infections, to gall bladder problems, etc... One can try stopping the alcohol, and eating a bland, balanced diet (but not over eat) to see if the symptoms go away in a couple of days. If not quickly back to normal, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see what the problem might be. ...Read more

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Sometimes after I drink alcohol, usually liquor not beer, (even just one glass) I get a pain on the top of my foot the next day that lasts for hours?

Alcohol: This is called alcoholic polyneuropathy and usually affects more than just one nerve when it occurs. It usually occurs in alcoholics and is frequently associated with nutritional deficiency. Please see your family doctor and abstain from alcohol. ...Read more

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Hi. I get extremely sick after I drink alcohol. Even 2 glasses of wine gives me a hang- over that lasts for hrs. Vomiting, direaha and migraine.

Hi. I get extremely sick after I drink alcohol. Even 2 glasses of wine gives me a hang- over that lasts for hrs. Vomiting, direaha and migraine.

Trigger: Sounds as if alcohol is the trigger for causing migraines for you. Usually red wine, but can be any form of alcohol. Migraines can be triggered by anything, but chocolate, caffeine, stress, alcohol, (specific red with) are common triggers. ...Read more

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Day after I drink alcohol I wake up with crusty eyes and sore fingers. Could this allergy or intolerance? If so what's in booze to cause this?

Day after I drink alcohol I wake up with crusty eyes and sore fingers. Could this allergy or intolerance? If so what's in booze to cause this?

Not likely allergy: While allergy to a component of alcohol can happen, it is exceedingly rare. Food allergies also cause very specific symptoms in an immediate manner. You likely are experiencing effects of dehydration and "hangover.". ...Read more

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Right Eyelid swells badly but yeah is fine. Doctor said looks like an allergy but if it was it would be both eyes. Occurs morn after I drink alcohol.?

Right Eyelid swells badly but yeah is fine. Doctor said looks like an allergy but if it was it would be both eyes. Occurs morn after I drink alcohol.?

Hard to tell: It may not just a one -time thing but if it recurs then it may require an allergy evaluation. Allergy is usually associated with itching as well. Of course, if you experience swelling again anywhere after consuming alcohol, the only solution is avoidance. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

May just be you: That's high for the lab, I trust? About one person in 1000 always runs a way-high GGT. It's genetic. These folks get accused of being drunks. You're not. Sorry there was a misunderstanding. If everything else is okay, forget it. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

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My AST level is abnormally high. It is 60 U/L. I don't drink alcohol and don't have hepatitis. What is causing this? What should I do?

My AST level is abnormally high. It is 60 U/L. I don't drink alcohol and don't have hepatitis. What is causing this? What should I do?

Normal: If your ALT is normal, I wouldn't worry about it. AST is an enzyme made by other tissues besides the liver, like red blood cells and bone. Your doctor can check other labs to see where the elevation might be coming from. ...Read more

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I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and I rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

Probably just you: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait producing a high GGT without drinking or anything else. From time to time, I have to reassure these people's employers, probation officers or whoever that they are not secretly abusing alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with cepalexin?

Can you drink alcohol with cepalexin?

Drug interactions: No drug interactions were found between cephalexin & alcohol using the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker.
REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html ...Read more

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Can you take buckleys and drink alcohol?

Can you take buckleys and drink alcohol?

Buckley's coughsyrup: Most products made by Buckley's contain dextromethorphan, a potent cough suppressant. It is not a good idea to drink alcohol with this medication. If your cough persists for more than one week, despite using Buckley's, or if you have high fevers, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on mezavant?

Hi, do you think I can drink alcohol while on mezavant?

Is there another: Spelling or name for Mezavant? If so - please provide and will check for drug interactions. ...Read more

Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more