Top
10
Doctor insights on: Alcohol Consumption And Hep C

Share
Dr. Gregg Albers
387 doctors shared insights

Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


2

2
Whar are the clinical manifestations of excessive alcohol consumption ?

Whar are the clinical manifestations of excessive alcohol consumption ?

Being drunk: Being intoxicated are the primary manifestations -- slurred speech, loss of control of fine motor movements, confusion with tasks requiring thinking, emotional instability, sometimes irritability, inappropriate laughter, staggering gait -- all the way to stupor and coma. If using despite harm to relationships and social responsibilities (like work) these are all signs of excessive use. ...Read more

3

3
What are differences between the effects of alcohol consumption and smoking?

What are differences between the effects of alcohol consumption and smoking?

It depends how much: Smoking is bad for you in any amount but its efeects are related to how many cigarettes and for how many years consumed.It causes copd, cadiovascular diseases, cancers of lung and mouth, perpheral vascular disease, impotence and erectile dysfunction, fetal abnormailities, bad teeth&breath alcohol in moderation may be beneficial for heart, but if abused can cause liver cirrhosis/failure and cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

5

5
Does heavy alcohol consumption slow wound healing?

Does heavy alcohol consumption slow wound healing?

Yes: It depends a little on what you define as "heavy" consumption. It is known that alcoholics have certain nutritional deficiencies that could impair wound healing potential. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is alcohol consumption related to acute pericarditis?

Is alcohol consumption related to acute pericarditis?

Yes: Alcohol use is a risk factor, and the link may be mediated by pancreatitis. It seems that heavy alcohol use can lead to acute pancreatitis, which increases fluids around the heart and inflammation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What's good for sour stomach due to alcohol consumption?

What's good for sour stomach due to alcohol consumption?

Less alcohol.: Seriously, even though our culture encourages alcohol use a lot, its still toxic. Too much drinking causes more trouble individually and societally than you can imagine, including some of your symptoms. If you have a hangover, don't drink more alcohol. This just prolongs the body cleaning out. Try OTC products that sooth tummies, or maybe just a cherry coke. ...Read more

9

9
Which the effects of alcohol consumption on building muscles?

Which the effects of alcohol consumption on building muscles?

Alcohol and muscles: Alcohol consumption impacts on growth hormone, testosterone production, and recovery. Therefore it impacts on and reduces the impsct of muscle building. This article answers your question in more detail: http://www.Askmen.Com/sports/bodybuilding_200/218_fitness_tip.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham
747 doctors shared insights

Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
567 doctors shared insights

Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more