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Why does alcohol make you slur your speech?

Why does alcohol make you slur your speech?

GABA: Alcohol changes levels of neurotransmitters ; increases effects of inhibitory neurotransmitter gaba in the brain. More gaba means slower brain electrical activity ; thus sluggish movements ; slurred speech. The speech is further slowed because alcohol inhibits the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. Lower levels of glutamate slow speech. More inhibitor gaba, less activating gluctamate-slurring! ...Read more

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Is a sudden change in tolerance for alcohol concerning. a single small glass of wine is making me slur and unsteady. no med change.

Is a sudden change in tolerance for alcohol concerning. a single small glass of wine is making me slur and unsteady. no med change.

Check with doctor: This is unusual but you would need to check with your doctor and definitely avoid any alcohol. Alcohol is cleared by the liver and your doctor needs to know what is happening and order some blood tests to make sure that your liver and kidneys are working properly. I would also avoid tylenol and medications like motrin or aleve until you check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

Hello. : Hello. I don't know if you are an older person or if you have any significant healthy problems. I would see a neurologist soon to ensure that you are not having transient ischemic attacks or some other neurologic insult to the brain. Take care. ...Read more

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Why does alcohol make food taste better?

Why does alcohol make food taste better?

Variable opinion: That is your personal opinion -- many people enjoy a glass of wine with meals. A good selection of wine can enhance the flavors in a meal. However, not everyone agrees or enjoys this. Hoping you drink in moderation. ...Read more

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Does alcohol usually affect your mood and make you aggresive?

Does alcohol usually affect your mood and make you aggresive?

Alcohol does effect: Mood and can contribute to aggressive behavior. Alcohol is a depressant, every drop! the "high" we feel is related to disinhibition and not to a lifting of mood. Any depression can include anger, rage and aggression. ...Read more

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Does alcohol make you a poor wrestler?

Does alcohol make you a poor wrestler?

Yes: There is really nothing that alcohol makes better. It alters people's judgement to where they may think that they are doing things better, but they are generally not. Alcohol weakens muscles, damages nerves, impairs reflex reaction time and visual tracking, as well as hand/eye coordination. None of this would make a person a better athlete in any way, shape or form. ...Read more

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What is the aspect of alcohol that makes it dangerous to take with medication?

There may be drug - : Drug interactions such as sedation or respiratory problems. ...Read more

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Is alcohol supposed to make me feel relaxed?

Is alcohol supposed to make me feel relaxed?

It Can: Alcohol has relaxing and sedating properties. Alcohol, is actually a drug and a little bit can cause relaxation. Too much can cause inhibition of one's behavior, whereby a person may do or say things that he or she wouldn't normally do or say. Much more than one or two drinks a day can become a problem for many people. A drink is 12 ounces of beer, four ounces of wine or one ounce of hard liquor. ...Read more

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Can alcohol make gout symptoms worse?

Can alcohol make gout symptoms worse?

Yes: Gout can be caused by elevated uric acid which can precipitate anywhere in the body, but most commonly in the big toe. Alcohol raises uric acid levels, so in general if you have gout, try not to drink alcohol. ...Read more

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