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can a person with pacemaker drink alcohol

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanan Morcos
20 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Moderation: There is no set rule to having a glass of wine after undergoing pacemaker insertion. The only thing that we recommend is moderation in everything you ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Yes, usually: Unless the underlying reason for the cardiac condition is not alcohol related or exacerbated, social consumption of alcohol should not be a problem. B ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Moderation is always suggested.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: I would not advise that. Double check with your cardiologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Drink: Yes you can. I would strongly suggest moderation , one beer, or one glass of wine only. Alcohol ingestion is bad for you even without a pacemaker.
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Question: If a person has sarcoid and if they have gastrointestinal involvement (clinically evident GI involvement occurs in less than 1% of sarcoidosis), then ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
NO : Drinking alcohol can make the antibiotic ineffective.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: It depends on the degree to which a persons immune system is suppressed & if active liver disease is present (ie. Active hepatits b or c). It also dep ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: It is best to avoid alcohol when you have a history of pancreatitis if you can.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Yes in moderation : The treatment for rabies including vaccine and hrig is not affected by drinking alcohol . As always drink responsibly and in moderation..
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