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Alcoholic Drink Hits Me Hard
Not usually: But it depends on the size of that one drink and how much alcohol it contains. A "beverage alcohol equivalent" is equal to one 12 ounce beer, 4 ounces of wine or one ounce of whiskey or hard liquor. For most people, having one drink per night isn't harmful. Some studies suggest that there is actually a benefit to one drink per night, especially red wine due to the antioxidants. Check with your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : And if your doctor didn't ask you about how much you drink, or you didn't offer that you do drink, let me then be the first to tell you - no. When someone with gastritis asks me if they can drink, i can safely assume that the gastritis is either being caused by, or contributed to, by excessive drinking. I strongly suggest you discuss your drinking in depth with your doctor or a therapist. ...Read more
NONE: Know this:all alcohol is sugar.It is a complex carbohydrate that has at least 100 calories per gram.Now that said;some beers brag that they have only "68" calories per can, and"lite" beers are often 100 calories.Give me my 1 oz of vodka over ice for more "bang for my calorie". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skip the drink: If that's a possibility.Get a more detailed answer ›
If one or two: Doesn't really make much difference. My experience is that when people are talking about "one or two" they are often really talking about ten or twelve. Alcohol in excess impairs our immune system, makes us more susceptible to infection, and those illnesses may last longer. If really one or two, it will not make any measurable difference in recovery. However, smoking will, and if you smoke, stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Umm...likely not.: Just in case you're in denial, 10-15 alcoholic beverages is a lot of alcohol. A lot! and because it probably did not happen overnight, you've likely been drinking too much for many years. Which means that it is highly unlikely that you are, indeed, healthy. My professional advice is to see a physician as soon as possible to get evaluated and checked out. It's the way to know for sure.Good luck. ...Read more
Both are bad: Mixed drinks and beer are the same after a fashion. The rule is alcohol in the drink. Making a mixed drink, you may get more alcohol in the drink than the 1oz the drink calls for. Beer can vary with alcohol by volume (german weiss/wheat beers versus american lagers). So neither is better. ...Read more
I have two buddies of mine who drink 3-5 alcoholic beverages a day, is that a clinical alcoholic?
Abuse or at risk: In men less than age 65 more than 3 drinks in 1 day or 14 in a week is considered abuse and at risk. We do not use clinical. However we use abuse or dependency both are present > 1 year but abuse has 1 criteria , dependency 3 or more they are at risk and abuse. Have them talk to their doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it more harmful to drink just one alcoholic drink of 30% a month then to drink the same glass 2x a week?
Why does a single alcoholic drink sometimes cause a bigger hangover than two or even three drinks at other times?
Fewer numbers: I would advise that you consider thinking about the number of drinks you usually have and if you honestly think you don't drink too many. Because otherwise, it kinda sounds like your just wanting to perhaps 'get the biggest bang for your buck, ' whereas others might think just drinking fewer drinks, maybe like no more than one or two per evening would work best. ...Read more