Alcohol Drinking

The drinking of alcohol affects the digestive system by producing more acids and enzymes. Prolonged alcohol drinking leads to inflammation of liver tissues and liver damage. Damage of the pancreas due to alcohol leads to hyperglycemia. The effect of alcohol drinking on the central nervous system is very severe, leading to frontal lobe damages.

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What is the relation between psoriatic arthritis and neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from psoriatic arthritis for a few years, nothing serious, but I do experience bouts of soreness in my finger joints, especially overnight. Lately, I have been experiencing a lot of pain in my hands overnight that resemble a burning sensation, enough to keep me a...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Bentrez-cabanilla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly answer the following questions to help you better; 1) Is there a discoloration of the hands? 2) Do you have redness? 3) Do you have pain when you touch the skin? 4) Do you have diabetes, renal problem, or exposure to pesticide...  Read Full »

Why does my shortness of breath feel fine when I work out?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21-years-old male. My height is 6'2," and my weight is 270 lbs. I have had shortness of breath for the past three months, and I quit smoking and drinking two weeks ago. When I work out, I feel fine, but every day from the minute I wake up till the minute I fall asleep, I feel l...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Glad that you are in the process of quitting drinks. The problem of your shortness in breathing could be due to the following; 1) Obesity: When you work out, you are forcing your lungs to breathe more deeply, and hence you feel better. When you are at re...  Read Full »

Can a person allergic to alcohol take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor,Though I am allergic to wines and alcohol, I have been consuming alcohol for 30 years. Also, I am taking heart medicines and blood thinner. For the last three years, my allergy has worsened. And recently, I found that I am allergic to clove, cinnamon, etc.,How to treat this?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, it can be treated. But once you are allergic to some product or food, the best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid that particular food or product. Allergy is a sign or warning that you should...  Read Full »

Does drinking alcohol after fasting result in burping up brownish acid?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 39-year-old male with acid reflux. I am taking Phentermine 37.5 mg for weight loss. On Wednesday, I ended up getting my COVID vaccine. The next day, I had a fever (took two medicine for fever that day) and returned to normal on Friday. Then yesterday (Saturday), I fasted all day and...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Alcohol is the cause of gastritis, inflammation of the stomach lining. And it can cause nausea, vomiting, pain, and sometimes blood as well. Taking alcohol on an empty stomach has more of these above-mentioned symptoms than taking on a full stomach or fed stomach...  Read Full »

Can prolonged use of proton pump inhibitors cause loss of papillae on the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor,Part of my tongue seems to have lost some papillae. I have attached some pictures. Is this something to worry about? I take Nexium 40 mg daily. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the images attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The tongue will definitely be affected by tobacco usage or by drinking wine (alcohol consumption in any form will have an impact). Also, Nexium (Esomeprazole) 40 mg is used f...  Read Full »

Will alcohol consumption up to eight weeks of pregnancy cause damage to the fetus?

Query: Hi doctor,I just found out I am eight weeks and three days pregnant. I have been drinking lightly, but six to eight weeks and two days, I drank almost daily, ranging from one beer in a day to the heaviest days being multiple jello shots. I did not know I was pregnant. Is my baby okay? I am taking pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Congratulations on your pregnancy, and I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Now coming to the fact that you were consuming alcohol as you were not aware of the fact that you are pregnant. So do not worry...  Read Full »

Will a few sips of alcohol the night before a minor surgery affect anesthesia?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a few sips of a friend's margarita (not much at all, not even enough for a buzz, just to try the flavor). I am 19-year-old (confidentiality, please). I have small surgery in the morning just to get a cyst removed from my wrist. I hardly had anything to drink and am completely fine....  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Few sips of margarita should not be a cause of concern as already there will be just a little intake of alcohol. In addition, the half-life of alcohol is around four to five hours. Hence much of whatever lit...  Read Full »

How to stop the habit of drinking alcohol and bring my elevated parameters normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male with a weight of 105 kilograms and a height of five feet nine inches. I was diagnosed with fatty liver four years back. I am taking Nusam 400 two tablets in the morning and evening, Usrodox plus, and Evion 400 mg daily. Recently, I did a medical test and a few o...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have deranged parameters due to alcohol consumption. You are taking so many medications at this young age. It is not a good thing. I suggest you stop drinking alcohol and start doing exercise. I assure you that your reports will improve without a single medicine within ...  Read Full »

Does consuming alcohol for long-duration causes muscle spasms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 years old male. On the weekend, I drank alcohol on an empty stomach, only cause my stomach was full. Then on Sunday again, I drank alcohol without eating, then I ate around 21:00. Tuesday, when I woke up, I had severe stomach pain. I thought I was hungry, but still, it is hitti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pain is due to muscle spasms and consuming alcohol for a long time. So there is dehydration caused by alcohol, and abdomen muscles are spasm. In such cases, sometimes IV (intravenous) fluids are required and injections to relieve the pain. It might also be due to ga...  Read Full »

Are left-hand pain with palpitations indicative of cardiac disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I woke up with heart palpitations after drinking and eating pizza last night. Today my left arm near the tricep or shoulder and back had radiating pain. However, when I worked out (30 minutes on the treadmill), my pain went away. I also have very bad gastritis today and burping a lot. Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are experiencing palpitations. Alcohol, cigarettes, etc., worsens palpitations. Therefore, I advise you to stop drinking. Any history of shortness of breath or dizziness? Please answer the question so that I can guide you appropriately.  Read Full »

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