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Alcohol And Diabetes Does It Raise Blood Alcohol
Find out 4 yourself.: It's a subjective thing. As a rule, 2 drinks or less may lower BP and more than that, may increase it. But people have varying responses to alcohol. Have your annual check up including blood pressure, blood test, ekg and when u reach 50, consider having a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer or polyp! cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure to unhealthy levels: Having more than three drinks in one sitting temporarily increases your blood pressure, but repeated binge drinking can lead to long-term increases. Heavy drinkers who cut back to moderate drinking can lower their systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) by 2 to 4 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and their diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number in a blood pressure reading) by 1 to 2 mm Hg. Heavy drinkers who want to lower blood pressure should slowly reduce how much they drink over one to two weeks. Heavy drinkers who stop suddenly risk developing severe high blood pressure for several days. If you have high blood pressure, avoid alcohol or drink alcohol only in moderation. Moderate drinking is generally considered to be: Two drinks a day for men younger than age 65, One drink a day for men age 65 and older, One drink a day for women of any age. A drink is 12 ounces (355 milliliters) of beer, 5 ounces (148 milliliters) of wine or 1. 5 ounces (44 milliliters) of 80-proof distilled spirits. Keep in mind that alcohol contains calories and may contribute to unwanted weight gain — a risk factor for high blood pressure. Also, alcohol can interfere with the effectiveness and increase the side effects of some blood pressure medications. ...Read more
Likely pushes it up: RTDs (ready to drink) such a bourbon & cola, vodka & lemonade are extremely high in sugar and will raise your blood sugar levels dramatically. Cider is also considered high in glucose. Wine and beer cause less of a spike in sugar levels but still contain a lot of calories. Alcohol in excess will prevent diabetic medications from working so will make blood glucose go up. http://www.alcohol.org.nz ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combo warnings: The interaction checker I use in my office showed no problem due to the alcohol, nor any effect on the alcohol level...But it did warn that these two drugs when taken together ( with or without alcohol) can significantly and perhaps dangerously raise your blood pressure! a good reminder to all to watch about mixing any meds due to potential side effects which can be a real danger. ...Read more
Part 2: oops - hit the return key too soon. If you read my first post, here's the rest: I found reference to increased heart rate, but NOT increased BP. I suggest you purchase an inexpensive cuff and measure your own actual BP before and after exposure. Remember that it's safe for BP to rise with exertion and stress. On a stress test, it's healthy to see BP go from 120/80 to 200/90 during exercise. OK? ...Read more
Alcohol can cause: Hypoglycemia if you drink and don't eat for a prolonged period of time. Otherwise, no one, except those on diabetes meds, has hypoglycemia -- unless you have end stage cancer, liver or kidney disease, etc. If you drink too much chronically you can poison your liver's ability to make glucose. If overweight, you may think your body's return to normal glucose is hypoglycemia, but it's not. ...Read more
No, not generally: If you are on fenofibrate, it means your triglycerides are high, and alcohol can raise these free fats very high and is dangerous for you. You are also on medication for bipolar disorder, and alcohol is dangerous for that as well, worsening the disorder and also interfering with the medications you are taking. Talk to your doctor about it. Low dose alcohol (1 drink/day) can raise good cholesterol. ...Read more
Alcohol: Being a toxin, it exacerbates cv diseases as well as other metabolic functions & nervous system. ...Read more
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 drinkers (3/day on average or more), it elevates blood pressure, and in fact is a cause of secondary hypertension. For the most part, people with elevated BP should drink very much in moderation, if at all. I ask my pt's to keep it to special occasion. ...Read more
Alcohol and Blood: This is an excellent question. There are two answers that may sound like they contradict each other. Alcohol thins the blood. This means that it does not clot so easily and too much alcohol, affecting the liver, can lead to easily bruising and such. But, drinking alcohol is also dehydrating. You pee off more fluid than you consume...Which can make the blood thicker and thus lead to slowing.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol: Alcohol is a well known vasodilator which in turn will lower your blood pressure in the short term but the chronic use of alcohol will lead to high blood pressure in the long term, so if you have high blood pressure it is best to avoid heavy alcohol use. An exception my be the use of one glass of red wine with dinner whic may lead to cardiovascular benefits if your blood pressure is not an issue. ...Read more
Does phentermine incease blood alcohol levels and does it have any effect on the results of a breathalyzer?
Ends it: By getting the driver or someone else killed, or the license revoked or go to prison. Reaction time and judgement are impaired even at low levels. This is general knowledge. Please take jets away from drinkers. ...Read more
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