Drinking alcohol on an empty stomach can cause blood sugar levels to drop quickly, which can cause hypoglycemia. Low blood sugar prompts symptoms such as dizziness and confusion, which can be mistaken for drunkenness. Drink only in moderation and be sure to eat when having a drink. And when you drink, follow the same alcohol intake levels as recommended for the general population – a maximum of one drink daily for women and two drinks a day for men.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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