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Cure Alcohol Flush Syndrome And Stop That Red Face
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Many people have the problem of turning red when they drink. This might be a bright red which covers the entire face and neck, or it may be much more subtle. For some people, the flush is when the cheeks turn slightly pink, while for others, it is splotches. The problem is known as alcohol flush syndrome, and many people don’t realize that others experience it also. Finding an effective approach to cure alcohol flush syndrome might seem difficult, but there is a lot of information online that can help you.

The reaction itself is not an allergy, although it may look and feel like one. Instead, the flush reaction occurs because of the enzyme ALDH2. Normally, this enzyme breaks down a chemical that is produced when alcohol is broken down in the body. However, in some people, this enzyme is defective and it doesn’t work. This means that the compound is not broken down, which creates the flushed appearance, and problems like headaches, fast heart beat and nausea.

Some people have found that the flush reactions occurs more often if you drink some types of alcohol than others. Given the reaction is based off breaking down alcohol, you will probably find the reaction is less for alcoholic drinks that have a low amount of alcohol in them. However, everyone’s alcohol flush reactions are different, so this probably won’t apply to everyone.

One solution that has become very popular is taking antacids before you go drinking. This solution works for some people, but it also has no effect on many others. It can also be difficult to remember to bring the antacids with you when you are going out, or to make sure you take them before you drink. While this is a good quick fix, it can be frustrating.

A lot of people link the frequency of their drinking to how strong their flush is. This is interesting, because some people have found that over time, being exposed to alcohol decreases the prevalence or the level of the flush. However, other people have found that they had no problem when they were drinking years ago, yet suddenly are experiencing problems.

This suggests that it is not the amount you drink that can cause or cure alcohol flush syndrome. Instead, the enzyme may turn itself on or off at certain stages of your life. This is probably different for everyone, and explains how some people respond well to solutions for alcohol flush, while others do not.


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