Hopita (hopita) wrote,
Hopita
hopita

Asian Flush.

Hey look, I'm not insane! Apparently you don't have to be Asian to have Asian Flush; some Jews get it too ("some people of Jewish descent reveal high levels of acetaldehyde and might experience the alcohol flush reaction as well.").

So there it is. Alcohol is poisonous to me. I can take that reaction (hot, red, dry face) that I've always been merely annoyed by and actually say "No -- I can't drink -- I have a genetic defect." Yaay!
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