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Does beer affect glaucoma

A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Alcohol is known to lower eye pressure, but in population studies drinking was not related to or a risk factor for glaucoma. Heavy fluid intake quick ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably Not: There is no conclusive evidence that alcohol consumption increases the risk of or control of glaucoma. In fact, it may be suggested that moderate alc ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
Not really: How much water you drink will have minimal if any impact on the severity of your glaucoma. Please make sure your glaucoma is well managed by an eye c ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Beer: You have low tolerance, more so if you are already on medications.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Not usually: But in severe alcoholics, you can get a bilateral nutritional-deficiency optic neuropathy.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: If you are trying to get pregnant you should not be drinking any type of alcoholic beverage as it can affect the baby (fetal alcohol syndrome).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
Can cause seizures: Alcohol can cause withdrawl seizures, and may effect the seizure threshhold in the brain for other types of xeizure. It may also interact badly with s ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: It would take a lot of caffeine to effect eye pressure and sinus congestion has no effect at all. Certain cold and sinus meds can effect the pressure ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
In, not of: Beer is composed of many things including water, grains and carbonation. The barley and yeast in beer ferment in our digestive systems and they produ ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Coffee and glaucoma : Presumably your concern is the risk of caffeine causing glaucoma. The eye pressure raising effects of caffeine have been known in the literature, the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Raises it, usually: Acutely, like in alcohol poisoning it can lower your blood pressure to shock levels- in fact many alcohol ods die of shock. Chronically, in heavier dr ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
14 years experience Pediatrics
Rarely: It can, but pretty unusual (about 1% of patients experience eye symptoms such as impaired vision, corneal opacities, dry eyes (which make contact lens ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Definitely a trigger: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience Psychiatry
No: No effect on semen however while alcohol can inhibit sexual performance.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
unpredictable: Acute alcohol use can either increase or decrease the inr in a given individual. Chronic alcohol use with liver damage interferes with the production ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Increases it.: It increases the formation of uric acid crystals and increases the problems with gout.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Red wine and bowels: No under ordinary circumstances of moderate intake of wine. Large amounts of wine will often irritate the intestinal system and affect bowel function ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
It can, yes.: Most effects on the eyes are minor and temporary, such as dry eyes, watery eyes, and irritation (called "conjunctivitis"); but chemo can cause more se ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
tough question!: My belief is that the effect caffeine has on triglycerides is very small. However, based on this article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/2333832 ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No: I'm sorry, I can't read your question. No, masturbation has no effect on your vision. Just make sure your activity doesn't impact your relationship w/ ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheldon Sheps
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Caffeine can cause a short, but dramatic increase in your blood pressure, even if you don't have high blood pressure: It's unclear what causes this spike in blood pressure. Some researchers believe that caffeine could block a hormone that helps keep your arteries wide ... Read More

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