Feeling Sick After Drinking Wine

What Causes Sickness After Drinking Wine?

Sickness after drinking wine can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose sickness after drinking wine, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "sickness after drinking wine" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Sulfite Sensitivity
  • Liver Congestion

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
poor mental clarity
significant bitter taste in mouth
high current exposure to solvents
having a CFS diagnosis
negative reaction to coffee
frequent nightmares
undigested fat in stools
pain medication use
pain between shoulder blades
slightly pale stools
frequent unexplained nausea
... and more than 30 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of sickness after drinking wine:
Cause Probability Status
Sulfite Sensitivity 98% Confirm
Liver Congestion 59% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate alcohol consumption, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Do you become more sick after drinking wine than after other alcoholic beverages?
Possible responses:
→ No / I don't drink wine / don't know
→ Mildly, but I'm usually fine
→ Moderately
→ Seriously
→ Severely - I can't tolerate wine at all
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate sickness caused by wine, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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