By: Metacafe Affiliate U
50% of Asian and about 5% of non Asian people experience an unpleasant reaction to drinking alcohol. In some people this alcohol flush reaction occurs even with a slight amount of alcohol. This is due to a genetic variant in the ALDH2 gene.
Alcohol Flush Reaction is mainly due to the inheritance of one or two copies of this ALDH2*2 genetic variant. People with alcohol flush reaction have a genetic variant affecting how their bodies break down alcohol.
Sufferers of Alcohol Flush Reaction have alcohol flush reaction symptoms such as...
face turns red.
red areas on other parts of the body
increased heart rate.
reduced blood pressure.
prickly sensation of the skin.
An extremely bad hangover especially relative to amount of alcohol consumed.