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Would 6-8 units of alcohol one per week do any damage?

Would 6-8 units of alcohol one per week do any damage?

Binging.: Drinking any more than 2 drinks at a sitting is considered binging, and can do damage in the long run. While 1-2 servings (a serving is 4 oz. wine or 12 oz. beer or 0.5 oz. hard liquor = 0.4 oz alcohol) daily is modestly protective, binging (drinking more than 2 drinks at a time) has never been shown to be beneficial, and is probably harmful. Thank you for your question and trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

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Help please! is drinking 45 units of alcohol a week too much?

Help please! is drinking 45 units of alcohol a week too much?

Unit?: Wow - this sounds like a lot. But, i don't have a clue what a 'unit' of alcohol is. Perhaps you can clarify this and reask the question. ...Read more

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Is drinking 12 units of alcohol in one night ONCE per week worse than drinking 12 units of alcohol over the ONE week? If so why as its the same amount

Is drinking 12 units of alcohol in one night ONCE per week worse than drinking 12 units of alcohol over the ONE week? If so why as its the same amount

MUCH worse: drinking more than 4 drinks on one occasion (3 for women and men over 60) constitutes binge drinking, and is statistically associated with the development of alcohol abuse and all its problems. It is also FAR more damaging to various organs (brain, nervous system, liver, pancreas, stomach etc etc) than drinking 1-2 drinks per day. Seek counseling if you cannot curtail your drinking/stop binges. ...Read more

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If I drink 10 units of alcohol in 1 night once per week or once every 2 weeks, am I likely to damage my liver fast?

If I drink 10 units of alcohol in 1 night once per week or once every 2 weeks, am I likely to damage my liver fast?

No, but other harm:: Exceeding 3-4 units daily can lead to liver disease. 1 unit=10 ml of pure alcohol = 25 ml of 40% whisky = 8 oz of beer( 0.4 pints uk). So it's not likely that you would damage your liver BUT it's more than likely that you will become intoxicated, suffer poor judgement and accidents, and hurt your relationship with significant others if they are around you. Please visit http://bit.ly/1KPrPC5 ...Read more

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Whats the chance of damage to liver or other parts of body drinking 10.2 units of alcohol in one sitting once per month? Enjoy a few beers now n again

Whats the chance of damage to liver or other parts of body drinking 10.2 units of alcohol in one sitting once per month? Enjoy a few beers now n again

Bang Bang Yer Dead: Oh, probably like banging your thumb with a hammer once a month with occasional hits in-between.Time to heal, then damage, heal,damage,etc.And what's this 10.2 "units?"Milligrams of alcohol? \Ounces?Glasses? Buckets?Probably a bigger danger is that you ever-so-slowly increase your frequency and/or amounts. Plus, so-called "binge drinking.Check-out"The Perils of Binge Drinking"(at readersdigest.ca) ...Read more

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Hi, i'm 151 lb male. I have been drinking 10 beers(14 units of alcohol) once a week and nothing more for rest of the week, is that will damage liver?

Hi, i'm 151 lb male. I have been drinking 10 beers(14 units of alcohol) once a week and nothing more for rest of the week, is that will damage liver?

Yes it can: Yes, this is binge drinking -- a form of alcohol abuse, which can damage your liver. See your doctor about this. Not only liver damage is possible, though -- it's also neurotoxic, and can increase your risk for heart disease later in life. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/259560.php findings with binge drinking were similar to damage caused by hypertension and high cholesterol. ...Read more

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