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Why do some react differently to alcohol than others?

Why do some react differently to alcohol than others?

It is complicated: Every person has a different metabolic make up. Some have more active enzyme systems and process alcohol more effeciently than others. It also depends on what other drugs or medications are in you system. Metabolism of alcohol may be slowed or enhanced by these agents. Food also tends to slow the metabolism of alcohol. ...Read more

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Why do some people react differently to alcohol than others?

Why do some people react differently to alcohol than others?

People are different: One of the distinctive features of our species is the diversity of our minds -- there are actual mechanisms in place that guarantee members of a community will always be different. This applies to reactions to alcohol just as it does to tastes in music, job choice and leisure activities. Reaching this understanding has taught me both tolerance ; humility. Drink if you think it's right for you. ...Read more

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Why do people react differently to alcohol than others?

Why do people react differently to alcohol than others?

Several reasons: Sex (male or female), how people metabolize alcohol, underlying liver disease, tolerance, medications, etc. all play an active role in how one reacts to varying amounts of alcohol. Be safe, drink responsibly. ...Read more

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Do different race have different alcohol tolerances?

Yes there are ...: There are genetic differences in the levels of alcohol dehydrogenase enzymes. People with lower enzyme levels will be more sensitive to feeling the effects and side-effects of alcohol. ...Read more

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Do pot smokers get a different kind of drunk from alcohol?

Do pot smokers get a different kind of drunk from alcohol?

No: But the depressant effects of marijuana and alcohol can be cumulative. In other words, the two together can cause more impairment and danger than either alone (and this is not a good thing). ...Read more

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Does tequila have something in it that affects people differently than other alcohols?

Does tequila have something in it that affects people differently than other alcohols?

Alcohol is alcohol..: ... But different kinds of drinks can feel different due to other factors. One issue is the rate at which the alcohol level rises. Thus, distilled spirits like tequila, with highly concentrated alcohol, may give a different subjective experience than less concentrated alcohol in wine or beer. Also, "cogeners" may be a factor. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/congener#in_alcoholic_beverages. ...Read more

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I know that alcohol affects a diabetics body differently, but what would happen if a diabetic drank?

I know that alcohol affects a diabetics body differently, but what would happen if a diabetic drank?

Low BS: Alcohol consumption ( depending on type) generally will lead to increased bs followed by a gradual drop, sometimes to a dangerously low level (hypoglycemia) due in part to inhibition of glucose release from liver. ...Read more

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How does alcohol react with diabetes medication (ganuvia)?

How does alcohol react with diabetes medication (ganuvia)?

No significant : Interaction we advise our patients to have no more than 1 alchoholic beverage daily, with, not separate, from meal. ...Read more