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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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Sir my right temple side hurts badly when i drink alcohol two beer or 2or 3 peg why ? Iam 25 yrs old

Sir my right temple side hurts badly when i drink alcohol two beer or 2or 3 peg why ? Iam 25 yrs old

Unusual: This is an unusual symptom secondary to alcohol intake. With what I know I would suspect it could be a sensitivity to alcohol which manifests itself by a disturbance in an energy field called yang oe in chinese medicine. Of course this is only a guess and more history and possibly an exam would help. Obviously, best to avoid alcohol or peg, whatever that is. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt when i drink alcohol?

Why does my back hurt when i drink alcohol?

Hard to say: but the fact that you have kept drinking despite the fact that your back hurts when you drink tells me that I should be concerned that you may have an alcohol problem. It could be inflammation of your pancreas, stomach, duodenum or a problem with your gallbladder. I strongly suggest STOPPING drinking until you get a diagnosis, and see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my lower/middle back hurt when I drink alcohol?

Why does my lower/middle back hurt when I drink alcohol?

Once sign of lymphom: Pain induced by alcohol is one sign of a lymphoma. Should be checked out. However if a behavior causes pain, is that behavior important enough to repeat? ...Read more

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My shoulder hurt when I drink alcohol does this mean anything ?

My shoulder hurt when I drink alcohol does this mean anything   ?

Probably : But right off the bat, I can't think of what. If a cold beverage is introduced into the stomach it could irritate the diaphragm which can then irritate the shoulder through the nerves. How much volume of alcohol causes this pain. Is it pop or back of the shoulder. There are no known connections between alcohol and shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Why does my left breast hurt when I drink alcohol?

Why does my left breast hurt when I drink alcohol?

GI reflus: It could be a cardiac reason and you should go to ER OR IT could be GI S.sx of acid reflux ...Read more

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Why do my legs hurt when i drink alcohol? Sometimes when I have a drink of alcohol, i get a severe ache in my legs that lasts about 3-6 minutes.

Why do my legs hurt when i drink alcohol? Sometimes when I have a drink of alcohol, i get a severe ache in my legs that lasts about 3-6 minutes.

No clue: Some people are very sensitive to the effects of alcohol on muscle, where it can cause inflammation of muscle cells (myositis), but this usually occurs after binges of large amounts of alcohol, not one drink. There are always idiosyncracies where people are more sensitive. Having a blood test that can show normal or elevated muscle enzymes can be ordered by your doctor, who you should talk to. ...Read more

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My head hurts when i drink alcohol, why?

Blood vessel dilated: alcohol both directly and via a metabolite causes blood vessels to dilate, particularly in skin but also in the brain. The metabolite that does this, acetaldehyde, is poorly metabolized by some people, who tend to get both skin flushing and headaches, and even dizziness and fainting from low blood pressure. This is more common in Asians and Native Americans, but can occur in others. Stop drinking. ...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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How come every time i drink alcohol my stomach hurts?

How come every time i drink alcohol my stomach hurts?

And yet you keep: drinking? Hmmmm, wonder what that means. Alcohol burns any mucosal surface you put it on - if you have ever put rubbing alcohol on a cut and it burns like crazy, that is what ethyl alcohol is also potentially doing to your stomach - causes esophagitis, gastritis and duodenitis and can worsen ulcers as well. It also can inflame the liver and pancreas. STOP DRINKING and see your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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Will I hurt myself if I drink alcohol while i'm taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Will I hurt myself if I drink alcohol while i'm taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Maybe.: Every drop of alcohol is a depressant, and you are taking an antidepressant---that doesn't make sense. Also, there are isolated reports of patients having blackouts with very little alcohol. ...Read more

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When i drink alcohol nowadays my head hurts.. Could I have become allergic to it?

It's not "allergy": Allergy really means activity of our immune system, and that isn't what this is. Alcohol causes headaches in MANY people, and sometimes the reaction is not only from the alcohol but other substances in the beverage, like nitrates in wines. People with migraine are often highly sensitive to these effects and may routinely get headache. Stop or cut down, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Why does one side of my face get hot when i drink alcohol ?

Alcohol Allergy: It sure sounds like you are one of the humans that are allergic to alcohol. I would advise that you avoid this. ...Read more

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My skin hurts when I touch it. It feels like I have sun burnt all year around. When I drink Alcohol the pain doubles. ?

My skin hurts when I touch it. It feels like I have sun burnt all year around. When I drink Alcohol the pain doubles. ?

Enzyme deficiency: Aldehyde dehydrogenase deficiency can cause the syndrome you describe but there are many other causes. Best to be evaluated by your GP and referred if needed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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I was prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety. I drink alcohol 2x a week. Honestly will it hurt me if i drink on it?

I was prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety. I drink alcohol 2x a week. Honestly will it hurt me if i drink on it?

Depends: Drinking in moderation will probably have no ill effects. Drinking heavily is rarely good for you, especially when taking prescribed medication. Discuss your drinking habits with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my face turn red when I drink alcohol?

Why does the left side of my face turn red when I drink alcohol?

No clue: Many people flush with alcohol, particularly people of asian background, including native americans. However, that flushing involves the whole face, and I do not know why you would only have the left side of your face involved. Flushing is a sign you are creating more of the toxic alcohol metabolite acetaldehyde, and is a clue for you to reduce your consumption. ...Read more

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