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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?

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 more

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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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I just started Lexapro (escitalopram) and Ativan and neither label said anything about alcohol consumption, would drinking be safe?

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

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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?

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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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

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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

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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?

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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Is alcohol consumption for diabetics okay?

Is alcohol consumption for diabetics okay?

In moderation: No more than 1 daily, [otherwise too many calories and can get drunk:)]and take it with a meal, not separate from meal [ as alcohol can cause low blood sugar]. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

Concussion is an injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more