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does alcohol consumption raise your body temperature ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Maybe the contrary.: Alcohol dilates the blood vessels on the skin leading to a warmer sensation but actually increase in heat loss. Although theoretically, the cold drink would also reduce the body temp , the body has a lot of tricks to combat the loss to maintain a normal temperature. If one falls unconscious in a cold environment, one may actually end up with severe hypothermia.

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Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
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No: In general, it is best not to consume alcohol while breastfeeding as alcohol can get into your bloodstream and then into your breastmilk. That being said, the alcohol does not stay there indefinitely. If you care to consume alcohol, a reasonable alternative would be to feed with expressed breastmilk and "pump and dump" the milk that you make for a couple of hours after drinking to be cautious.
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Is it ok to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
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What is the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Varies: There is fetal alcohol syn. Fas and fetal alc. Spectrum disorder fasd. The later is more incompassing of risks to the fetus when mother drinks. Rates vary by country and ethnicity. Fas incidence is listed in us, 0.5-2/1000 live births. American indians, 9.8/1000 lb. So. Africa, as high as 38/1000 lb.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
The incidence of FASD's is 1:100.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
The incidence of FASD's is 1:100.
Nov 25, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Sorry, half my comment got doubled. The incidence of FAS is 1:100 in Nevada, according to statistics collected by the State Health Division & the Nevada Genetics Network.
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If I had a body scan today, when can I restart taking my hormone medicine?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends on hormones : I think that would depend on the type of hormone you are talking about and the scan you had. If you didnt get instructions then check with your doctor first. Did you have a thyroid scan? Was it a bone scan or a density scan?

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