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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Content Percentage In Beer

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What is the alcohol content of light beer compared to regular beer?

What is the alcohol content of light beer compared to regular beer?

It varies: This varies by brand but we can make some reasonable generalizations. Most regular beers are about 5% alcohol, and most "light beers" are closer to 4%. If you want to know for sure, you may have to look it up for a particular brand or call the company. So about 5 light beers = 4 regular beers. Clearly you can get drunk on both so be careful! More info available on the NIAAA website ...Read more

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Can alcohol free wine effect the liver?

Can alcohol free wine effect the liver?

Alcohol free wine: Many problems of the liver are due directly to alcohol. Alcohol free wine would protect one from alcohol damage, unless alcohol is consumed in some other form for example beer, or whiskey etc. ...Read more

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What amount of alcohol consumption is beneficial? Doesn't any amount of alcohol consumption kill brain cells?

What amount of alcohol consumption is beneficial?  Doesn't any amount of alcohol consumption kill brain cells?

Depends: There is nothing called safe drinking. For male, more than 3 drinks per day and for female more than 2 drinks per day can cause liver damage in the long run. Certainly, other pattern of drinking, such as bing drinking can cause acute liver problem. ...Read more

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Does polyvinyl alcohol (partially hydrolyzed) in prenatals contain alcohol?

Does polyvinyl alcohol (partially hydrolyzed) in prenatals contain alcohol?

No ethanol: It is not ethanol, the "alcohol" in beer, wine, and whisky. Certain chemicals, like polyvinyl alcohol, use the name "alcohol" because they have a particular chemical structure, but are not ethanol (the alcohol in beverages). ...Read more

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How much sugar is consumed in an alcoholic drink, such as vodka, gin, tequila?

How much sugar is consumed in an alcoholic drink, such as vodka, gin, tequila?

Google: Google has a great interface built into their search engine which will calculate all of this type of information for you. Simply enter something like - sugar in vodka - and it will tell you. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can drinking high amounts of water remove the affects of a high salt diet?

Can drinking high amounts of water remove the affects of a high salt diet?

Somewhere between: not much and not a bit. First, in fluid accumulation, taking both water and salt makes it much worse. High salt diets do NOT generally get people's sodium level abnormal simply because it triggers thirst and people drink and it triggers water retnetion and people swell. ...Read more

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Does 300mg temazepam causes liver damage in a healthy individual that drinks alcohol very moderately?

Does 300mg temazepam causes liver damage in a healthy individual that drinks alcohol very moderately?

Unlikely: This is ten times the recommended dose and very ill advised. The risk of liver abnormalities at this level, however, is low. Any liver abnormalities would be more likely due to the moderate drinking than to a single overdose of temazepam. Fortunately this dose is not anywhere near the amount necessary to cause death, but when mixed with alcohol the amount needed to cause death can change hugely. ...Read more

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While breadtfeeding can i consume non alcohol beer 12 fl oz that contains 0.5 % alcohol by volume?

While breadtfeeding can i consume non alcohol beer 12 fl oz that contains 0.5 % alcohol by volume?

You decide: Any alcohol that might make it into the BM would end up in a baby who is developing rapidly. One of the byproducts of alcohol breakdown is formaldehyde.This is what we use to preserve specimens and is toxic to nerve cells. No level of alcohol intake has been proven safe. Near-beers are certainly better than regular beer or other drinks. ...Read more

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Following gall bladder removal, is it okay to drink moderate amounts of alcohol including wine?

Following gall bladder removal, is it okay to drink moderate amounts of alcohol including wine?

Yes, trial it first: Alcohol absorption or metabolism is not affected by the absence of the gallbladder. The liver should be able to handle moderate amounts of alcohol. However since bile, which would have once been stored in the gallbladder and release after meals, is now constantly expelled into the GI tract, you may find that the combination with alcohol may change your bowel habits. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to mix 3-4 non alcoholic beer with xanax (alprazolam)? I understand most non alcohol beer contains a tiny amount of alcohol.

Could be.: It is not good to drink with any psychotropic medications at all. The combination could increase the sedation and potency of the substances depending on the dose of the medication and the amount of the alcohol. The effect also depends on whether you ingested these drugs on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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Which alcohol drink contains most sugar?

Which alcohol drink contains most sugar?

The mixer: Alcohol is 7 calories/gram, so the one with the most alcohol has the most calories -- however, they are not sugar. That is found in the mixer, such as soft drinks, fruit juice and the like -- plus all the food you consume while you're drinking. ...Read more

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Does drinking "whey" increase the acidity content in my body?

Does drinking "whey" increase the acidity content in my body?

It isn't the way!: Whey protein is like all protein, which when metabolized can acidify the urine and less so the blood. All protein can do this, to some extent. However, the ability to use free fatty acids is enhanced in a slighly acidic fluid. This is not a health issue, unless you are in renal failure or have renal tubular acidosis. ...Read more

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How muc glucose conentent is cotaind in comparism in beer and diet coke?

How muc glucose conentent is cotaind in comparism in beer and diet coke?

None: There is no glucose in either beer or diet coke. Diet coke is sweetened with an artificial sweetner. Beer has alcohol sugars in it but no glucose. Diet coke should be zero calories. Beer on the other hand is variable as it ranges from 3% to 12% alcohol; if we take the average of 5% you are looking at about 13 calories per ounce. ...Read more

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Does moderate alcohol consumption (2-3 glass of wine/day) help raise or lower blood pressure?

Does moderate alcohol consumption (2-3 glass of wine/day) help raise or lower blood pressure?

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 more

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Does diazepam increase blood alcohol content?

Does diazepam increase blood alcohol content?

No, but.: Diazepam does not increase blood alcohol content. Diazepam will add to the depressant effect of the alcohol, so the person who is drinking alcohol will appear more drunk. ...Read more

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Is it unsafe to drink small amounts of alcohol?

Drinking alcohol.: Small amounts of alcohol are safe, and in fact may be beneficial from a health perspective. Generally speaking, two or three glasses of wine weekly, for example, may be beneficial for the heart. Two or three glasses daily, though, can lead to liver problems. ...Read more

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I'm legally allowed to consume alcohol in my state in private premises. Is occasional wine unhealthy?

I believe it's risky: Becoming comfortable with drinking at a young age & having access to cars & trucks poses a HUGE risk of problems to you & others. The risk is also very real that "occasional" will become "frequent" which will lead to "out of control." And trust me when I say no person on the planet who is "out of control" ever thought it could happen to them. "Occasional" is how it always begins. Hope this helps. ...Read more