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Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis c is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us. ...Read more

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Quit drinking alcohol ?

Quit drinking alcohol
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Absolutely!: What's your question? Do you have an alcohol problem? Are you addicted? Do you just want to stop? Please see your doctor for help and guidance for alcohol abuse. Check out aa, as well. ...Read more

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Least harmful alcoholic beverage?

The least : Harmful alcoholic beverage is the one that you don't drink. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Does drinking alcohol increase dopamine?

Alcohol, Dopamine: Alcohol increases the release of Dopamine in brain’s “reward center. By increasing Dopamine levels in the brain, alcohol tricks you into thinking that it’s actually making your feel great. The effect is that you keep drinking to get more Dopamine release, but at the same time you’re altering other brain chemicals that are enhancing feelings of depression. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol worsen cancer?

Can drinking alcohol worsen cancer?

Etoh and Cancer: hello, in small amounts none. If you have cancer of the liver secondary to cirrhosis, and you have end stage liver disease than yes it will. If you have cancer from anywhere that has spread to the liver, yes it would. But if you had stage 2 colon cancer the alcohol wont do anything except make the nausea from chemo worse.. so answer is no, it depends ! OK? But, a glass of wine daily won't... ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol kill stds?

Does drinking alcohol kill stds?

No: There's no evidence that drinking alcohol will cure an std. Specific antibiotics are necessary to be treated appropriately for specific std's. It's also important the the partner be treated as well. ...Read more

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Vomiting black after drinking to much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana?

Vomiting black after drinking to much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana?

Probably : Related to gastritis or a gastric ulcer or an esophageal injury from the vomitting. You need to be examined by your doctor. You also need to abstain from alcohol( and drugs) before you do some serious damage that may affect your life in the shsort run or worse cause chronic liver disease, to mention just 2 negatives from the excesses. Be smart...You are not as immortal as you think. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol irritate gall stones?

Can drinking alcohol irritate gall stones?

Absolutely: Alcohol is a well known risk factor for liver disease and particularly pancreatitis. The gallbladder, particularly, sick one reacts unpredictably to alcohol ingestion and may very well trigger a biliary colic and worse case scenario, pancreatitis, which can be fatal. ...Read more

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Will drinking beer or alcohol make STDs worse?

Will drinking beer or alcohol make STDs worse?

Maybe: It should not worsen the std, however it may increase the likelihood of getting one or passing on one - may make bad decisions (like not wearing a condom). ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol cause tonsillitis?

Yes: Alcohol concentration could irritate tissue directly, alcohol could depressed you immune system enhancing infection. ...Read more

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Is sugar alcohol , alcohol?

Is sugar alcohol , alcohol?

No: sugar alcohols end in 0H, which puts them in the category of alcohols in general. But the drinking alcohol is ethanol and that is different from the sugar alcohols like xylitol, mannitol, ( you dont get drunk from them) ...Read more

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Can you drink beer with gallstones? Or any alcoholic drink?

Can you drink beer with gallstones? Or any alcoholic drink?

You can: It turns out that there is some data/evidence that moderate alcohol consumption actually reducing gallstone incidence. I wouldn't encourage you to do this but rather review this with your primary care physician about ways to reduce issues with gallstones. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I drink alcohol every night, is this alcohol abuse?

I drink alcohol every night, is this alcohol abuse?

Depends: Safe alcohol limits in men are fewer than 15 drinks per week, and in women (and men over 60) 7 drinks per week. If you are having one glass of wine, or one shot of distilled spirits each night, you are within those limits. If you are having 2 or more, you are exposing your body/brain to some risk. If you have 4 or more drinks on one occasion, you are at high risk of alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol cause liver damage?

Yes.: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with fatty liver, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and may contribute to the progression of fibrosis, leading to cirrhosis . ...Read more

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol drinking cause fainting?

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Yes: Excessive alcohol can cause a myriad of symptoms, and unsteadiness and loss of consciousness is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Are people considering lowering alcohol drinking age to 18?

Are people considering lowering alcohol drinking age to 18?

No: Officially not in the usa, but there are apparently exceptions: http://www2.Potsdam.Edu/hansondj/legaldrinkingage.Html in other parts of the world, the legal drinking age may be 18 or younger. ...Read more

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When you become abstinent from years of alcohol drinking do you unrepress your emotions?

When you become abstinent from years of alcohol drinking do you unrepress your emotions?

Not necessarily: But it wont happen without stopping the alcohol and there are other health benefits as well. ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol drinking cause erection problems?

Can excessive alcohol drinking cause erection problems?

Yes!!: Oh yes, on many levels. I've never met an alcoholic with a good sex life. Ever. ...Read more

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I'm taking amiodarone with alcohol drinking?Is it okay?

Careful: Amiodarone can be toxic to the liver, as can alcohol. It is not a good mix. Further, amiodarone may be prescribed for atrial fibrillation, where alcohol may lead to atrial fibrillation; working against each other, so to say. ...Read more

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Could heavy alcohol drinking cause you to become epileptic?

Withdrawal : Alcohol withdrawal causes seizures but does not preclude you will develop epilepsy , it could however cause the kindling phenomenon which can cause more severe withdrawal and subsequent seizures. ...Read more

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How will my alcohol drinking affect my progress at the gym?

It depends: It is better to go to gym before you go out to have drink(s) with friends. Even it depends on the amount, frequency, the level of your tolerance and many other variables it may slow down your progress at the gym. Drinking alcohol would make it more difficult to maintain the same speed, aerobic routine or weigh lifting. Also that could affect your breathing and heart rate. ...Read more

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Sir this question fro my friend sheena her husbend can't share with sex with out alcohol drinking what is the reason ?

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this question  fro my friend  sheena
her husbend  can't share with sex with out alcohol drinking   what is the reason ?

Control Alcohol: I would be concerned about your friends husbands alcohol use. Perhaps he is drinking too much. I would advise you tell your friend that she and her husband should have a frank discussion about his alcohol use. There should many counselors available in your area to help with alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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Can regular blood tests pick up on alcohol drinking?

Can regular blood tests pick up on alcohol drinking?

Depends on the test: There are lab tests that can detect alcohol intake, one being test for carbohydrate deficient transferrin, others being elevations in liver enzymes and hdl. These are in addition to direct measurement of alcohol in blood. ...Read more

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How long after heavy alcohol drinking can they get liver disease and what are warning signs?

How long after heavy alcohol drinking can they get liver disease and what are warning signs?

Depends on: How much alcohol per year and what other damage the liver has sustained. First sign is abnormal liver function tests in blood. By the time you get symptoms, liver damage would be advance. If you suspect you have liver damage, get a blood test at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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Does alcohol drinking cause an enlarged liver?

Does alcohol drinking cause an enlarged liver?

Yes: Dr ali is correct. In some folks, acute alcohol. Ingestion can temporarily enlarge the liver. This is not usually permanent or dangerous. But drinking to excess is of course a serious problem. See your doctor if you believe your liver is damaged or you have a drinking problem. ...Read more

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Does frequent alcohol drinking cause blood in stools ?

Does frequent alcohol drinking cause blood in stools ?

Alcohol and blood: Alcohol is actually classified as a poison .It is a toxic substance so therefore large quantities of it can be very much a gastric irritant. That is it can cause bleeding. Otherwise there are many causes for blood in one's stool. Ones should never presume it's one thing or another. ...Read more

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What causes easy skin bruising: can alcohol drinking increase skin bruising?

What causes easy skin bruising: can alcohol drinking increase skin bruising?

Yes: If your liver is starting to fail, you will stop making clotting factors and start to have easy bruising. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between heavy alcohol drinking and lung cancer?

Is there a relation between heavy alcohol drinking and lung cancer?

Yes, kinda: Kinda. Heavy alcohol drinkers often ate heavy smokers, and/or don't take good care of themselves, have other illnesses or diseases that weaken immunity to infection, inflammation, and tumors. ...Read more

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Hi I have quit drinking alcohol use to drink up to 60 units weekly. Taken up coffee two cups daily. Will this have a good affect on my liver ?

Hi I have quit drinking alcohol use to drink up to 60 units weekly. Taken up coffee two cups daily. Will this have a good affect on my liver ?

Probably.: Research has shown that 1-2 cups of coffee per day can be useful in various types of liver inflammation. I feel that you are doing your liver more of a service by having stopped abusing alcohol, however. If you have continued concerns for your liver, your primary care doctor can do blood tests that will give a good idea whether you are having any liver problems at this time. Good luck. ...Read more