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Can alcohol consumption effect when a woman getting her period or even delay it?

Can alcohol consumption effect when a woman getting her period or even delay it?

Not generally: While some drugs can affect hormonal cycles, alcohol consumption is generally not one of these. That being said, chronic alcohol abuse can cause vitamin deficiencies and be associated with other unhealthy behaviors that ultimately can result in changes to hormonal balance. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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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


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How responsive is Bilirubin to Alcohol consumption? Will excessive drinking for one week impact test results during that period?

How responsive is Bilirubin to Alcohol consumption? Will excessive drinking for one week impact test results during that period?

Depends: Depending on the amount of intake, alcohol may induce hepatitis and that would raise bilirubin.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Could alcohol consumption cause a temporary decrease in urination in a diabetic? Moderate consumption one evening. Had 5 drinks over a 4 to 5 hour period and became unable to urinate.

Could alcohol consumption cause a temporary decrease in urination in a diabetic? Moderate consumption one evening. Had 5 drinks over a 4 to 5 hour period and became unable to urinate.

See your doctor: Alcohol generally has a diuretic effect, increasing urinary flow, whether you are diabetic or not. However, 5 drinks is unsafe drinking, even in someone without diabetes, and may be enough to cause paralysis of bladder muscles, which may be what happened. Your doctor needs to know about the level of your drinking, which is particularly of concern in diabetic, and you need to cut down/stop. ...Read more

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Why do I have vaginal bleeding after alcohol consumption, and when I have sex it has some tissue. This is happening when im not on my period also.?

Why do I have vaginal bleeding after alcohol consumption, and when I have sex it has some tissue. This is happening when im not on my period also.?

Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding after alcohol consumption is unrelated. Having tissue discharge after sex is rather unusual and needs looking into. I suggest that you see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Had spinal tap which resulted in a spinal headache. Headache has gone and I'm able to walk/stand for long periods. Am I safe for alcohol consumption?

Should be OK: To be completely safe, get in touch with the doctor who did the LP. The main concern might be whatever medical problem made the tap necessary. From the standpoing of the post-LP headache, moderate alcohol shouldn't be a problem. But don't tank up in a big way! ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol consumption delay a menstrual period?

Can excessive alcohol consumption delay a menstrual period?

Yes: Excessive and long term use of alcohol can be very disruptive to the menstrual cycle. However, it's always a good idea to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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Any advice on cutting down alcohol consumption?

Any advice on cutting down alcohol consumption?

Seek help...: Quit!, Seek professional help such as rehab and counseling. Identify the reasons, or root cause (s) behind why you drink. Be honest with yourself... how badly do you want to stop. I doubt if it will be a matter of "cutting down" it is either stop or do not stop. Your call. ...Read more

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Does alcohol consumption affect semen?

No: No effect on semen however while alcohol can inhibit sexual performance. ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption cause hemolysis?

Zieve's syndrome: Although quite a rare illness, there is something called Zieve's syndrome, wherein alcohol consumption can lead to hemolysis. The mechanism of hemolysis in Zieve's syndrome is not entirely understood. Alcohol is a toxin, and has damaging effects to the body -which is really too bad. Hopefully you can get some help, as hemolytic anemia can be bad news, as well as the liver problems etc with alcohol ...Read more

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How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

Makes it worse: Alcohol increases the level of uric acid, which is the chemical responsible for gout in predisposed individuals. In some people, gout only occurs when they are drinking. The byproducts of alcohol are excreted preferentially to the byproducts of uric acid, raising their levels, in some people raising them markedly. People with gout should not use alcohol, or drink very sparingly. ...Read more

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How does alcohol consumption affect an inr?

How does alcohol consumption affect an inr?

Unpredictable: Acute alcohol use can either increase or decrease the inr in a given individual. Chronic alcohol use with liver damage interferes with the production of clotting factors and will cause a more profound rise of inr with a given dose of warfarin/coumadin or, with cirrhosis, raise the inr on no anticoagulant at all. ...Read more

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What will alcohol consumption do to the hepatitis?

What will alcohol consumption do to the hepatitis?

Make it worse: If some one has hepatitis a, b, c or alcoholic hepatitis. Any amount of alcohol can make be very poisnous and lead to liver damage ending in cirrhosis and liver failure and will not be a candidate for liver transplant, unless have been alcohol free foe six months, but has been controversial lately. ...Read more

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Does alcohol consumption thin blood?

Does alcohol consumption thin blood?

Yes, and that may: Be a good or bad thing for you depending on your health. Too much creates obvious social and behavioral problems (including depression) and can raise potential for stroke. If your doc thinks you are in good health, moderate alcohol can be fine. ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption worsen a hernia?

Not really: Of course, if you drink so much you sacrifice good nutrition, your tissues would suffer and theoretically your defect could worsen. Or, if you're in the rages of repeated vomiting due to over consumption of etoh, your hernia won't be happy. Good luck ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption irritate the bladder?

Can alcohol consumption irritate the bladder?

Yes: Many foods (like caffeine, citrus, tomatoes and spicy foods) can irritate the bladder and alcohol is high on the list of foods that commonly irritate the bladder. ...Read more

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Des heavy alcohol consumption cause cancer?

Absolutely: Alcohol consumption is strongly linked with the development of oral cancer, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, and liver cancer. ...Read more

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Why do my ovaries hurt after alcohol consumption?

Why do my ovaries hurt after alcohol consumption?

No good answer: I don't have good answer for this question. But since alcohol is not essential for life I would recommend abstaining. I get excessively sleepy when I drink even a small quantity; so I just don't drink any. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is my alcohol consumption making me depressed?

I don't know what: Your alcohol consumption is - but yes, alcohol abuse can lead to depressive symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about alcohol consumption and ocd/schitzophrenia?

Can you tell me about alcohol consumption and ocd/schitzophrenia?

They are associated: Many people with both ocd and schizophrenia use alcohol to "self-medicate" the anxiety which goes along with both disorders. There is no evidence that alcohol causes either problem, but in people who are genetically susceptible, early use of alcohol may bring on the onset of either problem sooner, and possibly more severely. Alcohol makes it hard to safely treat either with meds. Cessation is key. ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption cause itchy watery eyes?

Can alcohol consumption cause itchy watery eyes?

Yes: Itchy and watery eyes are signs of ocular allergies that can be relieved by using antihistamine eye drops and avoiding the triggering sources that cause them. Alcohol consumption is not a common cause for this, but some people are more genetically predisposed to such reactions that cause flushing, nasal congestion, runny nose ; eyes, and even itching of mucosal surfaces, such as eyes and nose. ...Read more

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Can brain heal after damage caused by liver failure by alcohol consumption?

Can brain heal after damage caused by liver failure by alcohol consumption?

Complex: Yes, improved function can be achieved, but alcohol must be totally avoided, thiamine supplements are critical, liver function needs to normalize, and both psychological and medical interventions will be required as part of a rehab effort. Eventual outcome may well be unpredictable, but if all of the above can be done, odds of improvement are quite good. ...Read more

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High ferritin plus high alt and ast. Obviously too much alcohol consumption. Am I killing myself?

High ferritin plus high alt and ast. Obviously too much alcohol consumption. Am I killing myself?

Hemochromatosis: Alcohol consumption can cause liver disease with high serum levels of ALT and AST. However, it is very unusual for a high ferritin level to be associated with alcohol consumption. Alcoholics are more often anemic and have low ferritin levels. There is a congenital disorder, called hemochromatosis, which is associated with high ferritin levels, and causes liver damage. Get tested. It is treatable ...Read more

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My heart valve is replaced with mechanical. It can v calcium diposions after long time affects function. Alcohol consumption will clear this diposion?

My heart valve is replaced with mechanical. It can v calcium diposions after long time affects function. Alcohol consumption will clear this diposion?

NO: Mild to moderate alcohol use can increase "good" cholesterol, but doesn't affect calcium deposits on valve. I suspect you are on a blood thinner for valve, which CAN be adversely affected by alcohol. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more