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Allergic Reaction To Red Wine Symptoms
I drink a lot of red wine - could it be an allergic reaction or some horrible thing that's undiagnosed?
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Could red wine like syrah or shiraz and/or blueberries suddenly cause brow & lip swelling then lip rash afterwards, ie allergic reaction?
I am allergic to sulfa drugs. How likely is it that i'm also allergic to the sulfites in red wine?
Sulfa not= sulfite: Sulfonamide drug allergies are not generally predictive of reactions to sulfites. Although they sound similar, the body sees these chemicals quite differently. Sulfa antibiotics easily stimulate the immune system to make specific responses, hence allergies, but most reactions to sulfites are due to it being broken down into sulfur dioxide gas inside the body. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Wine does not: Cause one to lose weight. Wine is filled with sugar. To lose weight: eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Antioxidants: Red wine ( a little better that other wines) has the antioxidants (flavonoids and resveratrol) from the grape and the positive effects of alcohol in small amounts. No more of two cups a day for males and one for women and no more than five times a week helps to prevent hear attacks. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/111/2/e10.full. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
NAFLD: Fatty liver (nafld) is common finding on abdominal ultrasound in those who are overweight or obese. Best way to cure it is to lose central adiposity. That means exercise & nutrition. Men can typically have 2 drinks/d while women are allowed just 1/d. However, you're not supposed to drink more to make up for days you didn't imbibe. For now, best to avoid alcohol while you get rid of fatty liver. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not Sure.: Studies are mixed on the issue of red wine. Some say there are heart benefits. Others say it increases the risk of cancer. It's probably best to drink red wine occasionally and in moderation rather than add it to your daily diet because of possible health benefits. Remember, the risks might actually outweigh any potential benefit. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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