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Diabetes Type-1?? And beer problem..

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 7, 2006
  • 10:31 PM

I am an asian male, 28. I have a story, and could you please tell me what you think it is?

I was playing basketball, it is was little chilly inside the gym. After a lilltle sweating, I was on the bench and of-course I shivered from the cold.

When I was on my way back home, my left started acting wiered as before. I know what is going to happen, because this is second or the third time. There was pain in the same eye, but not in the right eye. I had my left hand literally cupping the eye. Then vomitting and headache. Thankfully it goes out the next morning or after a good sleep.

Same happened after a tennis game not long ago too.

I have inclination towards Diabetes type-1. What you think??

And What is the problem if you throw up easily after drinking beer?


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  • A recent discovery found two genes that protect against heavy drinking, and these are particularly prevalent among Asians. The one that is particularly effective is a mutation of the gene for the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase, which plays a major role in metabolizing alcohol. The mutation is found very frequently in Chinese and Japanese populations but is less common among other Asian groups, including Koreans, the Malayo-Polynesian group, and others native to the Pacific Rim. Alcohol is metabolized principally in the liver, where it is converted first to acetaldehyde by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase. Acetaldehyde is then converted to acetate by the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase. Acetaldehyde produces unpleasant physiological reactions even at low concentration, so the presence or absence of the gene mutation affecting aldehyde dehydrogenase in turn affects drinking behaviors. When acetaldehyde is not rapidly converted to acetate the results are dramatic: a rapid increase in blood flow to the skin of the face, neck, and chest, rapid heartbeat, headache, nausea, and extreme drowsiness occur.As for your eye pain and nausea that seems to be brought on by athletic activity, a consult with your primary care physician is in line. I do not recommend formulating a diagnosis without consultation, so take my advice and make an appointment with your physician.
    Long, M.D. 1 Replies
    • December 13, 2006
    • 06:38 AM
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