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Face is hot and red after consuming alcohol just a little?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
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Could be simple flushing but could also be a sign of incr. Acetaldehyde production which is produced in incr. Amounts from ethanol by an enzyme variant of alcohol dehydrogenase (seen especially in asian people).
The "alcohol flush reaction" or "asian flush syndrome" is due to the variant enzyme that is 40-100x more efficient at converting the alcohol to acetaldehyde creating red face blotches.

In brief: See below

Could be simple flushing but could also be a sign of incr. Acetaldehyde production which is produced in incr. Amounts from ethanol by an enzyme variant of alcohol dehydrogenase (seen especially in asian people).
The "alcohol flush reaction" or "asian flush syndrome" is due to the variant enzyme that is 40-100x more efficient at converting the alcohol to acetaldehyde creating red face blotches.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Alcohol intolerance

Some people, especially those of asian descent, are especially prone to "flush" reactions from alcohol.
These people have a variant of the gene coding for alcohol dehydrogenase, the main enzyme which metabolizes alcohol. A metabolic by-product, acetaldehyde, can build up and cause this flushing response when you drink alcohol. "noglo" is a product sold to decrease this, but ? Effectiveness.

In brief: Alcohol intolerance

Some people, especially those of asian descent, are especially prone to "flush" reactions from alcohol.
These people have a variant of the gene coding for alcohol dehydrogenase, the main enzyme which metabolizes alcohol. A metabolic by-product, acetaldehyde, can build up and cause this flushing response when you drink alcohol. "noglo" is a product sold to decrease this, but ? Effectiveness.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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