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Could a person develop "asian flush" also known as "alcohol flush" in their early twenties?
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Dr. Jason Beasley
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Alcohol flush can happen at any age.

In brief: Yes
Alcohol flush can happen at any age.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Yes
Reduction in the enzyme that metabolizes acetaldehyde (acetaldehyde dehydrogenase) is often hereditary, but can be acquired as well.
Since people often start drinking more in their early twenties (when it is actually legal), the symptoms often present at that time. If you find it difficult to cut back on your drinking, you need to consider whether you have a problem. Talk with your physician.

In brief: Yes
Reduction in the enzyme that metabolizes acetaldehyde (acetaldehyde dehydrogenase) is often hereditary, but can be acquired as well.
Since people often start drinking more in their early twenties (when it is actually legal), the symptoms often present at that time. If you find it difficult to cut back on your drinking, you need to consider whether you have a problem. Talk with your physician.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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