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benefits of giving up alcohol

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Moderation: Depends on how much and how often. Benefits to cutting down on alcohol intake are less potential damage to liver with resultant cirrhosis and cardiac ... Read More
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Dr. Momen El Nesr
39 years experience Addiction Medicine
Problem Drinking: If your drinking is heavy and causing personal, family, or health problems, you will have tremendous benefits from quitting.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Alcohol and Health: Not really. There may be some who dispute this given that there is some anecdotal evidence that limited amounts of red wine can be protective of hea ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Only with light to: Moderate use. Per mayo clinic it may decrease risk for gallstones, heart disease, strokes, heart attack & diabetes. The problem is that it can caus ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
How much is the?: Moderate alcohol consumption for a male (1-3 drinks/day) or female (1-2 drinks) per day will not negate the befits of exercise and will help your lipi ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Well.....: I agree with dr. Namey. Just remember that you are replacing the calories burned through exercise with poor quality carb calories.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You decide: You asked. Either you are marrying a teetotaler, or you have some concerns that you may be losing self-control with respect to alcohol. There is no di ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possible benefits.: Light to moderate use may decrease risk for gallstones, heart disease, strokes, heart attack & diabetes (per mayo clinic.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Kill germs but...: This is a longstanding practice that is meant to kill bacteria on the skin to reduce the chance of infection. However, many research studies suggest t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Weigh carefully: Moderate drinking (2 drinks or less/day for men, and 1 drink or less/day for women) may protect against coronary artery disease and heart attack. Als ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
What : medicinal benefits are you referring to?
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Antibacterial: Mouthwashes tend to be formulated to help reduce bacterial counts which in turn will help with inflammed tissues.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
7 drinks per week: For a female no more than 7 drinks per week, and no more than 3 drinks in one evening. Any thing more is considered at risk drinking and could be harm ... Read More
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