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Is it bad to have an alcoholic drink every night, even if it's just one?

Is it bad to have an alcoholic drink every night, even if it's just one?

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 more

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Can I have an alcoholic drink if I have gastritis?

Can I have an alcoholic  drink if I have gastritis?

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

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What is the best alcoholic drink for someone on a diet?

What is the best alcoholic drink for someone on a diet?

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 more

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Can you have an alcoholic drink while taking topiramate?

Can you have an alcoholic drink while taking topiramate?

Not recommended: With any med that affects mood and or memory alcohol would not be recommended. Not sure why you are on it, however it is used for persons with alcohol problems, it can decrease cravings and make alcohol less rewarding. ...Read more

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Low fat alcoholic drink?

Low fat alcoholic drink?

Moderation is the : Key. Alcohol can affect liver function and fatty foods can elevate cholesterol and triglycerides. Alcohol may cause stomach irritation. Have a regular check up with your dr to be sure that your body functions are ok and stable ...Read more

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How long after taking oramorph can you have a alcoholic drink?

How long after taking oramorph can you have a alcoholic drink?

Long half life: Oramorph has a long half life. Don't know your dose or why you are taking it. If stable and feeling normal, you can have a drink without getting into trouble. That does not mean you could drink excessively, however. ...Read more

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If I have a cold, how bad is it to have an alcoholic drink or two?

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 more

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