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Two Proposed Methods Of Treating Asian Flush - Avoiding Alcohol And Eating Bread
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For many people, drinking alcohol is a fun social behavior that allows them to have a good time with people that they know. However, for people who experience the Asian flush, drinking alcohol can be extremely embarrassing and it can also be uncomfortable. Treating Asian flush allows people who normally experience this problem to drink alcohol, without having to worry about having a red face, getting headaches or feeling nauseous.

The Asian flush became known as such because the affliction mainly affects people who are of Asian descent, although you can still experience it if you are not. The problem comes from having an inactive enzyme, known as ALDH2. Scientists do not know why this enzyme is inactive in some people, but its inactivity has been directly linked to the facial flushing that people experience after drinking alcohol.

For some people, the best way of getting around the Asian flush is to avoid alcohol. Now, I'm sure this approach works for some, but I imagine it doesn't work very well for most people. If you avoid alcohol to get around the Asian flush, then you will probably find that you still want it, and you will feel very out of place when your friends are drinking and you are not able to.

Because of this, many people try and find ways of treating the condition. Now, you have to be aware that scientists have not found a way to fully treat the problem. That is, they cannot give you a working version of the enzyme. So, you need to resort to other approaches. The internet is normally a good place to go, but you need to be careful, because ‘solutions’ that are reported online are often nothing more than hype.

An example of this is an approach for treating Asian flush that involves having bread before you drink alcohol. There are a lot of people who claim that this is a very effective way of getting around the symptoms of Asian flush. Personally, I doubt this is the case. For starters, how exactly does it work?

Bread soaks up liquid, including alcohol. Sure, this is reasonable. People say that by soaking up the alcohol, the bread can increase the symptoms of Asian flush. This doesn't make sense, because you just end up with bread soaked with alcohol in your stomach. It doesn't actually decrease the amount of alcohol in your system so it probably won't influence Asian flush symptoms either.


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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing this.

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  about 7 years ago

No problem. Most people don't know that Asian flush is a real genetic disorder!

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  about 7 years ago
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