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how does drinking alcohol affect your health

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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.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Spector
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
Then don't: As we continue to figure out what the true health benefits vs risks alcohol has on the human body, I am not currently recommending to my patients who ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John O'Malley
53 years experience Child Psychiatry
In Limited Quanity: Red wine is known for its beneficial effects on heart and vascular functioning. A 4 ounce glass a day is quite adequate to achieve this goal. There ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
It depends: Occasionally there is irreversible damage to organs as a result of chronic alcohol use. We generally consider the brain to be pretty well back to bas ... Read More
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Dr. Albert Arias
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No: No but cigarette smoking (addiction) and alcoholism are two of the top three preventable causes of death. They are among the top contributors to "all ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
8 years experience Hepatology
Usually 1: Generally, liver doctors don't recommend drinking alcohol as it can damage the liver over time and lead to problems down the line, however, if you do ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Illegal: There are good and just reasons for the prohibition of alcohol for young teens. It kills brain cells. It reduces a 14 ear old's ability to make logi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
RIGHT: When you say "how bad" you know the answer. Alcohol doesn't take weight off or put muscle on. It really isn't meant to be used for either.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Potentially: If it contains nicotine, yes. Check to see what your inhaling. All the best.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
No specific interact: Diflucan (fluconazole) could stay in your system from about 5-7 days, on average. There are no specific interactions with alcohol but, be careful: Dif ... Read More
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