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How does drinking affect your lungs?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Slows breathing

Alcohol is a brain depressant - it causes a part of the brain called the medulla to slow heart rate and depress breathing.
In severe alcohol poisoning people can literally stop breathing. Alcohol however has not direct toxicity to the lungs themselves. Always drink in moderation.

In brief: Slows breathing

Alcohol is a brain depressant - it causes a part of the brain called the medulla to slow heart rate and depress breathing.
In severe alcohol poisoning people can literally stop breathing. Alcohol however has not direct toxicity to the lungs themselves. Always drink in moderation.
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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Drinking and lungs

Drinking does not affect the lungs.
Drunk people can vomit, aspirate and develop pneumonia or even die from aspiration.

In brief: Drinking and lungs

Drinking does not affect the lungs.
Drunk people can vomit, aspirate and develop pneumonia or even die from aspiration.
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
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