How long does it take for alcohol intolerance to show?
Some sufferers may experience alcohol intolerance symptoms shortly after consuming alcohol – roughly 20 or 30 minutes – with some finding the runny nose and flushed face occurring first.
Respiratory reactions also tend to happen quickly, including shortness of breath and quickening of your heart rate. The signs and symptoms depend on how much alcohol has been drank and individual tolerances.
How long do alcohol intolerance symptoms last?
If the intolerance is severe, symptoms like major headaches or migraines can occur that can carry on for one or two hours. Every person, situation, and severity are different, and not everyone will experience intolerances the same way.
The most effective way to stop alcohol intolerance happening is by halting or restricting consumption of alcohol – non-alcoholic drinks can be useful in social situations.
Intolerance tests can help you to understand what it is that you’re intolerant to, as it may be that it is ingredients within certain drinks that are causing you discomfort and other beverages may be okay for you to consume. If you suffer from what you think might be an alcohol intolerance, it is important to understand which ingredient of the drink is causing you issues (is it the gluten? Or the fruit?). With this knowledge, you can choose alternatives to help you avoid the symptoms of alcohol intolerance.
If you have found out that you are intolerant to alcohol, changing your diet need not be daunting. YorkTest Nutritional Therapists are here to help you understand how to optimise your food and drink choices.
For more information please call our friendly team on 0800 074 6185.
Information provided above regarding Food Intolerance (defined by YorkTest as a food specific IgG reaction) is intended to provide nutritional advice for dietary optimisation. YorkTest recommend that you discuss any medical concerns you have with a GP before undertaking a YorkTest programme.