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Does alcohol increase fats?

Does alcohol increase fats?

Alcohol: Alcohol calories are usually carbohydrates. But these are unneeded and not nutritional carbohydrates. So, when the liver sees this much sugar they make triglycerides, or fat storage molecules. Thus this sugar is made into fats that can be dangerous. ...Read more

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How can I cut down on alcohol?

How can I cut down on alcohol?

Cutting down is hard: For someone with alcohol dependence or alcoholism cutting down is likely harder than stopping completely and usually does not work well. People without drinking problems rarely would ever even think they need to cut down. Sometimes they may be able, but most recovering alcoholics will tell you they tried again and again and could not succeed, the craving was to strong after the first drink. ...Read more

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Alcohol (Tip)

Avoid painkillers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen during a hangover. ...See more

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What are the effects of alcohol?

What are the effects of alcohol?

Short/long effects: If someone drinks alcohol short-term health effects, can be hangover, slurred speech,
drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach
and headaches. High blood pressure, stroke, and other heart-related diseases. Long term effects include liver disease, nerve damage,
sexual problems, permanent damage to the brain. Unintentional injuries car crash, falls, burns, drowning ...Read more

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Is a little alcohol bad for men?

Is a little alcohol bad for men?

No it isn't: A beer, glass of wine or a single alcoholic cocktail isn't bad provided it does not make you intoxicated. In fact, red wine contains anti-oxidents which may be extremely healthy. However any, even a little alcohol is bad for an alcoholic because they can not control or limit themselves to just consuming "only a little". ...Read more

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Alcohol (Tip)

Chewing small pieces of ginger may give relief from hangovers. ...See more

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Where can I get help for alcohol?

Where can I get help for alcohol?

Help for Alcohol: I commend you to get help for Your Alcohol use.
Let Wise Person within you ask:
• Duration of Alcohol use
• Effect on marriage, relationships, work, and finances
• Conviction to overcome Alcoholism; and reasons for it
Then, see a Psychiatrist for
•Therapy to understand use of Alcohol and its effects,
•to learn coping skills for stresses of life
•Attend AA Meetings regularly
Your Life is Precious! ...Read more

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What is rubbing alcohol used for?

What is rubbing alcohol used for?

Rubbing alcohol: It is used as a skin cleaner and disinfectant. ...Read more

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Alcohol (Tip)

Drink 1 Liter of water. Then perform exertional physical activity such as running or hill climbing. ...See more

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What are casual alcohol cravings?

What are casual alcohol cravings?

Depends: The NIH says that more than one drink per day for women or 2 drinks per day for men may suggest a problem with alcohol. Cravings are usually defined as thoughts about drinking. These are problematic if you have (or have had) a problem with alcohol abuse. They may also be problematic if they are obsessive and you cannot stop these thoughts. A conversation with your FP may clear up and confusion. ...Read more

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How do you give a alcohol massage?

I don't believe: That alcohol would have the right consistency for a massage - but it can be applied to reduce heat. ...Read more

Dr. William Golden Dr. Golden
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Alcohol (Tip)

Avoid persons, places and things associated with drinking. Go to either aa or smart recovery. ...See more

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Can you take alcohol with cephtin?

Can you take alcohol with cephtin?

Cephtin/Alcohol: Not a good idea to drink while on antibiotics. The general problem is that alcohol interferes with the blood level of the drug. So the drug might not be as effective. If one is a heavy drinker there are other considerations such as liver problems. One can have side effects such as nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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What can cause alcohol intolerance?

Genes/Meds/Religion: Alcohol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme is found in all humans but varies depending on sex and race. People with low levels - young females and those of asian descent may have typical red flush when drinking.

Medication interactions are another important reason for intolerance.

However, in the western world religion is probably the leading cause of alcohol intolerance. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
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Alcohol (Tip)

Do attend aa meetings. ...See more

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Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Yes and No: Phenethyl alcohol is found in certain plants, so it is natural in that setting. Like many compounds, scientists may have the ability to create it in a lab (it would not be natural in that setting). Likewise, this or similar compounds in a plant in your yard would be natural, but having a bottle of the compound sitting on your table would be unnatural. It all depends on the details. ...Read more

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Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Chronic Heavy Drinking: Can lead to: Anemia, Cancer, Heart disease, poor circulation, liver disease, neuropathy, Dementia, Depression, Seizures, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Hig Blood Sugar, Impaired Immune system, pancreatitis, gastritis, among others. Need I say more? ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Alcohol (Tip)

Higher success rate with aa program involvement. ...See more

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Does alcohol affects teenage growth?

Does alcohol affects teenage growth?

YES: alcohol use in excess may have many bad side effects on many systems of your body including nutrition, livers, kidney and brain. May result in nutritional deficiencies and hormonal influences affecting growth ...Read more

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Which is worse: alcohol or chocolate?

Which is worse: alcohol or chocolate?

Champagne n choclat: In small amounts (1 standard glass wine/beer etc/day), both alchol and chocolate have been associated with some positive health effects for some, but too much alcohol will damage your kidneys, liver, heart, esophogus n more. Too much choclate will also cause weight gain and the associated health risks. Serious health consequences from alcohol is probably much more common - than chocolate overdo. ...Read more