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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?

Give it time: This is a long-acting medicine. Give it at least two days, longer if you can -- the stuff doesn't clear your system for at least those two days. ...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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Is it ok to have occassional alcoholic drink while taking allopurinal?

Is it ok to have occassional alcoholic drink while taking allopurinal?

No: Allopurinol is to prevent gout. If you consume alcohol, it can cause a gout flare. If you don't want a gout flare, you take Allopurinol so drinking on the medication negates its beneficial affect. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if i drink 10 to 15 alcoholic beverages a day am i healthy?

I'm wondering if i drink 10 to 15 alcoholic beverages a day am i healthy?

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

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How long after taking medicine should I wait to drink alcoholic beverages?

How long after taking medicine should I wait to drink alcoholic beverages?

Depends on medicine: This depends on the medication you're taking. Please ask your own physician, who is better able to answer. With some medications, you should not be drinking alcohol at all. ...Read more

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Help please! is drinking mixed alcoholic drink better than just drinking beers?

Help please! is drinking mixed alcoholic drink better than just drinking beers?

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

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I have two buddies of mine who drink 3-5 alcoholic beverages a day, is that a clinical alcoholic?

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 more

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Is it more harmful to drink just one alcoholic drink of 30% a month then to drink the same glass 2x a week?

Is it more harmful to drink just one alcoholic drink of 30% a month then to drink the same glass 2x a week?

Missing Context: This question is unanswerable. What is harmful about one time drinking of an alcoholic beverage? What is harmful from minimal alcohol intake? I think we are missing the purpose or reason behind this question. ...Read more

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Why does a single alcoholic drink sometimes cause a bigger hangover than two or even three drinks at other times?

Why does a single alcoholic drink sometimes cause a bigger hangover than two or even three drinks at other times?

Hang over: Maybe the type of beverage, maybe you are not hydrated or haven't eaten. Maybe you have low alcohol tolerance. Hydrating with water before, during, and after gathering is always beneficial. Munchings also is good to prevent hang over. Alcohol + munchings= beer belly. ...Read more

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Which alcoholic drink has the lowest calories?

Which alcoholic drink has the lowest calories?

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