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How much alcohol consumption is safe in a day?If vitamin B12 levels below normal in a social drinker, how to correct , what regime to follow?
Find the cause: One number that's held up is 5 or more alcoholic drinks on any one day more than once a week means you're heading for loss of control. The cause of the vitamin B12 deficiency needs to be found. If you're a vegetarian, consider giving it up or supplementing. If your diet is okay or you supplement, an investigation for pernicious anemia ; other causes will be undertaken by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I just started Lexapro (escitalopram) and Ativan and neither label said anything about alcohol consumption, would drinking be safe?
How much?: The effects of alcohol mixed with meds are usually additive. Depending on the individual's biodhemistry drinking might be safe - but you would need to be careful about quantity. Think about dirnking - but less. If you or family members have drinking problems, then drinking at all is a gamble. ...Read more
Is a fetus safe from excessive alcohol consumption at approx 8 weeks? Alcohol consumption and pregnancy
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol in Diabetics: As per national Institute of Health: Alcohol use can worsen diabetes-related medical complications, such as disturbances in fat metabolism, nerve damage, and eye disease. long-term alcohol ingestion in diabetics who are not adequately nourished can lead to dangerously low blood sugar levels. Please continue follow up with your Physician and discuss Diabetes and your Alcohol use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 more
Alcohol: Depends on the amount consumed & the length of time, as well as the status of your organs such as brain, liver, etc. ...Read more
B vitamin deficiency: Alcohol causes vitamin b1 deficiency, the most serious, also resulting in greater alcohol intake.Vitamin b6 can't be converted to its active form. Decreased liver absorption and increased urinary excretion of many b vitamins and especially Folic Acid is noted. Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid (vitamin b9) deficiency produce macrocytic anemia (enlarged blood cells). Treatment: vitamins b12+ b9+b complex. ...Read more
Yes: It's certainly possible for your pancreas to heal faster if you stop alcohol consumption, but it depends on why your pancreas is not functioning normally. Alcohol can put a strain on your pancreas, so drinking can make a damaged pancreas worse. Please consult with your physician. Hope this answer helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer