Gastric Bypass Lowers Alcohol Tolerance, continued

Drug Treatment in Greensboro NCWelcome back. If you missed our previous blog post, we are discussing the possibility that gastric bypass surgery can lower tolerance for alcohol. If you're unfamiliar with this type of surgery, it's one that aids in weight loss.

The surgery is popular for people who need to lose 100 pounds or more for medical reasons. Traditional weight loss can take a long time. The surgery can help them lose weight more quickly.

In our previous blog, we talked about a study that was done to see what happens to alcohol tolerance once the surgery has been done. The findings showed that alcohol was metabolized more quickly within the body after surgery. That means feeling drunk after one or two drinks could be possible. If you need help with an addiction, please call Legacy Freedom for affordable alcohol and drug treatment in Greensboro NC.

This study was done for research in women, alone. However, the researchers suspect that men who’ve had this same type of weight loss surgery might also have the same changes with how alcohol is metabolized, as well.

Because the weight loss surgery actually lowers alcohol tolerance, it’s possible that people will feel drunk more quickly after having the procedure. This can cause a problem when it comes to consuming one or two drinks at dinner or after work.

Many people are able to have a maximum of one of two drinks with a meal, without it becoming a problem for them. However, when one or two drinks are metabolized more quickly, your body could register one drink as two. Then, the feeling of having three or four drinks comes into play. Someone who is out at dinner or having drinks with friends after work might suddenly find that they’re too drunk to drive. In worst cases, they don’t realize they’ve had too much to drink until they’re already driving or have an accident.

We hope this information helps you better understand the possibility that alcohol tolerance can be lowered with this type of weight loss surgery. If you need more information be sure to visit our previous blog post. There, you'll find more on this topic.

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