Are You Suffering from Alcohol Flush Reaction Every Time You Drink?
Why some people turn red when they drink alcohol?
Many people find this strange phenomenon, they turn red after they drink alcohol, why?
The reason is strange and is considered another serious side effect of drinking alcohol.
Here is why some people turn red why they drink alcohol, it’s a condition called “alcohol flush reaction.”
The skin condition has many other side effects including,
- Irregular heartbeat
- Flushed skin
- And headache
- Alcohol flush reaction liver damage
What is the real cause?
The real cause behind this strange reaction is the buildup of acetaldehyde in the body. Acetaldehyde is high toxic chemical and is known as a carcinogen.
How does it happen?
Alcohol flush reaction symptoms
When the alcohol reached the liver, it metabolizes it into acetaldehyde. In normal people, it is converted into a safer form known as acetate. But people with “Alcohol Flush Reaction” are different as their bodies turn alcohol into acetaldehyde faster as their liver take more time to turn acetaldehyde into acetate. This cause side-effect including:
Short term side-effects:
- Harsh side-effects of acetaldehyde poisoning
- Less “buzz.”
Long term side effects:
- Increased risk of mouth and throat cancers
Why some people suffer from alcohol flush reaction?
Alcohol flush reaction is a genetic condition; it is thought to be originated from central China, among the population of Han Chinese. However, from last few years, it has spread to East Asia, and according to a study, more than 1/3 East Asians have developed this condition.
Is there any cure?
Since the condition is genetic, there is no cure for it. To avoid this condition, make sure you are staying away from excessive drinking.
The Alcohol Flush Reaction has no cure yet, so it is advised to avoid alcoholism.