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Suffering from enzyme deficiency and Asian flush after alcohol use. Will this affect my health ?

I'm Asian and have the enzyme deficiency causing Asian flush when drinking alcohol. Is it bad for my long term health if I continue to drink alcohol?. I faint, black out sweat sometimes but other times I just have a diffuse red appearance and noticeable throbbing, palpitations, why do the symptoms vary and will they reduce with gradual increase alcohol intake over time?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Psychologist 's  Response
Dec 2015
Dear
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns.
Asian flush is a result of an accumulation of acetaldehyde, a by product of alcohol inside the body.
This syndrome has been associated with increased risk of oesophagus cancer if alcohol comsumption is continued.
For you it is also causes fainting, which means metabolism imbalance.
Therefore it is highly advisable to change the habbit of consuming liquor.
Wish you speedy recovery.
Answered: Thu, 16 May 2013
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Psychologist Dr. K. V. Anand's  Response
Dec 2015
Dear
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns.
Asian flush is a result of an accumulation of acetaldehyde, a by product of alcohol inside the body.
This syndrome has been associated with increased risk of oesophagus cancer if alcohol comsumption is continued.
For you it is also causes fainting, which means metabolism imbalance.
Therefore it is highly advisable to change the habbit of consuming liquor.
Wish you speedy recovery.
Answered: Thu, 16 May 2013
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