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what are the basic daily nutritional requirements?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
400 charact not enuf: Too detailed to give full answer here. In brief, adequate fluid, protein calories, fat, carbohydrate (macronutrients), as well as essential vitamins and minerals (we don't make them, need them for growth, development, repair) which need to come from diet. About 40+ nutrients all told. Easily available info online; just google your question (get more specific re: age, sex, preg, etc-differs for all.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I like to unwind after work everyday with 2-3 beers during dinner and watching tv., does that mean i'm an alcoholic?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
See below : Weekly maximums for alcohol use are 14 drinks for males and 7 for females or males over 65 years old. Anything above this is considered at risk drinking and may indicate a problem. It does not mean you are automatically an alcoholic however unless it creates problems in health, other obligations are missed, there is a desire or attempts to cut down but can't.
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Are there any positive effects of having a few drinks daily?

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
ETOH: Elevation in good cholesterol (hdl) i would be more concerned with the adverse effects of daily alcohol consumption.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Could daily exposure to rust cause tetanus or some other type of illness?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing Xrays: Rust in and by itself does not cause tetanus. However, chronic exposure to a cloud of rust particles could cause confusing chest xrays. Particle filters & masks are recommender in occupations where this is expected. Small rust particles can be inhaled into the deep areas of the lung & settle in. Xrays look sickly but patients tend to be asymptomatic. (siderosis).
A 40-year-old member asked:

I use the bathroom more than 10 times daily lately. Would it be good to see a doctor?

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Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Typically anything greater than 8 voids per day is consider high. It may be caused by a number of problems or simply be a function of drinking large amounts of fluid.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it a problem to take naprosin daily?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Naproxen: Yes - your risk of gastric irritation increases as well as the risk of gastric ulcerations which can be very dangerous.

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