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age39 - Asked by S p on 18-May-2014 05:36:20

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    Answered by Dr. Suneel Vallabhaneni on 18-May-2014 07:31:41

    drinking alcohol can lead to dehydration if you do not consume enough fluids/water. Also alcohol use on a long term basis can lead to autonomic dysfunction leading to what we call orthostatic hypotension. Treatment to this would be - to take good amount of salt, 2gm per day with atleast 2.5 to 3 liters of fluid. if this doesn't resolve the symptoms, you need to wear ted hose/jabs stalkings. Most important is to decrease or completely stop alcohol consumption.
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  • Answered by Dr. on 18-May-2014 14:55:34

    Hi,

    Alcohol may aggravate asthma attack. There was a paper published about wine allergy.

    Wine-induced asthma: A placebo-controlled assessment of its pathogenesis :  by Hassan Vally in Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, vol 103, p41-46, jan 1999.

    AM Mohan Rao


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