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Why does red wine give me headache?

Why does red wine give me headache?

Happens sometimes: May be due to your blood vessels in the head dialate causing the headache. Or some ingredient in the wine may be attritubale to your headache. Difficult to answer. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I think im allergic to red wine. Get headaches.?

I think im allergic to red wine. Get headaches.?

Not a true allergy: Red wine can trigger headaches by affecting blood vessels. It is not an allergic reaction as it is due to a non-immune mechanism, but you would still want to avoid it. ...Read more

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I keep getting severe headaches every night at the same time after having a glass of red wine and dinner?

I keep getting severe headaches every night at the same time after having a glass of red wine and dinner?

It's a migraine: Wine is a common migraine trigger. Cluster headaches are also triggered by alcohol and often occur at the same time every night, but they usually start immediately after ingesting alcohol. Sulfites occur naturally, but are also added to wine as a preservative and are at least in part are responsible for headaches. Vodka is less likely to cause headaches because it is pure alcohol, but it also can. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of red wine? does it gives glow skin?

What are the benefits of red wine?
does it gives glow skin?

Red wine : Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage. ...Read more

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Can a red wine give you black stools?

Can a red wine give you black stools?

No: Iron tablets and pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) are two common drug store products that can cause stools to turn black. But, the more serious concern would be stomach or intestinal bleeding for which you need to seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Red wine is giving me chest pains and joint pain - is this normal for red wine? I have stopped drinking it for a couple of weeks and the pain is gone

Red wine is giving me chest pains and joint pain - is this normal for red wine? I have stopped drinking it for a couple of weeks and the pain is gone

Amount?: The proof that it is red wine that causes your symptoms does not come by stopping it and observing that the symptoms are gone. (they would likely resolve anyway). It is stronger evidence if you restart red wine and see immediate return. The amount that you are drinking may also be a factor. ...Read more

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Is red wine bad for your health?

Is red wine bad for your health?

Red wine's pros/cons: A mIxed blessing: too much can raise blood pressure & the risk of certain cancers, while too little & you may not achieve a lowered risk of heart disease & benefits in type 2 diabetes. In a 2-year study, diabetics adherent to a Mediterranean diet + 5 ounces of red wine daily had a 9.8% increase in good HDL cholesterol than white wine or water drinkers. Red wine has 13x more resveratrol than white. ...Read more

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